Ashley Collom is joining Thompson Literary Agency as literary agent January 7. She was previously an agent and the head assistant at DeFiore and Company.
Brian Garfield, 79, screenwriter and author of more than 70 books, died on December 29. Garfield’s book nonfiction book The Thousand-Mile War was a Pulitzer finalist, and his book Hopscotch won an Edgar.
NYC blog Bowery Boogie reports that McNally Jackson will not be moving from its original Prince Street location after all. The site initially reported last October that the store would be moving due to a rent increase, and at the time the store had confirmed on Twitter that they were looking for a new location but remaining in the neighborhood.
2nd & Charles will open its first Kentucky location in the suburb of Owensboro on January 19.
In the UK, Philip Pullman was knighted for his services to literature. Also recognized on the New Years Honors list were authors Margaret Atwood, Julia Donaldson, Chris Riddell, and David Olusoga, as well as Jessica Kingsley, founder of autism publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers, which is now part of Hachette UK.