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Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Kolbert’

Elizabeth Kolbert, Andy Weir & Monica Sheehan Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

cvr9781442436077_9781442436077_lgWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending February 20, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert: “Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question … more.” (February 2014)

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Former Collins Executive Editor Gillian Blake Joins Henry Holt

9780743254434.jpgAfter leaving Collins when HarperCollins shuttered the division in a massive restructuring, Gillian Blake has joined Henry Holt Adult as executive editor.

Henry Holt editor-in-chief Marjorie Braman made the announcement today. Blake has spent 16 years in publishing, editing at Bloomsbury and Scribner. Over the course of her career, she edited Russell Brand‘s “My Booky Wook,” Elizabeth Kolbert‘s “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc‘s National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, “Random Family” (pictured).

EIC Braman had this statement: “Gillian brings a discerning eye and the kind of editorial enthusiasm which has made her beloved by her authors and highly respected in the industry … Blake will focus on acquiring high profile nonfiction titles for the Henry Holt list.”