Hay literary festival founder and director Peter Florence has resigned after the board upheld an independent investigation over an internal allegation of bullying. Florence was suspended in October, and the board will now be looking for a new director. In a statement, Florence criticized the process, saying: “I consider that my role had become untenable due to the conduct of the board and its insistence on holding a disciplinary hearing in my absence whilst I was off sick following a breakdown.” The organization said, “This decision followed a thorough and extensive process, which considered substantial supporting evidence. As the board […]
Archives for August 2021
At Astra Publishing House, Sarah Christensen Fu has joined as senior marketing manager. Jeanette Tran has joined as junior graphic designer. Deborah Ghim has joined as associate editor. She was previously at FSG.
The GMA Book Club pick for August is The Husbands by Chandler Baker.
At Harper Children's, Kerry Saretsky has joined as vp, direct-to-consumer. She was previously senior director, strategy and innovation.
The WSJ embellishes at length on the surprise revelation we reported on two weeks ago: The naming of Scholastic executive Iole Lucchese as heir to the late Dick Robinson’s controlling Class A shares in the company. The Journal says that Robinson’s will also gives all of his personal possessions to Lucchese, “with the request, but not the direction” that she distribute items to others, such as his two sons, “as she believes to be in accordance with my wishes.” It is still not clear the disposition of about $70 million in common stock in Scholastic owned by Robinson (nor is […]