Aliya King Neil will join Gallery Books as a senior editor on April 5. She was previously editor-at-large at Medium.
At Hachette Book Group, Megan Fitzpatrick has been promoted to executive director of marketing & publicity for Hachette Audio; Barbara Slavin to senior director of digital sales and business development; and Mary Urban to associate director of digital sales.
Terri Lancaster has been promoted to senior production coordinator, reprints at Chronicle Books.
Rick Garcia has joined Harper Collins as director of digital advertising for the general books group. He was previously head of programmatic advertising at Penguin Random House.
Connor Guy has left Basic Books to pursue freelance editing.
Makeda Myrie has rejoined Penguin Random House Audio as senior publishing manager. She previously worked as business manager for the Penguin Random House Audio group from 2008-2019.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced their 2021 Literature Award winners, including Salvatore Scibona and Laura Van Den Berg, who each won a $200,000 Mildred & Harold Strauss Living Award “in recognition of literary excellence and to provide freedom to devote time exclusively to writing.” The Award of Merit for the Novel went to Chang-Rae Lee. The Arts and Letters Awards in Literature were awarded to Katori Hall, Saskia Hamilton, Yiyun Li, Layli Long Soldier, Jana Prikryl, Adam Rapp, Kathryn Scanlan; and Benjamin Taylor. Find the full list of winners here.
The International Booker Prize announced its 2021 longlist, with the shortlist to be announced on April 22.
Welbeck Publishing Group and Mosquito Books of Barcelona are launching global English language imprint Orange Mosquito. Welbeck will produce, sell, and distribute around 20 children’s and young adult titles a year per year under the imprint. Mosquito Books ceo said, “Partnering with Mark and Marcus and a company like Welbeck gives us the reach and scale of a major publisher with all of the passion of a leading independent. We are thrilled that our books will reach customers throughout the English language speaking world.”