The literary estate of Iain Banks has moved all of their representation to Curtis Brown UK, taking over from the Mic Cheetham Agency and others. Becky Brown at Curtis Brown Heritage will handle book rights and Alexander Cochran at C&W represents translation rights. Luke Speed represents film and TV rights, and announced a deal to […]
Comedian, author, and founder of Tiny Reparations Books Phoebe Robinson will host the virtual National Book Awards ceremony on November 17. In addition to the announcements of the winners in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People’s Literature, Viet Thanh Nguyen will present the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution […]
Three-time Newbery Honor–winning author of Hatchet, Gary Paulsen died suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 82. Inspired by a sense of adventure, including two Iditarod runs, he was the author of more than 200 books, which have sold more than 35 million copies. Farrar Straus Children’s will publish his final novel, Northwind, in January. […]
Megan Hogan has been promoted to editor at Simon & Schuster.
Conservative news outlet The Daily Wire announced Wednesday that it will launch a publishing imprint, DW Books, set to start publishing in spring 2022. The Nashville-based company will use neighbor Ingram Content Group’s Two Rivers for distribution, which may be an uncomfortable fit for other clients, since DW Books says it will publish the book […]
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group president and publisher Maya Mavjee announced a realignment and expansion of Pantheon and Schocken. They will now operate independently as an “equal and fourth pillar” of the group, rather than a division of Knopf, Mavjee said, “in order to ensure these imprints’ legacy, development, and advancement.” We had reported in late […]