People in publishing

Doubleday, editor-at-large Phyllis Grann will retire from the company on June 9. She "will be available as a consultant and freelance editor, continuing to work with her authors under contract."

Carrie Hannigan, Jesseca Salky and Josh Getzler have launched the Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency (HSG), representing a range of authors across literary genres, including fiction and non-fiction, in children's and adult titles. The three arrive from Russell & Volkening, Inc.

Russell & Volkening has named William Critzman as "acting president" of the agency, effective immediately. Most recently he directed external relations for The Watermill Center, Robert Wilson’s laboratory for performance.

LJK Literary Management is in the hands of senior agents Susanna Einstein and Meg Thompson, the agency will move to new offices on 133 West 25th Street. Sandy Hodgman will continue to handle foreign rights for the agency.

Wendy Wolf has been named vp, associate publisher of Viking, where she has worked since 1994. She will continue as editorial director of non-fiction as well.

Vintage has appointed two new members of staff, recruiting Victoria Murray-Browne as editor at Vintage Books, and Kate Watson as press officer at Vintage Publishing.

Murray-Browne has moved into the former role of Frances MacMillan, now editor at Vintage Classics. Murray-Browne was previously an editor at John Murray, and also worked at Vintage Editorial on a short-term maternity contract. She will report into Vintage Publishing deputy publisher Rachel Cugnoni and work alongside the Vintage Editorial team.

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Karen Ball is joining the Steve Laube Agency. For nearly 30 years she has worked on successful fiction lines at Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and, most recently, the B&H Publishing Group, where she was an executive editor. She will work from her office in Oregon.

Publishing veteran Elizabeth Van Doren joined Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press as executive editor, book publishing.