Mike Nardullo will join Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency as agent and rights director. He was previously foreign rights director and agent at Foundry Literary + Media. He succeeds Elizabeth Fisher who has been with LGR for over 15 years and is leaving the industry to pursue other interests.
Noah Schwartzberg has joined Portfolio as senior editor. He was previously senior editor at McGraw-Hill.
At Random House Children’s, Megan Williams has been promoted to managing editor, operations; Elena Meuse becomes associate, publicity & corporate communications; and Kelly McGauley moves up to director, trade marketing.
Alexis Banyon has joined Sourcebooks as director of sales, custom and proprietary. She was most recently director, partnerships and brand management at HarperCollins Publishing.
Medium is expanding their books team with three new senior editors: Kaushik Viswanath will focus on covering business books coverage for Marker (he was at Portfolio); author of The One Device, Brian Merchant will focus on tech book coverage for OneZero; and author of Hard to Do, Kelli Korducki, and will focus on personal development/self-help book coverage for Forge. All three report to deputy editor for books Sarah Begley.
Hallie Rubenhold won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction for The Five.
James Patterson will receive a National Humanities Medal at the White House today, along with three other recipients.
Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday morning, with candidates for the Spoken Word award including audiobooks read by Michelle Obama, John Waters, and Michael Diamond and Adam Horowitz’s.
When you’re finished with the impeachment hearings, once again, tonight’s National Book Awards ceremony will be livestreamed, starting at 7:15 PM.