Lynn Grady left her position as publisher of Dey Street Books on Friday.
Also at Harper Collins, Jace Molan has been promoted to senior director video, group executive producer, overseeing all video production across the general books and children’s groups, reporting to both Morrow Group president and publisher Liate Stehlik and children’s marketing & publicity vp Nellie Kurtzman.
As a part of Picador’s restructuring, editor Elizabeth Bruce‘s position will be eliminated as of June 1.
Richard Ford won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, to be presented on August 31. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said, “He has been called our Babe Ruth of novelists, and there is good reason why. He is quintessentially American, profoundly humane, meticulous in his craft, daring on the field, and he hits it consistently out of the park.”
David W. Blight‘s Frederick Douglass (Simon & Schuster) won the Plutarch Award for the Best Biography.
The Nebula Awards were presented in multiple categories, with Mary Robinette Kowal‘s The Calculating Stars (Tor) named best novel.
The Amazon Literary Partnership announced their last round of over $1 million in grants for 66 nonprofit literary organizations across the country.
Hachette Book Group and The Quarto Group have signed a multi-year renewal agreement for distribution services. HBG and Hachette UK will continue to distribute Quarto in North American and Europe, respectively.
For the Record
Tony Robbins responded to the BuzzFeed allegations with an open letter on Medium denying the story (“Your claims range from indistinct to ridiculous”). BuzzFeed replied with an additional short statement supporting their investigation.