At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Alex Littlefield has been promoted to executive editor, and Sarah Kwak has been promoted to editor.
Robert Davis has been promoted to editor at Tom Doherty Associates.
Jessica Yao will join Norton as editor on April 5, acquiring and editing books for the company’s science list. She was previously at Princeton University Press.
Andrea Heinecke has joined The Bindery as agent, bringing her list from her previous position at Alive Literary.
Rachel Maddow won the Best Spoken Word Album Grammy for her narration of her audiobook, Blowout.
Barnes & Noble announced the inaugural shortlist for its new Children’s & Young Adult Book Awards, with winners to be chosen on May 3:
All Because You Matter, by Tami Charles; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Every Night is Pizza Night, by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt; illustrated by Gianna Ruggiero
Fern and Otto, written and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin.
Mel Fell, written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor
The Whatifs, by Emily Kilgore; illustrated by Zoe Persico
What the Road Said, by Cleo Wade; illustrated by Lucie de Moyencourt
Amari and the Night Brothers, by B.B. Alston
Everything Sad Is Untrue, by Daniel Nayeri
The List of Things That Will Not Change, by Rebecca Stead
Twins, by Varian Johnson; illustrated by Shannon Wright
When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
Wink, by Rob Harrell
The Black Kids, by Christina Hammonds Reed
Cemetery Boys, by Aiden Thomas
Felix Ever After, by Kacen Callender
Firekeeper’s Daughter, by Angeline Boulley
Punching the Air, by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
These Violent Delights, by Chloe Gong
The Lambda Literary Awards named their nominees across 24 categories, with the winners to be announced in a virtual ceremony on June 1.
AHOY Comics will be distributed in bookstores by Simon & Schuster as of March 2021. The publisher also announced its fall publication schedule, which will include trade paperback editions of several of its comics. Diamond will continue to distribute AHOY’s titles into comic shops.
Buzz Books Season Preview
Once again we are finalizing our latest Buzz Books 2021: Fall/Winter sampler, which will include extensive seasonal preview/overview listings of notable titles on the way. We compile these big roundups by looking at publisher catalogs, our own comprehensive monthly lists of significant forthcoming books; hints from our substantial flow of deal reports; aggregation of “anticipated books” lists from other publications; word-of-mouth within the industry; and more.
If you have notable fall/winter titles you would like to have considered for the preview list — particularly ones you are concerned we might have missed from the regular signals, along with drop-ins and rescheduled releases — now is your chance to let us know. Please email us your suggestions no later than April 2, and make sure to include author, title, imprint, and pub date. Send to Erin Somers (firstname.lastname@example.org).