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The "driving force" behind Scotland's Freight Books, co-founder and director Adrian Searle, has left the company. He said: "Following differences over strategic direction, and after six years as publisher at Freight Books, and eight years as a director of Freight Design, with much regret I have decided to leave the business…

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LA Times Book Prize Winners: Haslett, Hill, Alexievich, and More

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize announced the winners in eleven categories on Saturday night, including the new Christopher Isherwood Prize for autobiographical prose. The winners include: Fiction Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone (Little, Brown) The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Nathan Hill, The Nix (Knopf) Current Interest Svetlana Alexievich,…

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Bethany Buck has joined Bloomsbury Children's as editorial director. She was editorial director at Skyhorse's children's imprint Sky Pony Press. Harper Christian announced three leadership changes  to help "aggressively pursue additional content sources." Daisy Blackwell Hutton has been promoted to vice president and publisher for the nonfiction W Publishing Group imprint.…

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Whitehead, Thompson, Desmond Among Pulitzer Winners

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, as Colson Whitehead won the fiction prize for his much celebrated novel The Underground Railroad, which also won the National Book Award and was clearly the consensus "book of the year." Similarly, Matthew Desmond, a winner of National Book Critics Circle Award this year, took the general nonfiction…

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At Penguin Press, William Heyward and Christopher Richards have both been promoted to editor. Laura Crockett has been promoted to associate agent at TriadaUS. At Sourcebooks, Kelly Lawler has being promoted to associate creative director, as Brittany Vibbert moves up to art director. Duquesne University is determined to close its well-regarded press after 90…

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Lennon Tops May Indie Next List

The May Indie Next List has named J. Robert Lennon's novel Broken River their No. 1 pick. The list features a number of titles excerpted in our 2017 Buzz Books: Spring/Summer, including: The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore; Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig; Salt Houses, by Hala Alyan; and The Garden of…

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Indies Choice Finalists

The American Booksellers Association announced the finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, with the winners to be announced May 3. The nominees include: Adult Fiction A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles (Viking) Britt-Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman (Atria) Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett (Harper) Darktown,…

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At National Geographic, Lisa Thomas has been promoted to publisher and editorial director of adult books, reporting to editorial director of National Geographic Partners Susan Goldberg and evp of consumer products and experiences Rosa Zeegers. Crown Publishing Group has realigned its marketing department in New York into separate teams. Julie Cepler…

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Ed Spade has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as director of digital sales and strategy. Previously he was senior account manager for content acquisition for Ingram Content Group. At Harper Christian, MacKenzie Howard has been promoted to associate publisher of Tommy Nelson children's books and Thomas Nelson gift books; Jennifer Gott has…

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Parkeast Literary Agency director Gloria Koehler has retired, and her duties have been outsourced to another firm. Donna Eastman will stay on as editorial director at Parkeast, and will continue to market its books. Koehler is cfo of Splinterfire, a family-oriented literary referral service she started with Donna Eastman. At Chronicle Books, Ariel Richardson…

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