B&N chose Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls as their April 2023 National Book Club pick.
At Random House Studio, Maria Modugno has been promoted to vice president, executive director.
National Humanities Medal
President Biden awarded National Humanities Medals to a group of writers including: Richard Blanco, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Walter Isaacson, Ann Patchett, Amy Tan, Tara Westover, and Colson Whitehead.
Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
The Watersones Children's Book Prize went to Nadia Mikail's The Cats We Meet Along the Way. It will be published in the US with the title At the End of the World by Feiwel & Friends in October.
Bookselling: Two Bay Area Indies to Close
Alexander Book Company, in downtown San Francisco, will close on April 30, after 32 years. They write on their website, “Alexander Book Company has had a great run, but we’ve finally reached the last chapter.” All books are currently 25 percent off. The San Francisco Standard writes that the pandemic and subsequent shift to remote […]
Imprints: Questlove’s AUWA Books
MCD, an imprint of Farrar, Straus, will launch AUWA Books with author, musician, and filmmaker Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Questlove will lead AUWA Books as publisher and editor in chief, with his manager Alexis Rosenzweig as svp and editorial director, plus executive editors Malaika Adero and Ben Greenman. The imprint’s first book will be a memoir […]