At Flatiron Books, Bryn Clark has been promoted to senior associate editor. In the publicity department, Amelia Possanza moves up to assistant director of publicity; and Patricia Cave and Kimberly Escobar have both been promoted to senior publicist. Erin Gordon has been promoted to senior designer, and Kelly Gatesman has been promoted to associate designer.
At Chronicle Books, Samantha Steele has been promoted to national accounts manager; Morgan Amer becomes sales manager; and Kathleen Miller moves up to associate sales manager.
Harper will publish Ann Patchett‘s new novel The Dutch House on September 24 (and as usual, Bloomsbury UK will publish as well). Set over the course of five decades, the book is “a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past.”
Cincinnati’s Blue Manatee Bookstore will reopen under new ownership and as a literacy nonprofit on April 2. One of the directors of the project Amanda Kranias said, “The vibe of the space will be the same. It’s going to be this great hub for parents and children to come into, shop for books, find gifts, come to author signings. But there’s this whole bigger mission, this whole bigger drive.”
Busboys and Poets’ long-planned location in Washington, DC’s Anacostia neighborhood — their seventh location — opens on Tuesday. It’s a 7,000-square-foot restaurant with some books, seating 200 people.
The Triangle Awards announced their 2018 finalists, with winners to be named on April 25 in NYC. Additionally, Jaime Manrique receives the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award and poet Julian Randall wins the Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award.