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Forthcoming: Second Mandela Memoir, Completed by Langa, Publishes In October, and More

South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the late Nelson Mandela's unfinished draft of a book about his presidency, envisioned as "a natural progression" from his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, which will be published as DARE NOT LINGER on October 24 by Farrar, Straus in the US. Pan Macmillan will release…

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Forthcoming: Moyes, Brown and More

With publishers going straight from sales conference to the once-again early London Book Fair, the publication announcements and actual deal signings are running together. In the latest wave, Pamela Dorman Books and Michael Joseph announced the third book by Jojo Moyes featuring the heroine from Me Before You and After…

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Sarah Bowlin and Ariel Foxman have joined Aevitas Creative Management as affiliate agents. Bowlin was most recently a senior editor at Holt, and will be working from her home in Los Angeles. Foxman was previously the editorial director of InStyle and StyleWatch. At Portfolio/Sentinel, Niki Papadopoulos has been promoted to editorial director,…

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Crown to Publish Obama Books

Any in-house competition for the Obamas is now over, with Penguin Random House announcing that Crown will continue as the ongoing publisher of former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michele Obama. Rachel Klayman will remain Mr. Obama's editor, and Molly Stern will edit Mrs. Obama's book. David Drake and Tina Constable will…

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Open Road co-founder and former company ceo Jane Friedman is stepping down from her positions as board chair and executive publisher. Friedman will remain a director at Open Road, but "said in a statement that it was time for new leadership and that she looked forward to partnering with others…

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Forthcoming: Jennifer Egan and Tina Brown

Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan's next novel MANHATTAN BEACH, her sixth work of fiction, will be published on October 3 -- her first book with Nan Graham at Scribner. (In 2013, Jordan Pavlin at Knopf spoke about losing Egan to Scribner in a lengthy Poets & Writers interview: "It took me about four…

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Maria Campbell Associates is working for Netflix as their exclusive literary scout. Annabelle Saks in New York and Katie McCalmont in London are spearheading the scout's efforts. Maria Campbell says in the announcement, "Our motto is 'scouting without borders,' which perfectly aligns with Netflix's transformational model to bring stories in…

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Margaux Weisman has joined Vintage/Anchor as editor. Previously she was an associate editor at William Morrow. At Sourcebooks, Tiana Marzette has been promoted to inside sales representative. Brad Sharp has been promoted to director of manufacturing at Bookmasters. Jennifer Schaper has joined Duke University Press as sales manager. Previously she was…

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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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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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