Dawn Durante will join University of Texas Press as editor in chief on August 10. She was previously senior acquisitions editor at University of Illinois Press.
Catherine Zappa has been promoted to publisher and evp of film & television at Dreamscape Media.
Rachel Spence has joined The Rights Factory as associate editor. She was previously acquisitions editor at Dundurn Press.
Barnes & Noble chose Rachel Beanland‘s Florence Adler Swims Forever as its July book club selection.
As expected, Canada will not participate in this year’s actual Frankfurt Book Fair as the featured/paid “guest of honor.” They will delay their appearance until 2021, with the subsequently scheduled guests – Spain, Slovenia and Italy – all agreeing to postpone their own presentations by a year.
Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson won the 2020 PEN Pinter Prize.
Barnes & Noble ceo James Daunt tells NY1 it was a happy surprise that Target wanted to take over their too big 55,000-square-foot store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side: “This wasn’t a store we had expected to close. But we got an offer from another retailer who wanted to use it, and it allowed us to exit something that wasn’t really working for us.”