The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, by Rick Atkinson has won the $50,000 New-York Historical Society Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize.
The Publishing Triangle Awards announced their 2019 finalists, with winners to be named on April 30 in NYC. Eileen Myles receives the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award and Oliver Baez Bendorf wins the Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award.
After reporting detailed preliminary results in late February that showed profit down by half, Pearson followed up with its formal annual report today. There’s no update on retiring ceo John Fallon’s successor, other than that the process is underway. He says in the report, ” I’d love to be retiring with the flags flying high, and the share price performing well. Sadly, that’s not currently the case. I do believe, however, that, in time, we will all see the benefits of the huge amount that has been achieved over the last few years – and that the company is increasingly well placed to capitalise on what is proving to be a long and difficult transformation.”