Simon Trewin has left William Morris Endeavor after 6 years to start his own agency, Simone Trewin Ltd., representing authors, brands and entrepreneurs in the areas of art, culture, digital, literature, and live events. Trewin says in part, “This is a chance to return to my roots in the entertainment industry and I am looking forward to making live events, theatre and film production part of the mix of my new endeavor. I have authors who I would go to the wall for and they will always be my first priority but I can’t wait to get to work on seeing what else is out there too.”
Jennifer Civiletto has been promoted to associate director, publishing for the Harper Group, overseeing all aspects of backlist publishing and continuing to serve as the imprint lead for metadata initiatives.
Emer Flounders has been promoted to senior publicity manager at Harlequin, working on Hanover Square Press, Park Row Books and Mira.
Kristina Fazzalaro has joined Viking/Penguin as senior publicist. Most recently, she was publicist at Hachette, working on PublicAffairs, Bold Type Books, and The Economist Books.
At House of Anansi Press and Groundwood Books, Karen Brochu has been promoted to the new position of vp, sales and marketing. Additionally, Laura Brady has been promoted to director, cross-media department; Erica Mojzes moves up to rights associate; and Paige Lindsay has joined the company as bookshop associate.
Jimmy Carter won his third Grammy for Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album for Faith: A Journey for All.
BookExpo announced the panelists for the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, hosted by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. The line-up includes Lupita Nyong’o, Tomi Adeyemi, Eoin Colfer, and Da Chen.
Verso is launching new translated fiction imprint Verso Fiction in the fall of 2019, with plans to publish two to four titles a year. The first two books will be Kitchen Curse, by Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan, and Will and Testament, by Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth.
Simon & Schuster will distribute Health Communications in the US and “markets and territories worldwide” starting May 1.