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Posts Tagged ‘Molly Stern’

Random House To Publish Novel Retellings of Shakespeare Plays

Random House’s Hogarth fiction imprint will publish prose versions of William Shakespeare‘s plays, commissioning bestselling novelists to write The Hogarth Shakespeare.

The project will open with Anne Tyler rewriting  The Taming of the Shrew and Jeanette Winterson retelling The Winter’s Tale. The program will open in 2016, marking the 400th anniversary of the great author’s passing. Winterson had this comment in the release:

All of us have talismanic texts that we have carried around and that carry us around. I have worked with The Winter’s Tale in many disguises for many years. This is a brilliant opportunity to work with it in its own right. And I love cover versions.

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Jacob Lewis Named Publishing Director for Crown, Hogarth & Broadway Books

A number of publishing professionals made job moves this week.

Over at the Crown Publishing Group, Jacob Lewis will leave his post as Figment CEO to work as vice president and publishing director for Crown, Hogarth and Broadway Books.

He will report to senior vice president and publisher Molly Stern.

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Timothy Geithner Lands Book Deal

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has inked a book deal to write a “behind-the-scenes account of the American response to the global financial crisis” for Crown Publishers. Publication is set for 2014.

Robert Barnett negotiated the deal with publisher Molly Stern. Executive editor Vanessa Mobley will edit. The publisher did not reveal how much Geithner will earn from the deal. Here’s more from the release:

Secretary Geithner will chronicle how decisions were made during the most harrowing moments of the crisis, when policy makers faced a fog of uncertainty, risked catastrophic outcomes, and had no institutional memory or recent precedent to guide them. He will also describe the relationships, debates about strategy, and strength of collaboration among key decision makers in the crisis, including Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, President Obama, senior White House advisors, and finance ministers and central bank governors of other key economies around the world whose own financial fires threatened to derail the U.S. and global recovery. Secretary Geithner will aim to answer the most important – and to many the most troubling – questions about the choices he and his colleagues made, the strategies they adopted, and the economic aftermath.

Rebecca Skloot Inks Deal for Book on ‘Human-Animal Bond’

Rebecca Skloot has landed a book deal with Crown for her as-yet-untitled new book about the “human-animal bond.”

Writers House agent Simon Lipskar negotiated the deal with Crown VP Molly Stern. No publication date has been set. Skloot published the bestselling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks last year, including her personal struggle to finish the nonfiction project inside the epic book.

Here’s more about the book: “She will explore, among many other subjects, the neurology of human-animal relationships, human nature and responsibility, and the unexamined ethics of our relationship with animals. A publication date has not yet been set. Ms. Skloot worked for more than a decade in veterinary medicine, first as a nurse for animals in general practices and emergency rooms, and later as a technician in veterinary morgues and neurology labs. In writing her book, she will weave personal stories — her own and others’ — with science, medicine, ethics, and history.”

Crown Teams Up with Chatto & Windus for Hogarth Fiction Imprint

Random House imprints Crown Publishing Group (U.S.) and Chatto & Windus (U.K.) will join forces in a new fiction imprint named Hogarth. U.S. publisher Molly Stern and U.K. publishing director Clara Farmer will helm the imprint.

Some of the titles on Hogarth’s inaugural list in 2012 include: I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits, The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, The Dead Do Not Improve by Jay Caspian Kang, and The Kissing List by Stephanie Reents. All Hogarth books will be available in both print and digital formats.

Here’s more from the press release: “The new imprint is named in honour of The Hogarth Press, founded by Virginia and Leonard Woolf in 1917 from their home … In the U.S., Hogarth will publish between eight and ten fiction titles each year. In the U.K., Hogarth will publish a smaller list of titles annually, comprising books that are also published by Hogarth in the U.S..”

Molly Stern Named Publisher Crown Publishers & Broadway Books

crown.jpegFormer Viking Books editorial director Molly Stern has been named senior vice president & publisher at Crown Publishers and Broadway Books.

Stern joined Viking in 1995, and most recently served as both editorial director of fiction and executive editor at the Penguin Group imprint. She acquired many titles, including Lev Grossman‘s The Magicians and Koren ZailckasSmashed: A Story of Drunken Girlhood.

At Crown, Molly will supervise general interest hardcover trade fiction and nonfiction publishing programs. Crown publisher Maya Mavjee announced the news in a memo; a copy is embedded below.

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