Friday, May 11, 2018

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Mary Marotta has been promoted to senior vice president, DK North America, reporting to coo Shaun Hodgkinson. The US senior management team will report to Marotta, with Prima Games publisher Mike Degler continuing to report to Hodgkinson.

Amy Cloud has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's as senior editor, acquiring middle grade and young adult. She was previously at Aladdin.

Pamela Peterson joins Cave Henricks Communications as associate director of publicity on May 21. She was senior publicity manager at Fortier Public Relations.

Harassment Files

The Washington Post reported another complaint against University of Virginia professor and National Book Award winner John Casey. Allegations against Casey first surfaced last November, when two students filed Title IX complaints with the university. The new complaint comes from Lisa Schievelbein, a former student of Casey's, who says he assaulted her in early 2001 and then on multiple occasions thereafter. Schievelbein told the Post, "In those subsequent assaults, he never asked for my consent and I did not provide it." Through an attorney, Casey responded that it was a "regrettable but entirely consensual extramarital affair."


The American Booksellers Association announced the winners of the Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The Indies Choice Winners:


Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner)


Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann (Doubleday)

Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)

Young Adult

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray)

And the winners of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards:

Middle Reader

Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate (Feiwel & Friends)

Picture Book

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.) (Candlewick)

Separately, the National Book Foundation awarded its Innovations in Reading Prize to Teach This Poem, a program run by the Academy of American Poets. NBF chairman of the board of directors David Steinberger said: "Poetry provides distinct opportunities to influence the way we see and think about our world, and the thoughtful, inventive work the Academy of American Poets is doing to celebrate and uplift poetry is nothing short of essential."

Joan Silber and Amina Gautier won the PEN/
Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

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