Sarah Weinmann reports that Richard Price, now using a pseudonym, will write for Holt, which she wonders if this is the "publishing house is where literary writers go to exercise their genre chops." As a Holt writer [albeit on the YA side], I kind of take it as a compliment.
The move also puts back back with the editor of Clockers and Freedomland. I was not as big a fan of Lush Life. It was gorgeously written, but by the time I closed the book I couldn't remember who had done it, which seems kind of like a drawback for a book that's supposed to be built around a mystery.
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