Lauren Hoffman joins Simon & Schuster Children's on March 27 as vp, marketing and publicity. Previously, she was vice president of brand marketing at MK Creative/Media/Marketing, and oversaw the brand management of Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters publishing program for S&S as a freelancer. Nicole Russo has returned to the division as senior director of publicity after four years at Abrams, where she was director of publicity and marketing.
Janice Echevarria has joined Chronicle as junior designer, marketing communications. Previously, she was a motion graphics intern at Digitalcore productions and a production assistant at Cash Studios.
Doug Wallace has joined Andrew Nurnberg Associates as CEO of Russia. Previously, he was creative director of the British Council's U.K.-Russian Year of Language and Literature 2016, and launched a trade imprint of translated fiction at the American University of Cairo Press. He will divide his time between London and Moscow. Anna Vasilyeva has joined as agent. She was foreign rights assistant intern at Harper UK.
Author of more than 30 books Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 51, died Monday of ovarian cancer. Earlier in the month the NYT Style section published her essay, "You May Want to Marry My Husband."
Among the postponements in advance of Tuesday's East Coast blizzard is the planned announcement of the winning author and book for the new One Book, One New York initiative. The announcement, and kick-off event at the Brooklyn Public Library, were postponed until Thursday.
JK Rowling led fans in guessing game on Twitter to guess the title of her next Cormoran Strike novel (writing as Robert Galbraith): Lethal White.
The Triangle Awards announced their nominees, in advance of the awards presentation on April 27. Michael Bronski will receive their Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a new Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award is going to Chinelo Okparanta.
The Wellcome Book Prize has named its shortlist, ahead of the award presentation on April 24. The nominees are:
How to Survive a Plague, by David France
When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Mend the Living, by Maylis de Kerangal
The Tidal Zone, by Sarah Moss
The Gene, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
I Contain Multitudes, by Ed Yong