Allison Moore has joined Bloomsbury Children's as editor. Previously, she was associate editor at Little, Brown Children's.
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Megan Wilson has been promoted to associate director of publicity; Hannah Harlow moved up to director of marketing; and Liz Anderson is now marketing manager.
Jennifer Leight will join Hollan Publishing as editor next week. Previously, she was executive editor at Rodale.
Ann Jansen will join Penguin Random House Canada as producer of audio books, starting June 5. Most recently, she was senior producer for Canada Reads and CBC Books.
Carina Nunstedt will join Harper Nordic as publishing and marketing director on September 4, reporting to managing director and publisher Anette Ekstrom. She has been with Yourlife Books, a non-fiction imprint at Forum that she founded. Nunstedt takes over from Anna Svedbom, who left Harper Nordic in April.
Megan Mulder has moved over to Montlake Romance as senior editor. She has been working at Kindle Press.
Henry Ferris has left his position as executive editor at William Morrow.
Highlights for Children will move distribution for all of their book imprints from Perseus/Ingram to Random House Publisher Services as of November 1.
The ABA has created the Joyce Meskis Free Speech Award, named for the retiring owner of the Tattered Cover bookstores, designed to honor "extraordinary service in defense of the First Amendment rights of booksellers and their customers." The first honoree will be attorney Michael Bamberger, and the award will be presented at the Celebration of Bookselling and Authors luncheon at Book Expo on May 31.
Jhumpa Lahiri won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Selection committee member Dolen Perkins-Valdez writes, "Lahiri's stories appear effortlessly elegant, the narrative arcs so quietly drawn that you slip into a dream without noticing the outside world falling away. And then you pause...grasping Lahiri's deep introspection, her meticulous attention to every word, sentence, paragraph, and carefully realized insight. Lahiri's range and depth in the short story genre is astonishing and complete."