Rubin given international role at Random

<p>Stephen Rubin, the former Doubleday president and publisher who lost his job during the restructure at Random House US before Christmas, has been given a new role as executive vice-president and publisher at large, with an international component to his new beat.</p><p>Markus Dohle, chairman and c.e.o. of Random House, said Rubin would now acquire books for Random House worldwide and act as &quot;an international Random House publishing liaison to maximise the opportunities and collaboration among US publishers and our international divisions, especially between the US and the UK&quot;. In the 1990s Rubin was, for a period, the London-based chairman of Transworld. </p><p>Rubin will also retain a role in future acquisitions from authors with whom he has had a long association, such as John Grisham and Pat Conroy, said Dohle, who paid tribute to the publisher&#39;s quarter century as &quot;one of the most widely admired figures in trade book publishing&quot;.</p><p>He will report direct to Dohle. </p>