Aly Mostel will join Harper One on April 18 as director of marketing, reporting to Laina Adler. She was senior director of communications at Rodale Books, and then worked as an independent marketing consultant. Julia Kent has been promoted to associate director of marketing, now reporting to Mostel. Carolyn Davidson has been promoted to marketing coordinator, supporting both Mostel and Kent.
In the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sales department, Michael Harrigan has been promoted to executive director, Amazon; James Phirman to executive director of special sales; Emily Logan to national account manager; and Carissa Ray to sales manager. Additionally, Pilar Garcia-Brown and Sarah Kwak have both been promoted to associate editor.
Robin Noonan was promoted to director of sales and marketing at Naval Institute Press and Dead Reckoning.
At Faber and Faber, finance and commercial director Mary Cannam will take the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Tom Doherty and Associates is launching the horror imprint Nightfire, launching in early 2021, with president and publisher Fritz Foy serving as the imprint’s publisher as well. Nightfire will publish a range of horror “from dark fantasy to the supernatural, from originals to reprints of lost modern classics” and will release podcasts, graphic novels and other media in addition to books. They intend to “add dedicated staff in editorial, as well as supplemental staff in marketing and publicity.”
Foy said in the release, “There is a new generation of horror fans who are setting weekend genre box office records, who are binge streaming episodic TV, subscribing to weekly chat and drama-based podcasts, and purchasing more graphic novels. More importantly, there are new literary voices we want to bring to our reading communities and followers…. And also because we just plain love horror.”
NYPL announced the 2019 Young Lions Fiction Award finalists, with the winner to be named on June 13:
Sabrina, by Nick Drnaso (Drawn and Quarterly)
Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi (Grove/Atlantic)
Severance, by Ling Ma (FSG)
The Third Hotel, by Laura van den Berg (FSG)