Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

The American Library Association presented their annual book awards at their mid-winter meeting in Denver. On Monday morning, at the Youth Media Awards, the Newbery medal went to Erin Entrada Kelly for Hello, Universe (Greenwillow Books) and the Caldecott Medal to Matthew Cordell for Wolf in the Snow (Feiwel & Friends).

Nina Lacour won the Michael L. Printz Award for
We Are Okay (Dutton Children's), and author Angela Johnson won the Margaret A. Edwards Award for "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." The William C. Morris YA Debut award went to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray), which also won the Odyssey audiobook award. Deborah Heiligman's Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers (Henry Holt) won the Excellence in Nonfiction award, while Larry Dane Brimner won the Sibert Medal for distinguished informational book for the Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 (Calkins Creek).

Jacqueline Woodson was awarded the Wilder Award, honoring an author or illustrator whose books have "made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." The Coretta Scott King author award was given to Renee Watson for
Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury Children's), while Eloise Greenfield received the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Newbery Honor Books

Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum)
Piecing Me Together, by Renee Watson (Bloomsbury Children's)
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James (Agate Bolden)

Caldecott Honor Books
Big Cat Little Cat, by Elisha Cooper (Roaring Brook Press)
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James (Bolden)
A Different Pond, by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Buie (Capstone Young Readers)
Grand Canyon, Jason Chin (Roaring Book Press)

On Sunday night the ALA presented the Carnegie Medals, with Jennifer Egan winning the fiction medal for
Manhattan Beach, while Sherman Alexie's You Don't Have To Say You Love Me took home the nonfiction prize.

(See the ALA's
media center for complete awards information, posted later today.)

Timothy Mantel has joined Barnes & Noble as chief merchandising officer, reporting to ceo Demos Parneros. He was cmo for GNC, and prior to he was svp, food, household essentials and food service. Mantel fills the position vacated when Mary Amicucci was dismissed in September. Parnernos said of Mantel in the announcement: "His deep knowledge of retail and proven track record are exactly what we need to invigorate our merchandising strategy and grow our business. He will be a great addition to our management team."

Naomi Davis and Amanda Jain have both joined Bookends Literary Agency as agents. Previously both were agents at Inklings Literary Agency, and they have each moved their client lists with them.

Silvia Kuttny-Walser will start as editor-at-large for Droemer Knaur's Knaur imprint on February 15, working with the editorial team focusing on the strategic development of popular women's fiction. She will maintain the consulting business for publishing and authors that she started in 2012 as well.


The owners of Chicago's Volumes Bookcafe have launched an Indiegogo campaign with the goal of raising $60,000, to help with "unexpected costs from opening the store."

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