Book review editor (and arts writer) at The Tennessean Jonathan Marx e-mailed contacts to let them know he has left the newspaper to take a job as publications manager for the Nashville Symphony. Del Commune Enterprises is now scouting in France for Calmann-Levy and Le Livre du Poche and in Spain for Salamandra Ediciones. As of August 1, they will also scout for Jorge Zahar Editor in Brazil.
Lane Jantzen will join Random House as imprint sales director for Random House Publisher Servies, reporting to Skip Dye. on July 21st. He will work with North Atlantic Books, Shambhala, Osprey Publishing, Steerforth Press, Vertical, Welcome Books, Hatherleigh Press, New York Review Books, and Other Press. Jantzen has been Director of National Accounts Marketing at Perseus Books Group with primary responsibility for Barnes & Noble. At Scholastic‘s trade publishing division, David Posner has been hired Subsidiary Rights Associate. He has had several positions with literary and talent agencies, as well as in the film industry. In promotions, Jonathan Valuckas has […]
NYT Book Review editor and essayist Rachel Donadio announced via e-mail that she is leaving TBR to work as the Times’ bureau chief in Rome, starting this fall.Observer item
Winner of “a carriage full of poetry prizes for her funny and philosophical work, including awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1994, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, worth $100,000,” Kay Ryan, 62, will be appointed to succeed Charles Simic as the country’s 16th poet laureate today. (She takes the post in the fall.) NEA chairman Dana Gioia calls her the “thoughtful, bemused, affectionate, deeply skeptical outsider.” Ryan jokes with the Washington Post: “I thought I might take it upon myself to prevent all bad poetry from being published during my reign.” She explains […]
New York-based publishing beat reporter Josh Getlin is among those leaving the Los Angeles Times as part of a combination of buyouts and layoffs that aims to reduce the staff by approximately 150 people in the newsroom. Last week, LA Observed noted that “the last standalone Sunday Book Review-slash-Opinion section will run in the Times on July 27. After that, books coverage will be in Calendar.” There was no specific word on whether the amount of books space would decline as a result. But now the blog adds that “Sara Lippincott was an assistant editor of the Los Angeles Times […]
At Atria, Peter Borland has been promoted to editorial director. The entire department will report to Borland except for Emily Bestler and the members of the executive editorial director’s office. Borland and Bestler will both report to publisher Judith Curr. Curr writes: “Peter joined Atria in 2004 as senior editor and since then has distinguished himself both as an excellent acquiring editor and a thoughtful, conscientious manager. He has long served as a resource and sounding board for his colleagues in day-to-day business matters and his new title will allow him to take on a more formal role shaping our […]