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People, Awards: LA Times Prize Announcements, and More

The Los Angeles Times announced book prize finalists in 11 categories -- including a new award for autobiographical prose named in honor of Christopher Isherwood -- with the winners to be named April 21. Thomas McGuane will receive the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. Among the nominees are: Fiction Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to…

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Forthcoming: Gaiman Sequel to Neverwhere; Millenium Novel Gets a Title

Twenty years after the publication of Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman has announced he is working on a sequel. Gaiman told the audience at an event in London that he is "a solid three chapters" into the project, titled THE SEVEN SISTERS. The Guardian reports that "Gaiman said that he had been prompted to…

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People, Etc.

George Coe is being promoted to coo for Follett Corporation and Baker & Taylor, effective March 31. He has been Follett Group President, Baker & Taylor and Follett School Solutions since the acquisition of Baker & Taylor in April 2016 -- prior to which was president and ceo of Baker & Taylor. Follett ceo Ray…

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People, Etc.

Rose Hilliard has joined Audible as executive editor in their Original Publishing division, bolstering their acquisitions of original audiobooks and audio-first projects. She was senior editor at St. Martin's. Jessica Renheim has been promoted to senior editor at Dutton. Publisher Christine Ball said in the announcement, "As you all know she is one…

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Bookselling: Management Team Quits Kramerbooks; Read With Me to Open in Raleigh; and More

Six members of the management team at Washington, DC’s Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café have quit after disagreements with the new owner. The departures took place over the past three weeks and include the events director, the general manager, and the head buyer. Three anonymous sources "familiar with the situation" tell the…

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