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Promotions, realignment and departures at Penguin

Penguin announces wave of promotions and realignments, and a couple of departures

Promotions, realignment and departures at Penguin

NEW YORK (AP) -- The country's largest publisher is getting a realignment.

The Penguin side of Penguin Random House announced a wave of promotions and restructuring Tuesday, and a couple of departures. The changes include placing the Putnam and Dutton imprints under the leadership of Ivan Held, previously head of Putnam, and a new president and publisher of Viking, where after nine years Clare Ferraro is being replaced by Brian Tart. Ferraro and Lauren Marino, vice president and editorial director of the Gotham imprint, will be leaving.

Authors at Penguin range from young adult novelist John Green to historian Ron Chernow.

In a statement Tuesday, Penguin President Madeline McIntosh said the changes would draw upon "existing strengths" and lead to "future growth." Corporate spokesman Stuart Applebaum said there were would be no additional comment.

Updated : 2021-09-25 14:14 GMT+08:00