Tin House Magazine will shut down after its 20th anniversary issue is released in June 2019. Tin House Books and Tin House Workshop will continue, and new original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be published at tinhouse.com. Co-founder and editor of the magazine Rob Spillman will be leaving to move on to “new adventures.” Publisher and editor-in-chief Win McCormack said the decision was made “given the current costs of producing a print literary magazine” and thanked Spillman and founding editors Elissa Schappell and Holly MacArthur, as well as the rest of the staff “for their part in creating a vital, versatile outlet, and hosting important literary and cultural conversations over the past 20 years.”
At Scholastic Trade, Samantha Swank has rejoined the licensed publishing team as editor, licensing, media, and brands, moving over from the Scholastic Cartwheel team. At Scholastic Press, Anna Bloom has been promoted to senior editor; Emily Seife to senior editor; Baily Crawford to senior designer; Maya Marlette to assistant editor.
Scholastic has also added the following new hires: Brigid Martin has joined as sales associate; she was previously at Disney Publishing Worldwide. Holland Baker becomes production editor for Branches, Acorn, and Graphix; she was previously at Topix Media Lab. Nicole Surman has joined as graphic designer, trade creative services; she was previously at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Katherine Forester becomes assistant brand marketing manager; she was previously at Tor. Caroline Flanagan has joined as production editor, trade paperbacks; she was previously at Springer Nature. Vicky Kopidakis has becomes advertising coordinator; she was previously at Harper Collins.
In the UK, publishing director at Bonnier Zaffre Eleanor Dryden will move to run Headline Review in April, reporting to fiction publishing director Jennifer Doyle.
Head of Zeus is eliminating 9 positions from a total of about 35 employees, staff was told last week, according to the Bookseller.
The Boston Globe posted its year end best books package, with Lucia Berlin’s Evening in Paradise and Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black leading the fiction picks. Also on the fiction list are The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, The Great Believers, Circe, and There There. Carol Anderson’s One Person, No Vote and Shane Bauer’s American Prison top the nonfiction list.
University of Virginia English professor and author John Casey has resigned from the university after a disciplinary review panel found he violated university policy by inappropriately touching a student in 2001. In a December 7 letter, the panel recommended that Casey be fired, and he resigned immediately. Lisa Schievelbein filed a Title IX complaint in November 2017 alleging misconduct. Though the investigation found that Schievelbein’s claims could not be corroborated “given the passage of time,” the report concluded that Casey’s behavior was “severe, persistent, pervasive, intolerable and unsettling and had a severe impact on Schievelbein’s personal and professional life.” Casey said in a statement through his attorney, “I am delighted that UVa completely rejected each and every one of Lisa’s false rape allegations. And because I am 79 years old, I have decided to retire rather than fight on.”