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Lauren Christensen will join the books desk at the New York Times this month as a senior staff editor, editing fiction and nonfiction and overseeing visual books coverage. She was associate features editor at Harper's Bazaar. Susan Ellingwood moves over to the group in August from the Opinion section. Susan will work…

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Agency News Writers House is closing its London office, and managing director of Writers House UK Angharad Kowal has left the company as a consequence. Peggy Boulos Smith joined Writers House in New York as UK rights director, representing adult clients, and director of children's subsidiary rights Cecilia de la Campa is…

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Sarah Haugen has joined Harper Wave as assistant editor. Previously, she was with Little, Brown. People from across the trade have offered remembrances of and testimonials to the late Ed Victor. Distribution Penguin Random House Publisher Services announced a multi-year North American book sales and distribution agreement with art and craft publisher…

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People, Etc.: Ed Victor Dies, and More

Literary agent Ed Victor, 77, died the evening of June 7 of a heart attack, following a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his company Ed Victor Ltd. confirmed to the Bookseller. The agency said: "Ed was a one-off: the toughest yet most professional of agents, who would always get the very…

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Josh Glickman will join Scribner as publicist, starting June 19. Previously, he was publicist at Oxford University Press. At Berkely, Heather Connor has been promoted to publicity director and Diana Franco has been promoted to associate publicity director. Chelsea Lindman left Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, where she worked for the past…

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Philip Marino has joined Little, Brown as senior editor. Previously, he was at Norton, where he was an associate editor and marketing director for Liveright. Christie Henry was named director of Princeton University Press, effective early September. She will succeed Peter Dougherty, who is retiring in December. Henry has been editorial director…

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Allison Moore has joined Bloomsbury Children's as editor. Previously, she was associate editor at Little, Brown Children's. At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,  Megan Wilson has been promoted to associate director of publicity; Hannah Harlow moved up to director of marketing; and Liz Anderson is now marketing manager. Jennifer Leight will join Hollan Publishing as editor next…

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Don Linn has joined UK-based Unicorn Publishing Group as a full partner, based in the company's new Chicago office, helping "to drive the business forward in the US and Canada" by "working with various galleries, museums, artists, historians and others across North America on new publishing projects." Previously, he was director for…

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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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Sarah Pelz will join Atria as executive editor on April 24, reporting to editor-in-chief Peter Borland. She is currently executive editor at Grand Central Life & Style. At Ingram Content Group, Lisa Tomasello has joined as director of mass merchandisers sales. She previously served as senior national accounts manager for…

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