Analieze Cervantes and Jennifer Herrington have joined Harvey Klinger as associate agents, where they will focus on YA and adult fiction. They were previously at Corvisiero Literary.
Karey Circosta has been promoted to publisher and chief executive officer of Ave Maria Press, starting August 31, the first woman to serve as publisher of the press in its 155-year history. She succeeds Tom Grady, who is retiring after 15 years at the publisher.
Megan Dobson will join Zondervan on July 27 as vp, publisher for Zonderkidz, reporting to Laura Minchew. She was publisher for ChristianAudio, prior to which she spent 9 years at Harper Christian.
Nicole Higman was promoted to associate director of digital marketing for the Workman Publishing imprint.
At Faber, Louisa Joyner has been promoted associate publisher, reporting to Alex Bowler, leading acquisitions and publishing strategy for crossover and genre fiction, and overseeing audio strategy.
Author of the bestselling The Magic School Bus series and more than 250 books for children Joanna Cole, 75, died on July 12. Scholastic chairman Dick Robinson said, “Joanna Cole had the perfect touch for blending science and story. Joanna’s books, packed with equal parts humor and information, made science both easy to understand and fun for the hundreds of millions of children around the world who read her books and watched the award-winning television series.” Her illustrator Bruce Degen said, “I think for Joanna the excitement was always in the idea. What? Why? How? And with The Magic School Bus it was how to explain it so that it is accurate and in a form that a kid can understand and use. And you can actually joke around while you are learning. She had a rare sense of what could be humorous.”
Cole and Degen had completed The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution, which is scheduled for publication Spring 2021.
Tara June Winch won Australia’s Miles Franklin Award for THE YIELD.
Vintage Español will publish a Spanish-language edition of Ibram X. Kendi‘s How to Be an Antiracist in the US and Canada on October 27. CÓMO SER ANTIRRACISTA will be published in trade paperback, ebook and audio, and all three editions will be adapted to Latin American Spanish.
Penguin Random House India will handle sales and distribution in India and the subcontinent for Sourcebooks and Fitzcarraldo Editions.