Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Russell Busse has joined Abrams Children's as senior editor, entertainment and licensed publishing. He was previously with Little, Brown Children's.

Masha Gunic has joined Azantian Literary Agency as junior literary agent. She was previously editorial assistant at Abrams.

The Frankfurt Book Fair named their new group of 16 Fellows (including Olivia Taylor Smith at Unnamed Press in the US).

Hachette Book Group has closed their deal to acquire Christian publisher Worthy Publishing Group. Worthy's founding publisher and CEO Byron Williamson becomes vp, publishing development for Hachette Nashville, joining HBG's senior management group. Worthy sales and distribution will move to HBG in early 2019.

Hala Alyan's debut novel Salt Houses won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction, while Ta-Nehisi Coates' We Were Eight Years in Power won for nonfiction. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo were named the fiction and nonfiction runners-up, respectively.

Separately, the six titles shortlist was announced for the £30,000 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year, with the winner to be named on November 12.

Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou (Knopf/Picador)
The Billionaire Raj, by James Crabtree (Tim Duggan Books/Oneworld)
Capitalism in America, by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge (Penguin Press/Allen Lane)
Give People Money, by Annie Lowrey (Crown/WH Allen)
The Value of Everything, by Mariana Mazzucato (Public Affairs/Allen Lane)
New Power, by Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans (Doubleday/Pan Macmillan)

Canada's Giller Prize announced its longlist of 12 titles. Candidates include Patrick DeWitt's French Exit, Esi Edugyan's Washington Black, and Sheila Heti's Motherhood.

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