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Posts Tagged ‘The Wylie Agency’

Scott Moyers Named Publisher of Penguin Press

Editor-turned-literary agent Scott Moyers will now serve as publisher of Penguin Press. From 2003 to 2007, Moyers worked as an editor at the same imprint. He left to run the New York office of The Wylie Agency.

The imprint plans to expand its yearly list from 42 titles to at least 62. According to The New York Times, the expansion is part of what drew Moyers to return to Penguin Press. This also means that the current publisher Ann Godoff will become editor-in-chief and Andrew Wylie will take Moyers’ clients.

Here’s more from the article: “In some respects, Mr. Moyers will return to Penguin a much more valuable asset than before. As a literary agent, he has learned about every publishing program in the business and brokered deals with a wide range of publishers. At Penguin, it is possible that he will work on books that he sold to the publisher as an agent.”

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Obligatory Padma Lakshmi-Salman Rushdie Divorce Post

It’s the day before July 4th, my brain is inching ever so close to burnoutmini-vacation and I guess it’s only fair to report that Booker Prize-winning author, PEN president and former frequenter of safe houses Salman Rushdie and his fourth wife, TOP CHEF hostess Padma Lakshmi, are getting a divorce after three years of marriage.

In a statement from Rushdie’s spokeswoman, the Wylie Agency‘s Jin Auh, issued yesterday, Rushdie said that he “has agreed to divorce his wife, Padma Lakshmi, because of her desire to end their marriage” and requests that “the media respect his privacy at this difficult time”. No word on respecting Lakshmi’s privacy, though her spokesperson hasn’t issued a statement and it seems she’s moved on pretty well already.

Changes at Penguin Press

Publishers Marketplace reports this morning that Eamon Dolan will move from Houghton Mifflin to Penguin Press as vp, editor-in-chief, as of July 9. At HM, Dolan acquired titles by Eric Schlosser, Stefan Fatsis, Nathaniel Fick, Richard Dawkins, and Jerome Groopman, among many others. Current Penguin Press Editor-in-chief Scott Moyers is moving to The Wylie Agency as a director.