Hannah Rahill has been promoted to senior vice president, director of publishing development and strategy at Crown Publishing. In this newly created position, she will develop publishing programs and product across the illustrated area of Crown, including Ten Speed, Clarkson Potter, and Harmony/Rodale.
At Chronicle Books, Natalie Butterfield has been promoted to assistant editor, art.
Lee Brackstone will leave Faber & Faber after nearly 25 years there to join Orion, where he will run a new music-focused imprint.
Also in the UK, executive publisher at Templar Lisa Edwards will leave the company to explore new opportunities.
Flatiron Books will publish Alicia Keys‘ memoir More Myself under the “An Oprah Book” imprint, on November 5. The book will chronicle Keys’ “journey from a young girl growing up in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen to the celebrated 15-time Grammy-winning artist she is today.”
Laurence King Publishing will distribute Chronicle Books in Asia, excluding Japan, starting July 1.
Ingram Publisher Services will distribute Perilous Worlds and Chiltern Publishing in the US and Canada starting this spring.
The Windham-Campbell Prizes announced eight winners in four categories, with each winner receiving $165,000:
Danielle McLaughlin (Ireland)
David Chariandy (Canada)
Raghu Karnad (India)
Rebecca Solnit (United States)
Ishion Hutchinson (Jamaica)
Kwame Dawes (Ghana/Jamaica/United States)
Young Jean Lee (United States)
Patricia Cornelius (Australia).
Separately, the National Book Foundation announced the judges for this year’s National Book Awards and opened for submissions for the prizes. Title nominations are due by May 15.