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Awards: Windham-Campbell Prizes, American Academy of Arts & Letters

The Windham-Campbell Prizes announced this year's winners, which each recipient to receive $165,000 at a ceremony held at Yale University during the weekend of September 13-15. The Prizes included awards in poetry for the first time. The full list features: Fiction: André Alexis (Canada) and Erna Brodber (Jamaica) Nonfiction: Maya Jasanoff…

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Reliability of "Pill City" Author Questioned Further With NYT Unable to Corroborate Reporting

Questions continue to mount about the veracity of the reporting in Kevin Deutsch's PILL CITY, published earlier this month, after the New York Times writes that it was unable to corroborate claims and locate sources in a separate story Deutsch published in the paper last December. That story, on how…

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Trade Sales Pulled to Even In Third Quarter of 2016

Year-end stats from Bookscan and PubTrack Digital and current earnings season reports from public companies have been giving us a good picture of 2016 trade publishing performance. So it feels a little odd to step back as the AAP -- still running a month or two behind their normal schedule -- has released monthly…

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People, Etc.

Little, Brown vp, associate publisher and executive director of publicity Nicole Dewey is leaving at the end of April, to become managing director at Shreve Williams Public Relations as of May 1. Sabrina Callahan has been promoted to executive director of publicity at Little, Brown, effective immediately. Tiffany Liao has joined Holt Children's as editor.…

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People: Morgan Joins Riverhead, and More

Former editorial director at Harper Perennial and Harper Paperbacks Cal Morgan will join Riverhead as vp, executive editor. Riverhead president and publisher Geoffrey Kloske said in the announcement: "I've always admired Cal's innovative literary vision and passion for books and publishing. After a few decades of competing against him I'm thrilled to…

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Simon & Schuster Cancels Milo's DANGEROUS

Just one week after the publication date for Milo Yiannopoulos's DANGEROUS was pushed back from March 14 to June 13 at the author's request (while he appeared to admit he had yet to "submit the manuscript"), Simon & Schuster cancelled publication of the book. The company's statement, issued Monday afternoon, reads in…

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Briefs: Finally, A Paperback Edition for All The Light We Cannot See; ALA's Book Club Central; and More

Just under 3 years after it was first published in hardcover, Scribner will release Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See in trade paperback, on April 4. The book has "more than 4 million copies in circulation across all formats in North America." (Though it is worth nothing that…

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People, Etc.

Tara Greico joins Random House Children's Books as marketing coordinator, licensed & proprietary brands. She was previously marketing assistant at Simon & Schuster. At Dutton, Emily Brock has been promoted to senior publicist. Susan Hershberg and Wes Seeley have both joined Princeton Architectural Press as publicity managers. Previously, Hershberg was associate…

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Kate Morton and Former Agent Sue Each Other Over Backlist Commissions

Australian author Kate Morton, author of a number of internationally bestselling novels including The Shifting Fog and The Lake House, and her former agent Selwa Anthony have sued each other over the fate of future commissions from Morton's backlist. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, which obtained Anthony's original lawsuit…

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People

At Picador USA, executive director of publicity James Meader will give up his additional role as publicist-at-large at Holt to focus exclusively on Picador. In addition, Molly Fessenden has been promoted to marketing associate. Molly Jaffa, currently subsidiary rights manager and literary agent at Folio Literary Management, will join Mary Anne…

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