Editors and Titles Are Announced for BEA’s Editors' Buzz Forums


Norwalk, CT, April 7, 2011: BEA has just revealed the titles, authors and editors who will be participating in this year's Editors' Buzz Forums. Described in BEA's Event Program as BEA's "original and ultimate taste-making events," the Buzz Forums are the most notable and significant venues at BEA for launching new books and creating awareness for titles which might not be included in other high profile BEA programming such as the Author Breakfasts. Insightful and passionate, the forums typically attract a large audience of booksellers and media who are eager to hear about, and then talk about, the new titles which have been singled out for discussion and presentation. This year, BEA will present three separate panels, including Editors' Buzz (adult), YA Editors' Buzz and Middle Grade Editors' Buzz.

The BEA Editors' Buzz Forums are as follows:

Monday, May 23

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Room 1E13

BEA Editors' Buzz

THE ART OF FIELDING by Chad Harbach, Little, Brown and Company – Michael Pietsch, VP & Publisher
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday – Alison Callahan, Executive Editor
THE UNDERSIDE OF JOY by Sere Prince Halverson, Dutton – Denise Roy, Sr. Editor
RUNNING THE RIFT by Naomi Benaron, Algonquin – Kathy Pories, Sr. Editor
BIRDS OF PARADISE by Diana Abu-Jaber, W.W. Norton - Alane Salierno Mason, VP & Sr. Editor
WE THE ANIMALS by Justin Torres, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Jenna Johnson, Sr. Editor

Tuesday, May 24

2:00 – 3:15 pm
Room 1E15

BEA (Young Adult) Editors' Buzz

THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - Courtney Bongiolatti, Editor
AU REVOIR CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Margret Raymo, Sr. Executive Editor
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Turner, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – Alvina Ling, Executive Editor
DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER by Bill Willingham, Tor & Forge Books/ Macmillan – Susan Chang, Sr. Editor
THE CARRIER OF THE MARK by Leigh Fallon, HarperCollins Children's Books - Erica Sussman, Sr. Editor

Wednesday, May 25

2:00 – 3:15 pm
Room 1E15

BEA (Middle Grade) Editors' Buzz

THE UNWANTEDS by Lisa McMann, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing – Lisa Abrams, Editor
WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy, Balzer + Bray - Donna Bray, VP & Co-Publisher
ICEFALL by Matthew Kirby, Scholastic Press - Lisa A. Sandell, Executive Editor
APOTHECARY by Maile Meloy, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - Jennifer Besser, VP and Publisher
THE ASHTOWN BURIALS #1: THE DRAGONS TOOTH by N.D. Wilson, Random House Children's Books – Jim Thomas, Editorial Dir.

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