Nan Graham has been promoted to senior v-p and editor-in-chief of Scribner. Graham has been at Scribner for 16 years and has worked with a very long lost of established and up-and-coming authors such as Don DeLillo, Annie Proulx, Jeannette Walls, Monica Ali, Anthony Doerr, and Miranda July. In the release about her promotion, Susan Moldow noted that the imprint's strong 2010 was thanks in large part to Graham's work on Laura Bush's memoir Spoken From the Heart, as well her work on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies. Moldow closed the release saying: "If any of our contemporaries can be said to fill the shoes of Charles Scribner’s Sons’ celebrated editor Maxwell Perkins, there can be no better candidate than Nan, for she is truly creating the backlist of the future, whatever form it takes."
Literary agent Leigh Feldman is joining Writers House. Feldman was an agent at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman for 20 years, where she represented Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain and Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha. At Writers House, she will build on the agency's literary fiction and narrative nonfiction lists, as well as continue representing bestselling YA authors such as Sarah Dessen.