Geoff Shandler joined William Morrow as VP, Editorial Director at its new unnamed imprint, handling the nonfiction side of the list, which will also feature literary fiction. He was most recently Editorial Director of Adult Trade at Little, Brown.
Bob Spizer is leaving his position as Group Director of Domestic Rights at HarperCollins at the end of January after 31 years. He can be reached at [email protected].
W. Ralph Eubanks is leaving his position as Editor-in-Chief at the Virginia Quarterly Review in June. He may be reached at [email protected].
Brant Rumble joined Blue Rider Press as Senior Editor after leaving a position with the same title at Scribner.
Hilary Teeman joined Crown as Senior Editor. She was previously Editor at St. Martin’s Press.
In children’s publishing, Gillian Levinson is now Paperback Publishing Manager at Random House Children’s. She was previously Editor at Razorbill. . . Kara Sargent joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as Executive Editorial Director for brand, licensed, and media tie-in publishing. Formerly, she was Editorial Director at Simon & Schuster Children’s. . . Michael Petranek is now Senior Editor at Scholastic. He was previously Associate Editor at Papercutz.
Nan Vermylen Thornton joined Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Agency as Agent. Previously, she was practicing copyright law as In-House Counsel at Pearson Education.
In religious publishing, Shaun Tabatt is Nonfiction Publicist, Bethany House and Chosen at Baker Publishing Group. Formerly, he was Community Development Manager at Fortress Press.
Amanda Diehl is now Publicity Manager at David R. Godine. Previously, she was Publicity Intern at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Pamela Sandstrom is now Reference Editor at Choice, the publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries.
Rebekah Anderson is now Director of Marketing at Sasquatch Books. She previously was Supervisor of Customer Engagement at Puget Sound Energy.
Leon Wieseltier joined The Atlantic as Contributing Editor and Critic. He was previously Literary Editor at The New Republic.