Suzannah Bentley has joined Scribd as content acquisition associate focused on ebooks from international markets. Previously, she was foreign rights coordinator at Janklow & Nesbit.
Emma Paterson will move to Aitken Alexander as an agent in October. She has been at Rogers, Coleridge & White the past five years. Also at the agency, Anna Watkins has been promoted to head of the translation rights department, continuing to report to rights director Lisa Baker.
Former president Barack Obama posted a new reading list on Facebook, writing: “This summer I’ve been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth.” His five picks:
The Hugo Awards announced 2018 winners in 17 categories on Saturday at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose. N.K. Jemisin won best novel for the third year in a row for The Stone Sky, while Martha Wells won best novella for All Systems Red.
At the World Fantasy Convention in November, DAW Books publisher Betsy Wollheim will receive a World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, for outstanding service to the field, as will author Charles de Lint.
In the U.K., David Mitchell won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.