Saturday, April 22, 2017

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Stephany Evans has joined Ayesha Pande Literary as an agent, where she'll continue to represent her list of adult fiction and nonfiction. Previously, she was a principal at FinePrint Literary Management.

At Chronicle Books, Jeff Wiebe has been promoted to director of operations;
Sarah Billingsley has been promoted to executive editor of food and lifestyle; and Lauren Lubell has been promoted to industrial designer.


The Booker International Prize has announced its six-title shortlist:

Mathias Enard,
Compass, translated by Charlotte Mandell (Norton/Fitzcarraldo Editions)
David Grossman,
A Horse Walks Into a Bar, translated by Jessica Cohen (Knopf/Jonathan Cape)
Roy Jacobsen, The Unseen, translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw (Maclehose)
Dorthe Nors, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, translated by Misha Hoekstra (Pushkin Press)
Amos Oz,
Judas, translated by Nicholas de Lange (HMH/Chatto & Windus)
Samanta Schweblin,
Fever Dream, translated by Megan McDowell (Riverhead/Oneworld)

Twelve winners of the European Union Prize for Literature were
announced including, from the UK (which will be ineligible for the prize post Brexit), author of The Year of Runaways Sunjeev Sahota.

Penguin Children's will launch a new imprint this fall, Penguin Workshop, run by president and publisher of Grosset & Dunlap and Warne, Francesco Sedita. The new line will publish "new voices and established brands for readers ages birth to 12." She says in the announcement, "Penguin Workshop is a laboratory for cultivating unique, new ideas. This has been my dream since I started at Penguin. I was an extremely reluctant reader as a child, and it's my goal to make books that make readers. To make books that make readers smile. And sometimes, to make readers hug their books."

The launch lists includes the start of a Girls Who Code middle grade series, and Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera, the first in a new mash-up series. Some existing Penguin series, including Here's Hank by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver and Who HQ will be published by Penguin Workshop going forward.

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