Amar Deol will join Atria as editor, moving over from Simon & Schuster and reporting to editorial director Lindsay Sagnette.
Cara Duckworth joins the AAP as vice president, communications, reporting to John McKay. She has been at the Recording Industry Association of America since 2007, most recently as svp, communications.
In the adult books group at Abrams, Shannon Kelly has joined as associate editor (she was at Penguin); Jessica Wiener is senior director of marketing (she was marketing director at Holt); and Kim Lew has been promoted to senior manager of marketing.
At Thomas Nelson Gift and Zondervan Gift, Jennifer Gott has been promoted to associate publisher and Kristi Smith to senior marketing director.
Sara Broun has been promoted to publicity director for Harper Christian’s W Publishing division.
Michelle Montague has been promoted to executive director, marketing at Holiday House.
Author and academic Kristina Perez is joining Zeno Agency as an associate agent, focusing on YA, SFF, romance and a range of nonfiction projects.
Ian Williams won the Giller Prize for his novel Reproduction (Random House Canada). Europa Editions has the US release currently scheduled for April 2020.
Hachette UK will launch Basic Books UK as an imprint of John Murray, which will “collaborate closely with its US counterpart to publish major new works by influential historians, scientists, mathematicians, economists, psychologists and other leading experts on both sides of the Atlantic.” John Murray managing director Nick Davies will serve as publisher and will recruit a UK-based commissioning editor, who will report to Davies and collaborate with Basic Books publisher Lara Heimert.
They expect to acquire around eight to twelve new titles per year, with additional acquisitions coming from existing John Murray editors. The first title will be THE AI DISRUPTION by Martin Ford, and will be published simultaneously with Basic Books US in Spring 2021. Heimert says in the announcement, “I’ve long hoped to extend the Basic imprint into the United Kingdom, and I’m thrilled that we’re able to achieve that goal in partnership with John Murray. This new partnership reflects my deep admiration for Nick’s tremendous creativity, intelligence, and entrepreneurialism. I am excited to see Nick and his publishing team bring the quality of the Basic Books list to more readers in the UK and around the world. And I’m excited for the many new writers who Nick and his team will bring into Basic’s orbit.”