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Doubleday Executive Editor Wins 2009 Maxwell E. Perkins Award

geraldhoward.jpgDoubleday executive editor and VP Gerald Howard has won the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction’s 2009 Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction.

Howard will receive his award at the Library’s November 9 annual dinner in New York City. This is the fifth year the award has been given out, and past recipients included Harcourt editor Drenka Willen and Farrar, Straus & Giroux president Jonathan Galassi. To find out more about the winner, check out this GalleyCat interview with Howard.

Here’s an excerpt from the release: “Mr. Howard has been with Doubleday since 1998. In his tenure at Doubleday, he has worked with Kate Christensen, Pat Barker, Walter Kirn, Chuck Palahniuk, Bill Bryson, Muriel Spark, Robert Bingham and Gore Vidal.”

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Drenka Willen Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

logo_sbs_worldwide.gifHarcourt Houghton Mifflin senior editor Drenka Willen was awarded the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday. The award was sponsored by SBS Worldwide, in association with the UK Publishers Association.

Willen’s author list includes Gunter Grass, Umberto Eco, Jose Saramago, and Wislawa Szymborska. Writers on her list have won Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, Poet Laureate of the United States, the National Book Award, and the Booker Prize.

Willen was laid off by HMH last year, but she was brought back to the company earlier this year. According to reports, a number of authors on her list wrote a letter protesting her layoff. (Via Three Percent)