People in publishing

In the UK

HarperFiction has made a number of promotions in its team, with deputy publishing directors Katie Espiner and Sarah Ritherdon stepping up to publishing directors.

Katie Espiner is responsible for historical fiction and literary fiction. Sarah Ritherdon oversees the women’s fiction list.

In the USA

Stacy Boyd has been promoted to Senior Editor at Silhouette Desire.

Dan Smetanka has been named Editor-at-large for both Counterpoint and Soft Skull Press. Smetanka is based in Los Angeles and will acquire fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, current events, and history titles.

Edward Orloff has joined McCormick & Williams as an agent after six years with The Wylie Agency.

Sandra Homer has joined The Bukowski Agency as the new Manager of Contracts and Translation Rights.