Saturday, August 19, 2017

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal
Pauline Riccius has joined HarperCollins Nordic in the newly created position of sales director starting October 2. She is currently sales and marketing director and deputy ceo for Verbum.

Laura Leichum has been hired as the University of Chicago Press's first director of intellectual property. Most recently she was digital publishing & rights manager and intellectual property manager at Georgetown University Press.

Former publishing director at HarperCollins in Australia and New Zealand, and recently book scout for Lingo Pictures, Shona Martyn has
returned to Fairfax Media as editor of the Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum magazine.

Sixteen of the 17 members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities -- including novelist Jhumpa Lahiri -- resigned Friday in a letter to Trump: "The false equivalencies you push cannot stand.... Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions." George C. Wolfe is the only committee member who did not sign the letter.
Separately, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman posted a letter "to our fellow Jews" on Medium:
"First he went after immigrants, the poor, Muslims, trans people and people of color, and you did nothing. You contributed to his campaign, you voted for him. You accepted positions on his staff and his councils. You entered into negotiations, cut deals, made contracts with him and his government. Now he's coming after you. The question is: what are you going to do about it? If you don't feel, or can't show, any concern, pain or understanding for the persecution and demonization of others, at least show a little self-interest. At least show a little sechel. At the very least, show a little self-respect. To Steven Mnuchin, Gary Cohn, and our other fellow Jews currently serving under this odious regime: We call upon you to resign."

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