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Revolving Door News: Sara Nelson, Parul Sehgal & Mary Kole

A number of publishing professionals have announced big job changes today.

Sara Nelson (pictured, via) is leaving O, The Oprah Magazine to serve as editorial director at Amazon.com Books. Publishers Weekly had the scoop: “A spokesperson for Amazon said Nelson ‘will be leading our editorial vision for books in the print and Kindle bookstores on Amazon.com.’”

Parul Sehgal will be a new preview editor at The New York Times Book Review.

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Parul Sehgal Hired as Digital Associate Editor for Books at NPR

Parul Sehgal will join NPR as its new digital associate editor for books.

Previously, Sehgal (pictured, via) served as a senior editor at Publishers Weekly. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Literary Review and other publications.

Arts & Life senior supervisor producer Joe Matazzoni broke the news in an email to staff. An excerpt: “She won the National Book Critics Circle Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing last year for her own elegant, incisive criticism… Parul is a graduate of McGill University and holds an MFA from Columbia. She grew up partly in DC and is happy to be moving back to the area, where she still has family.”

National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Revealed

Tonight the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) unveiled the winners of their annual awards at a New York City ceremony. The complete list of winners follows below.

Half a Life by Darin Strauss (author of Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy) won the autobiography award. We interviewed Strauss about his work on Monday. Follow this link to listen.

Biography: How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
Poetry: One with Others: [a little book of her days] by C.D. Wright
Criticism: Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West by Clare Cavanagh
Nonfiction: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

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