Sally Marvin is joining the Gallery Publishing Group as vice president, director of publicity, starting July 22 and reporting to Jennifer Bergstrom. She was previously director of Random House events and event partnerships. Jennifer Robinson will step down from day-to-day management of the publicity department, moving to the new position of vice president, executive publicist, focusing on celebrity and pop culture campaigns. Deputy director of publicity Jean Anne Rose will leave on August 15, but will continue to work with the company on a freelance basis.
Nicole Caputo has been promoted to creative director, Catapult and Counterpoint Press.
Randall Lotowycz has joined Algonquin as director of marketing and sales, moving over from his role as sales director role across all Workman imprints. Lauren Moseley has been promoted to associate director of marketing for Algonquin. Christian Westermann has joined as assistant manager, trade sales and retail marketing, working across all Workman imprints, with a focus on sales to independent bookstores. He was previously sales and marketing manager at Europa Editions.
Shreve Williams PR managing director Nicole Dewey has left the company to launch her own book publicity and marketing company, Dewey Decimal Media, based in New York. Shreve Williams is formally pairing with Betsy DeJesu and Deb Shapiro as associated publicists. (Both run independent publicity firms.)
Scholastic’s vp, Trade communications, publicity and educational marketing Tracy van Straaten is leaving the company to return to Chicago and launch TvS Media Group.
Hachette UK’s group communications director Clare Harington will step down later this year after 12 years with the company, to “do other things.”
The British Library announced it acquired the archives of Granta magazine, comprising about 300 boxes of material.
Owner of Brazenhead Books, the “secret bookstore” on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Michael Seidenberg has died, according to reports on Twitter.
Kinokuniya announced that as of June 1 they merged Kinokuniya Book Stores of America, which operates 12 stores, with their 7-store stationery subsidiary NBC Stationery & Gifts.
Lesley Nneka Arimah won the Caine Prize for African Writing, for her short story “Skinned,” published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. The story also won a National Magazine Award for Fiction.
John H. Morrow, Jr. won the 2019 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for lifetime achievement in military writing.