Jennifer Corcoran will join Harper Children’s as senior director of publicity and events on October 21. Most recently she was senior director, communications at the cable network Universal Kids. Theresa Dooley has been promoted to publicity manager at Harper.
Deborah Gershenowitz will join UNC Press as executive editor, starting November 1. She was previously senior editor for American and Latin American history at Cambridge University Press.
Heather Gold has been promoted to associate editor for classics and ancient world at Yale University Press.
Ella Griffiths has been promoted to the newly created role of editor of Faber’s classics, backlist, and heritage publishing, starting in November and reporting to Faber publisher Alex Bowler.
The Whiting Foundation announced the eight recipients of its 2019 Creative Nonfiction Grants:
Wil S. Hylton, The Call of Empire (Riverhead)
Channing Gerard Joseph, House of Swann (Crown)
Jim Morris, The Cancer Factory (Beacon Press)
Kristen Radtke, Seek You (Pantheon)
Albert Samaha, Concepcion (Riverhead)
Damon Tabor, The Mountain in the Burning Sky (Random House)
Walter Thompson-Hernández, The Compton Cowboys (Harper)
Ilyon Woo, Master Slave Husband Wife: An American Love Story (37 Ink)
Abrams is launching a graphic novel imprint, Surely, starting in 2021. Author Mariko Tamaki will curate the line, which will “be a mix of fiction and nonfiction, and will highlight the activism, achievements and struggles of the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. community.”
Mango Publishing has acquired the majority of the publishing assets of Conari Press from Red Wheel/Weiser. Red Wheel/Weiser will retain the rights to “specific titles that are integral to [their] publishing mission.” President of Red Wheel/Weiser Michael Kerber said in the release, “We are proud of our association with Conari Press over the past 17 years, however, with significant growth of our Weiser Books imprint coupled with the recent acquisition of Career Press and New Page Books, our publishing program has evolved in other areas. It was important to us to find a new home for Conari where its books and authors will continue to flourish.”
HarperCollins’ holiday express shipping program resumes October 28 and runs through January 10. Qualifying orders received by 3:00 p.m. ET will ship out the next business day and be delivered in two business days in most cases.
Please note that our seasonal email invitations have gone out to nominate titles for inclusion in the forthcoming Buzz Books 2020: Spring/Summer and Buzz Books 2020: Young Adult Spring/Summer samplers. If you haven’t received yours for any reason, or for more information, please contact Robin Dellabough, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is October 15. (Meanwhile, you can continue to enjoy the packed Fall/Winter 2019 editions.)