BTW News Briefs

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    Here’s what’s happening this week in the world of book publishing and bookselling:

    • W.W. Norton & Company has announced the launch of Norton Young Readers, the publisher’s first children’s book imprint.
    • Libby McGuire has been named senior vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group. Founding publisher Judith Curr stepped down in January and is now president and publisher of HarperCollins’ HarperOne, Amistad, and Rayo imprints.
    • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced a number of promotions in its sales department.
    • Megan Fishmann has been promoted to associate publisher and senior director of publicity for Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press.
    • PEN World Voices Festival participant and founder of Youth Without Borders Yassmin Abdel-Magied was turned away by U.S. Immigration officials in Minneapolis, prompting a response from PEN America CEO Suzanne Nosell.
    • The winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes, which includes categories for journalism, letters, drama, and music, were announced Monday.
    • Finalists for the 2018 New England Society Book Awards, which honors books of merit that celebrate New England and its culture, were announced last week.
    • The New York Public Library has announced the five 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award finalists; the prize is given to an American writer age 35 or younger for a novel or collection of short stories.
    • The shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, which recognizes literary works translated into English and published in Britain, was announced last week.

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