UK Crime News: Otto Penzler and Anthony Cheetham, Together Again, and CWA’s Crime Week
A couple of choice items at The Bookseller today. First up, Otto Penzler re-establishes his self-named imprint in the UK, moving from Quercus to Atlantic. The common thread? Anthony Cheetham, who used to run things at Quercus and is now doing the same for Atlantic as director and associate publisher of its new commercial and crime imprint, Corvus. This is the 3th time Cheetham and Penzler are working together in a publishing capacity – they first did so at Random House UK a couple of decades ago when the published licensed the UK rights to the Mysterious Press list.
The imprint, which will publish 6-10 titles a year, will kick off with RIZZO’S WAR by Lou Manfredo, published in the US by Minotaur Books – and blurbed by Penzler. Corvus will also publish the UK edition of AGENTS OF TREACHERY, a massive anthology of espionage stories that will be out here next year from Vintage.
Meanwhile, the Crime Writers’ Association has announced it will host Crime Week, which will run the week of June 14th, 2010. During that time, members of the CWA will take part in readings, discussions, readers’ group events and workshops all over the country and the winner of the Young Crime Writers Competition will also be announced.