Lou Anders, who has served as editor at Pyr Books for ten years, has announced that he is leaving the company. Anders will be replaced by interim editor Rene Sears, who is returning to the company to take the position. Anders received seven Hugo nominations and one win during his tenure at Pyr. He is currently promoting his debut novel, Frostborn.
Pyr is launching a line of young adult novels after seeing the appeal of some of their titles with the young adult audience. The first novel in the new Pyr Young Adult line will be Lightbringer, the debut novel by K. D. McEntire. Other works scheduled for publication include Ian McDonald’s Planesrunner and Ari Marmell’s Thief’s Covenant.
Pyr has announced the winners of its fifth anniversary essay contest. First prize, which includes a trip to DragonCon, dinner with Lou Anders, Mike Resnick, James Enge, Jon Sprunk, and Sam Sykes, was awarded to Lisa Iriarte. Second place went to Robert Rhoades and third to L. Lambert Lawson.