Jessalyn Foggy has joined Convergent Books as senior marketing manager, reporting to Andrea DeWerd. She was most recently at Harper Christian.
Jennifer Singletary will join Penn State University Press as acquiring editor for the Eisenbrauns imprint.
Melinda Ackell has joined Random House Children’s copyediting team as associate director. She was previously copy chief at Macmillan Children’s.
If you enjoyed the adventures of Lilly and Petra at the Penguin Random House warehouse, check out the additional “behind the scenes” video of these two Animal Ambassadors on set.
At Clarivate (which has to be one of the funnier corporate fake words) — fka the intellectual property and science division of Thomson Reuters — two top female executives have left, now that the company successfully listed its stock on the NYSE. President of the Science Group Annette Thomas and vp strategy and transformation, Web of Science Group Samantha Burridge “have decided that it is the right time to leave.” Mukhtar Ahmed has been promoted to president to replace Thomas. Roger Schonfeld observes it is “unexpected for Thomas to be leaving so shortly after assuming major new responsibilities.”
The National Book Foundation announced its 5 under 35 honorees:
Anelise Chen, So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press; next book due from One World)
Isabella Hammad, The Parisian (Grove)
Johannes Lichtman, Such Good Work (Simon & Schuster)
Bryan Washington, Lot (Riverhead)
Ashley Wurzbacher, Happy Like This (University of Iowa Press, publishing October 15)
Harper will publish The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly, Queen Elizabeth’s personal advisor and in-house designer for the past 25 years, on October 29.
Anchor Books will publish Ian McEwan‘s topical novella THE COCKROACH, described as “Franz Kafka meets the world of Brexit and Trump,” on October 8.
Homegoing author Yaa Gyasi‘s second novel Transcendent Kingdom will be published by Knopf (and Viking UK) in July 2020. It’s the story of a family from Ghana that struggles to assimilate to small-town life in Alabama.
Sausalito Books by the Bay in Sausalito, CA, will open on October 10 in a location that previously belonged to a branch of Book Passage.