December 14- December 21, 2006 Edition

Breaking News
Carroll & Graf
Names Strachan

NEW YORK, NY/14/11/06—Avalon Publishing Group’s Will Balliett, Publisher and Editorial Director of Carroll & Graf Publishers and Thunder’s Mouth Press, announced today that William Strachan will be joining Avalon Publishing Group’s New York office as the Editor-in-Chief of Carroll & Graf Publishers and Thunder’s Mouth Press.

“This just seemed like a perfect match from both an acquiring and an administrative standpoint. Bill has to be one of the most capable, accomplished, and well-respected editors in publishing and we feel lucky the timing was right. He brings a rich new dimension to Carroll & Graf, for whom he’ll make most of his acquisitions, and a keen editorial eye to guiding and supporting the editors of both imprints.”

According to Strachan, “I had the opportunity to get to know the people at Carroll & Graf and Thunder’s Mouth this summer, and I’m delighted to be joining this wonderful group.”

Strachan, who will be reporting to Will Balliett, has held senior editorial positions at several publishers, including Editor-in-Chief at Henry Holt and Director of Columbia University Press, will join Avalon on January 2nd.