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Two Promotions and a Hire at Vintage/Anchor Books

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Vintage/Anchor Books has announced two promotions and a new hire.

Author and publicist Sloane Crosley has been promoted to deputy director of publicity. She joined the imprint in 2002, previously working at HarperCollins and a literary agency. She has worked with a long list of writers, including Joan Didion, Toni Morrison, and Haruki Murakami.

Kate Runde has been promoted to associate director of publicity at the imprint. She joined in 2004, left for a stint at Picador, and returned to the company in 2007 to serve as senior publicist. She has worked with a number of authors, including Julia Glass, Sue Miller, Richard Russo, and Jeffery Toobin.

Finally, Vintage/Anchor Books hired Dan Ozzi as a senior publicist. Earlier in his career, he had worked at Public Affairs and Oxford University Press.

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Philip Roth on Bad Sex Award Shortlist

roth$philip.gifYesterday the Literary Review announced the shortlist for their annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award; a list that includes a rock star, a Nobel Prize favorite, and of course, Philip Roth.

Roth (photo by Nancy Crampton, via HMH) was nominated for a racy scene in “The Humbling.” Oz, the gamblers’ former favorite for the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature, was nominated for “Rhyming Life and Death.” Rock star Nick Cave earned his nod for “The Death of Bunny Munro,” and his publisher told the Guardian they were pleased with the shortlist appearance.

Here’s a particularly juicy passage from a previous nominee, “The Whole World Over” by Julia Glass. “And then before her inner eye, a tide of words leaped high and free, a chaotic joy like frothing rapids: truncate, adjudicate, fornicate, frivolous, rivulet, violet, oriole, orifice, conifer, aquifer, allegiance, alacrity … all the words this time not a crowding but a heavenly chain … a release of something deep in the core of her altered brain, words she thought she’d lost for good.”

The complete list is after the jump, via the Guardian

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