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Celeste Fine Moves to Sterling Lord Literistic

Literary agent Celeste Fine will jump to Sterling Lord Literistic. She starts January 30th.

Fine (pictured, via) plans to take on projects from expert and celebrity authors in the health, science, food, business, and lifestyle genres. In addition, she will manage foreign rights for the agency’s children’s and young adult list.

Prior to this move, Fine served as the senior vice president and subsidiary rights director at Folio Literary Management. She has worked with a number of major authors, including Courtney Love, Dean Koontz and Janet Evanovich.

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Courtney Love Lands Book Deal for Memoir

Controversial rock star Courtney Love has landed a deal with HarperCollins’ William Morrow imprint for a “tell-all” memoir. The music video embedded above features Love singing with her band, Hole.

Love will collaborate with writer Anthony Bozza on this project. In the past, Bozza has co-authored books with musical artists Tommy Lee, Slash and INXS. Deputy publisher Lynn Grady negotiated the deal with literary agent David Vigliano.

Here’s more from the release: “Although Love is often associated with deceased husband, music legend and front man of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, she has had an incredible artistic career of her own crisscrossing into music, film, popular culture, and fashion…The as yet untitled memoir will offer a no-holds-barred look into Love’s life from childhood to the present day.”

Denise Oswald Joins It Books as Senior Editor

Denise Oswald has joined the It Books as senior editor.

Oswald (pictured, via) was the former Soft Skull Press editorial director. She also helmed the Faber and Faber list at Farrar, Straus and Giroux for more than ten years.  Her authors included: Anne Carson, Billy Corgan, Neil LaBute, Jonathan Lethem, and Courtney Love.

During her tenure at Soft Skull, we covered Oswald’s Roller Derby book deal and her decision to publish a novel that was first serialized on Twitter.

Denise Oswald Joins Soft Skull Press/Counterpoint as Editorial Director

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Soft Skull Press/Counterpoint has hired Denise Oswald as editorial director of Soft Skull Press and senior editor of Counterpoint. She will replace Richard Nash who left the press in February.

Oswald had worked as a senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, helming the Faber and Faber list for nearly ten years, editing writers like Colin Beavan, Anne Carson, and Courtney Love.

Counterpoint publisher Charlie Winton had this statement: “We are very excited about having Denise take the helm at Soft Skull. She has a distinguished track record and the perfect background for continuing to make Soft Skull one of the most interesting and dynamic voices in independent publishing. We are confident that she will be able to add an important dimension to the Counterpoint list as well.”