PW has made a number of new appointments and promotions over the last few weeks. Gabe Habash, news editor for the past two years, has been named reviews editor for fiction. He replaces Mike Harvkey who has left PW to finish the novel he sold to Soft Skull. Taking over for Habash in the news department is Clare Swanson who has joined the company as an editor. Swanson served as an assistant editor at Random House from 2009 to 2012 before leaving for the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she graduated in May.
In two other changes on the reviews team, Alex Crowley has been promoted to reviews editor from assistant editor, taking over for Sam Slaton who has become communication manager for Bike New York. Annie Coreno, a former PW intern who just completed a master's degree in library and information science at the University of Toronto, is the new assistant reviews editor.