Editors, Titles Announced for BEA’s Buzz Forums

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Next month’s BookExpo America will feature three Editors Buzz Forums, offering booksellers and representatives of the media insights on publishers’ picks for the upcoming season. Here’s a look at the titles and presenters, announced last Thursday by BEA.

Adult Editors Buzz

Monday, May 23, from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Room 1E13

  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, Little, Brown and Company; presented by Michael Pietsch, Vice President and Publisher
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday; presented by Alison Callahan, Executive Editor
  • The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson, Dutton; presented by Denise Roy, Senior Editor
  • Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron, Algonquin; presented by Kathy Pories, Senior Editor
  • Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber, W.W. Norton; presented by Alane Salierno Mason, Vice President and Senior Editor
  • We the Animals by Justin Torres, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; presented by Jenna Johnson, Senior Editor

Young Adult Editors Buzz

Tuesday, May 24, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. in Room 1E15

  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing; presented by Courtney Bongiolatti, Editor
  • Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; presented by Margret Raymo, Senior Executive Editor
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Turner, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; presented by Alvina Ling, Executive Editor
  • Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham, Tor & Forge Books/Macmillan; presented by Susan Chang, Senior Editor
  • The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon, HarperCollins Children’s Books; presented by Erica Sussman, Senior Editor

Middle Grade Editors Buzz

Wednesday, May 25, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. in Room 1E15

  • The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing; presented by Lisa Abrams, Editor
  • Wildwood by Colin Meloy, Balzer + Bray; presented by Donna Bray, Vice President and Co-Publisher
  • Icefall by Matthew Kirby, Scholastic Press; presented by Lisa A. Sandell, Executive Editor
  • Apothecary by Maile Meloy, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers; presented by Jennifer Besser, Vice President and Publisher
  • The Ashtown Burials #1: The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson, Random House Children’s Books; presented by Jim Thomas, Editorial Director

BookExpo America 2011 will be held from Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26, at New York City’s Javits Convention Center. For more information about BEA, visit BookExpoAmerica.com; for information about ABA programming and the official ABA hotel at BEA, visit BookWeb.org.

All ABA Regular Bookstore and Provisional members are eligible for a number of free badges for admission to BEA 2011.