BTW News Briefs [4]

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 [5], the publisher’s first children’s book imprint.
  • Libby McGuire [6] has been named senior vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group. Founding publisher Judith Curr [7] 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 [8] in its sales department.
  • Megan Fishmann has been promoted [9] 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 [10] from PEN America CEO Suzanne Nosell.
  • The winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes [11], which includes categories for journalism, letters, drama, and music, were announced Monday.
  • Finalists for the 2018 New England Society Book Awards [12], 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 [13]; 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 [14], which recognizes literary works translated into English and published in Britain, was announced last week.

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