At Little Brown UK, Clare Smith moves up to executive publisher, literary, on July 1. The publishers of the Little, Brown/Abacus, Corsair, Dialogue Books, Fleet and Virago imprints will report to her.
Alexa von Hirschberg will move to Faber in September, to fill the vacant slot as head of the Faber Social music list, reporting to Alex Bowler.
At Chronicle Books, Evelyn Furuta has been hired as designer, entertainment (she was a graphic designer at Insight Editions); and Caitlin Kirkpatrick has been promoted to editor, art.
At Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Tom Kruse joined the company as head of store sales and operations (he was regional vp at Francesca’s) Randy Egolf joined as vp of human resources.
Justin Mitson has been named publishing director at Amberjack Publishing. Previously a consultant and author of eight science fiction and children’s books, Mitson retired from Micron Corporation after 23 years in management there. The company says that IPG has been distributing their titles since the beginning of 2019.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough‘s THIS ENDS BADLY: How Donald Trump Conned America will be published September 17 by Hachette Books. It’s an “account of friendship-turned-bad with the President, offering revealing insights into Trump’s mind and an indictment of his hostile takeover of the Republican party and American politics.” It promises details on “interactions with the president, as well as conversations with figures like Jared Kushner, Mike Pompeo, John McCain, Paul Ryan.”
33-year-old Emily Ruskovich won the €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award for her debut novel, Idaho.