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Picks: Library Reads, and More

Anthony Horowitz's Magpie Murders tops the June Library Reads list. The novel is also excerpted in our Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer sampler, available for download now. The rest of the list features: Silver Silence, by Nalini Singh The Waking Land, by Callie Bates Down Among The Sticks And Bones, by Seanan…

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Ian Buruma has been named editor of The New York Review of Books, succeeding co-founder Robert B. Silvers who died recently. Buruma has been a regular contributor to The New York Review since 1985, in addition to other publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, and…

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Awards: Indies Choice, and More

The American Booksellers Association announced the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The Indies Choice Winners: Fiction The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) Nonfiction The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben (Greystone Books) Debut Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi (Knopf) Young Adult…

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George Coe "retired" from Follett on May 1, after being promoted to chief operating officer on March 31. The departure was announced internally at least two weeks ago according to anonymous message board postings. Separately, in March two Follett assistant store managers filed suit in the US District Court for the Northern District…

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Horowitz Leads June Indie Next List

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz tops the June Indie Next list -- yet another novel that you can start reading now through an excerpt in our Buzz Books Spring/Summer 2017. Other Buzz Books on the June list include Nora Roberts' Come Sundown; Courtney Maum's Touch; and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body. The rest of the Indie Next…

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Emily Wunderlich has been promoted to editor at Viking. Alaina Mauro is leaving her position as associate director for James Patterson at Hachette Book Group. She can be reached at mauroalaina@gmail.com. Earlier in the year senior editor Laura Fazio left the Patterson BookShots team to work for the app Hooked. Maggie…

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More May Picks: Library Reads, iBooks

Gail Honeyman's novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine tops the May Library Reads list. The list features a number of titles excerpted in our Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer, including The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore; Since We Fell, by Dennis Lehane (also included in our May Buzz Books Monthly); and…

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Briefs: Prizes for Johnson and Shepard, Tor Labs, Opening Magic, and More

The inaugural winner of the $50,000 Simpson Family Literary Prize -- honoring "a writer who has earned a distinguished reputation and the approbation and gratitude of readers" -- is T. Geronimo Johnson, "at the relatively middle stage of a burgeoning career." Author most recently of The World to Come: Stories Jim…

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At Amazon Publishing, Katie Finch has been named director of strategic programs. Tilo Eckardt will return to Random House Germany to take charge of Heyne's hardcover and paperback fiction list, reporting to Ulrich Genzler. He has spent the last four year as an agent with Mohrbooks, and was previously editor-in-chief…

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Rich Thomas will join HarperCollins Children's as vice president and publishing director, reporting to Kate Jackson. He was most recently associate publisher and editorial director for Disney Publishing Worldwide. At HarperCollins Children's, he will lead the Festival, I Can Read, and licensing programs. Jane Starr Literary Scouts has been appointed US scout…

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