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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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For Katharine Weber, the Book Club Came to Her

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Katharine Weber had been to the corner of Greene and Washington Place many times before. Sometimes it was for direct research for the book that became TRIANGLE, just out in paperback from Picador. Later, after the book was published, she would stop by on her way to events and take a moment to reflect on the tragic events of more than 86 years before. But until Monday morning, she’d never shared the experience with anyone, let alone a group of visiting women from all parts of the United States. So after giving a brief talk on the Triangle Fire and pointing to the cobblestones – still there after so many years – Weber read a short excerpt from the beginning of the novel which describes, in almost visceral detail, the horror from the perspective of a girl who grows up to be the oldest living survivor of the fire.

When she was finished, the turbulent emotions were clearly visible on Weber’s face, and everyone else couldn’t help but be moved by the experience.

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