Kaitlyn Sanchez is joining Red Fox Literary as agent. She was previously associate agent at Olswanger Literary.
In the publishing operations department at Penguin Random House, Hanna Glidden and Amanda Rodell are promoted to director, and Kim Wiley is promoted to manager.
Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita, editor of crime anthologies including Unspeakable Acts and Women Crime Writers, and former news editor at Publishers Lunch, has joined the New York Times Book Review as crime columnist. Marilyn Stasio, who has written the crime column since 1988, is retiring.
Disney Television Studios has formed a new creative acquisitions department, focused on “identifying and securing the rights to upcoming and bestselling books, podcasts, news stories and other I.P.” Elizabeth Newman and Jordan Moblo will lead the team, with Newman serving as vice president, creative acquisitions, and Moblo serving as director of creative acquisitions. Newman was most recently vice president, development at Touchstone Television. Moblo formerly worked at at 20th Television, where he “secured rights to and helped develop fiction, non-fiction, podcasts, theatre, journalism, foreign formats, and life rights for series adaptation.”
Michelle Signore will join Bonnier Books UK as editorial director of health and wellbeing list Lagom on March 15. She was previously editorial director for nonfiction at Transworld.
Angus Yuen-Killick is launching a new children’s publishing company, Red Comet Press. Most recently he was associate publisher at Macmillan Children’s. Red Comet Press will debut in fall 2021 with three picture book titles and one illustrated novel for older readers. Yuen-Killick says, “I have been fortunate to work with some of the best in the business, and have many long-standing relationships across the industry. Red Comet Press provides the opportunity to use my experience and skills in creating great storytelling that resonates with children.”
Black-owned bookstore Mahogany Books announced plans to open a second location at National Harbor in Prince George’s County, MD on Juneteenth. The new location will be bigger than their store in the Anacostia Arts Center in Washington, DC, opened in 2017.
The finalists for the 2021 Folio Prize are:
handiwork, by Sara Baume
Indelicacy, by Amina Cain
As You Were, by Elaine Feeney
Poor, by Caleb Femi
My Darling from the Lions, by Rachel Long
In the Dream House, by Carmen Maria Machado
A Ghost in the Throat, by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
The Mermaid of Black Conch, by Monique Roffey