Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Whitehead, Thompson, Desmond Among Pulitzer Winners
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, as Colson Whitehead won the fiction prize for his much celebrated novel The Underground Railroad, which also won the National Book Award and was clearly the consensus "book of the year." Similarly, Matthew Desmond, a winner of National Book Critics Circle Award this year, took the general nonfiction award for his widely praised Evicted; while Heather Ann Thompson's Blood in the Water, an NBA nominee, won for history. The complete winners and finalists across all of the book categories are:
Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (Doubleday)

Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone (Little, Brown)
C. E. Morgan, The Sport of Kings (FSG)

Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water (Pantheon)

Larrie D. Ferreiro, Brothers at Arms (Knopf)
Wendy Warren, New England Bound (Liveright)

Hisham Matar, The Return (Random House)

Susan Faludi , In the Darkroom (Metropolitan Books)
Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air (Random House)

Matthew Desmond, Evicted (Crown)

John Donvan and Caren Zucker, In a Different Key (Crown)
Micki McElya, The Politics of Mourning (Harvard University Press)

Tyehimba Jess, Olio (Wave Books)

Adrienne Rich, Collected Poems: 1950-2012 (Norton)
Campbell McGrath, XX (Ecco/HarperCollins)

Lynn Nottage, Sweat

Taylor Mac, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
Sarah DeLappe, The Wolves

People, Etc.
At Grove Atlantic, Katie Raissian has been promoted to editor, while Allison Malecha moves up to associate editor. Zachary Pace and Nicole Nyhan have each been promoted to assistant editor. Gretchen Mergenthaler has been promoted to art director and Cindy Hernandez joins as junior designer.

Open Road has announced a number of promotions. Renata Sweeney has been promoted to associate marketing manager; Greta Shull and Paola Crespo have each been promoted to marketing associate; and Daniel O’Connor has been promoted to marketing coordinator. Mauricio Diaz has been promoted to art director, while Amanda Shaffer has been promoted to designer. Matthew Thompson has been promoted to executive editor of branded funnel sites and Carolyn Cox has been promoted to senior editor of branded funnel sites.

At Harlequin, Nicola Caws has been promoted to associate editor for Harlequin Historical, moving over from Harlequin Presents. Sareeta Domingo will join as editor for Harlequin Medical Romance and Harlequin Romance. Previously she was an editor at HotHouse Fiction.

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