Rakia Clark has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as senior editor. She was most recently senior editor at Beacon Press.
Mabel Hsu has been promoted to editor at Katherine Tegen Books.
Stephanie Cooper has joined Dutton and Plume as marketing director. She was previously marketing director at Harper Collins.
Maria Whelan has joined Princeton University Press as promotions manager overseeing publicity for history, philosophy, and sociology books. She was previously a senior Publicist at Dutton.
Peter Robinson is leaving Rogers, Coleridge, and White to “begin a fresh chapter in his life” after over 30 years as an agent. He has been living in Malaysia for the last two years. Robinson said, “My life in agenting has been blessed by working with some hugely talented and driven people, both at RCW and formerly at Curtis Brown. I owe them all a huge thank you, those present and those departed. My greatest debt, however, is to the authors without whom nothing in the past 30 years would have been possible.”
Oxford University Press is merging their two education divisions — Oxford Education and Asia Education — into a single, global business. As a result, managing director of Asia Education Adrian Mellor is leaving after 14 years with the company. Managing director of Oxford Education Fathima Dada, runs the enlarged division. Chief executive Nigel Portwood said: “Creating a single division focused on our education markets will help us to compete more effectively and further enhance our ability to serve schools and learners across the world. We are already very successful in the markets that we serve, but we want to ensure that we can accelerate our digital transformation and building of market-leading educational services.”
Nominees were announced for Canada’s Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize:
Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of NYC’s Strand bookstore, is planning to sue the city in Manhattan Federal Court after a vote by the City Council’s Land Use Committee yesterday designated the store a landmark. Wyden says the costs associated with the status could force her out of business.