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  • Leaver Resigns from Quarto

    Less than a week after Laurence Orbach returned to the Quarto Group as executive chairman, Marcus Leaver resigned as CEO of the publisher.

  • Was a Hostile Work Environment Behind the Firing of AWP’s David Fenza?

    Controversy has dogged the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) since David Fenza, its longtime executive director, was fired on March 11. While the AWP board has not offered any explanation for Fenza's termination, former AWP president Rita Dove claims she was told a hostile work environment was behind his ouster.

  • NEA Chair to Step Down

    Jane Chu will step down as chair of the National Endowment for Arts when her four-year term expires on June 4, 2018.

  • Libby McGuire Named Head of Atria

    McGuire has been named senior v-p and publisher of the Simon & Schuster division, filling a void that has been open since Judith Curr left in late January.

  • Russo Retires from S&S

    Seth Russo, v-p and director of international sales at Simon & Schuster, will retire from the publisher. His retirement takes effect on April 20 at which point Colin Shields will step into Russo's role.

  • Judith Curr to Join HarperCollins

    Former Atria Publishing Group head Judith Curr has been named president and publisher of HarperCollins's HarperOne, Amistad, and Rayo units.

  • Crown Makes Moves to Integrate Rodale

    Following the January purchase of Rodale Books, Crown has hired five former Rodale employees and named Diana Baroni v-p, associate publisher and editorial director of Harmony and Rodale.

  • Tina Jordan Leaves AAP

    Tina Jordan, v-p of the Association of American Publishers, has left the organization. At AAP, where Jordan has spent the last 12 years, she oversaw, among other things, the association’s trade publishing activity and literacy efforts.

  • Galassi, After Two Decades, Makes Way for Angel at FSG

    After more than two decades as publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jonathan Galassi is stepping down from the role. Later this year, Mitzi Angel, the former publisher of Faber and Faber, will take the reigns at the Macmillan division.

  • Karp Tapped as New Head of S&S Adult Trade Publishing

    Simon & Schuster has appointed Jonathan Karp president and publisher of its adult publishing group. In his new role, Karp will oversee the house's New York-based adult trade imprints: Atria Books, Gallery Books, Scribner, Simon & Schuster and Touchstone.

  • David Inman Steps Down at Quarto Group

    After five years as managing director of Quarto Partners, a division of the U.K. illustrated book publisher the Quarto Group, David Inman plans to leave the company at the end of February.

  • Judith Curr Out at Simon & Schuster

    In a memo to Simon & Schuster employees this morning, CEO Carolyn Reidy said that the Atria Publishing Group president and publisher is leaving the company today.

  • ALA Names Mary Ghikas Executive Director Through January 2020

    Mary Ghikas, interim director since August 2017, will continue to head the association through January 2020.

  • Cameroonian Author Patrice Nganang Freed From Prison

    The Cameroonian-American novelist, poet, and academic, who was arrested last month following the publication of an article critical of government repression in Cameroon, has been freed.

  • Rachel Fershleiser Moves to Knopf

    Rachel Fershleiser has joined the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group as senior director of marketing for Knopf, Pantheon, and Schocken Books, effective immediately.

  • Morrison Leaving HarperCollins

    Michael Morrison, president and publisher of HarperCollins’s U.S. General Books Group, will be leaving the company at the end of the month.

  • NBF Adds Three to Board of Directors

    The National Book Foundation has elected Lucia Ferreira, Michael Lynton, and Michelle Weiner to its board of directors.

  • Barbour Publishing Names New President, COO

    Mary Burns, a Barbour Publishing veteran of 23 years, has been named president and chief operating officer of the Ohio-based Christian press.

  • Capstone Names New Publisher, V-P of Digital

    Capstone has named Patricia Stockland its new publisher and Darin Rasmussen its v-p of digital product development and management, effective immediately.

  • Quirk Books Sees Leadership Shakeup

    Jason Rekulak has resigned as publisher of Quirk Books in order to "further pursue his writing career and other creative projects." Brett Cohen, the president of Quirk, has taken over as publisher, effective immediately.

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