The MacArthur Foundation announced its class of 25 fellows, and they include fiction writer Kelly Link, 49, and fiction and nonfiction writer John Keene, 53. Also receiving grants are poet Natalie Diaz, 40, and playwright Dominique Morisseau, 40.
Just-announced co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Nadia Murad‘s memoir THE LAST GIRL was published a year ago by Tim Duggan Books, and is scheduled for trade paperback release on November 6.
Jaime Mendola-Hobbie has been promoted to executive director of advertising and promotion for Berkley, Dutton, Putnam, and Plume. Ashley Fisher-Tranese is moves up to director, advertising. Vi-An Nguyen become associate art director, advertising.
Publisher of Weidenfeld & Nicolson Fiction Kirsty Dunseath is leaving after 16 years with the company, saying she “felt the need for a change and to do something new.”
At Canada’s Chorus Entertainment and Kids Can Press, Lisa Lyons Johnston adds publisher to her title. Lara Caplan has joined the company as associate publisher, operations and business development, reporting to Lisa Lyons Johnston. She was most recently senior/executive publisher at Nelson. Naseem Hrab has been promoted to associate publisher, creative. Alison Van Ginkel moves up to international sales manager and brand manager, KCP Loft. Katie Scott has been promoted to editor. Kathleen Keenan joins Kids Can Press as editor, with previous editorial roles at Inhabit Media and Nelson.
Lucy Abrahams is now scouting for Schildts & Soderstroms in Finland.
Acting ceo at Ingenta since May Scott Winner has formally been appointed ceo of the company.
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This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel is the October selection for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club.