Announcements: 28 April 2017The 38th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced at the L.A. Times Festival of Books this past weekend at the University of Southern California. Knopf/Vintage author Thomas McGuane received the 2016 Robert Kirsch Award, which recognizes the body of work of a writer of the American West; expand
Announcements: 28 April 2017This week saw the publication of Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s eagerly anticipated book, Option B. The book, and its authors, are getting a lot of media attention appearing on Good Morning America and NPR’s Morning Edition, to name a couple. Sandberg is COO of Facebook and the expand
Announcements: 28 April 2017Mystery Writers of America announced Thursday night, April 27, the winners of its coveted Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2016. Two of our authors’ books published by Penguin Random House imprints won Edgars. Also, the MWA’s Ellery Queen Award, established in 1983 to honor outstanding writing teams and outstanding people in the mystery-publishing industry, was expand
Announcements: 28 April 2017Judith Jones, a longtime editor at Alfred A. Knopf, was honored this week by the James Beard Foundation when she was inducted into their Cookbook Hall of Fame. This was Judith’s second Beard honor – in 2006, she received the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. expand
Announcements: 27 April 2017The annual James Beard Foundation Books, Broadcast and Journalism Awards were held Tuesday night in New York City. Ten Speed Press and Clarkson Potter won a combined seven awards, including the James Beard Book of the Year, which went to Clarkson Potter’s VICTUALS by Ronni Lundy, from Senior Editor Francis Lam. Francis also went home with two journalism awards of his own. expand
Announcements: 27 April 2017Every ten years, Granta, a UK-based literary “magazine of new writing,” releases a list of authors deemed “the best young American novelists of their generation – writers of remarkable achievement and promise, still in their twenties and thirties.” Granta began this tradition in 1997. expand
Announcements: 27 April 2017Nathaniel Philbrick has won the George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his book, VALIANT AMBITION: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution (Viking/Penguin). Now in its 12th year, the George Washington Prize honors its namesake by recognizing the year’s best new books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience. expand
Announcements: 26 April 2017April 27th, 2017 is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Initiated in 2002 in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, Poem in Your Pocket Day has been adopted by all fifty states. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada. expand
Announcements: 25 April 2017The Sidney Hillman Foundation has announced the winners of the 2017 Hillman Prizes, the only major all-media awards dedicated to journalism in service of social and economic justice. The 2017 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism went to Matthew Desmond for EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown), which previously won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction; the 2016 expand
Announcements: 21 April 2017Winners of the 2017 Books for a Better Life Awards, sponsored by the Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, have been announced. Among the award-winning titles were three books published by Penguin Random House imprints in the following categories: expand
Announcements: 21 April 2017Teacher Gillian Schneider, winner of Penguin Random House’s inaugural Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry, knew how she wanted to use the prize’s $10,000 grant money. In the spirit of giving back and finding a way for young poets to develop their craft, Ms. Schneider, an English Teacher at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL, funded the expand
Announcements: 21 April 2017This Saturday we pay special tribute to our home during Earth Day. Indeed, one way to measure the health of our planet is to look to the trees and the seas. The following books appreciate that fact through beautiful, informative and inspiring writing. We invite you to enter their pages and contemplate your relationship with the environment. expand
Announcements: 21 April 2017Sunday, April 23, is a symbolic date for books and literature the world over when readers everywhere join together in a celebration of books and reading. Read on to find out how. expand
Announcements: 20 April 2017Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22. The #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes campaign will culminate on World Book Day, Sunday, April 23. With the help of Charity Miles, you can celebrate Earth Day and support #ProjectReadathon together. And on Thursday, April 20, all of your contributions will be doubled! expand
Announcements: 20 April 2017In this new installment of our Climate Change series, Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director, Philomel Books, tells us about her key role in the creation of Chelsea Clinton’s IT’S YOUR WORLD: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going. Climate Change is one of the big issues covered in the book, including a detailed “Weather Report” section. Young readers are expand
Announcements: 19 April 2017In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’ve unearthed a spate of profound books about environmental leaders and their contributions to helping our fragile planet, and the creatures that depend on it, survive and flourish. Put one of these books in your backpack, head out into Mother Nature and remember to take only memories, leave only footprints. expand
Announcements: 18 April 2017Keith Olbermann, the award-winning commentator, reporter, writer, and news and sports anchor, will release a book of commentaries about President Donald Trump and the Trump Administration, it was announced today. Based on Olbermann’s hugely successful GQ web series, The expand
Announcements: 18 April 2017With Earth Day 2017 almost here, this week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is Paul Hawken’s DRAWDOWN: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, on sale April 18 from Penguin Books. Mr. Hawken says, “Unquestionably, distress signals are flashing expand
Announcements: 18 April 2017Mike Tyson, heavyweight champion and New York Times bestselling author of UNDISPUTED TRUTH, will join Paul Holdengraber, founder and director of Live from the New York Public Library, to discuss Tyson’s new memoir, IRON AMBITION: My Life with Cus D’Amato, for one night only at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. The event will take place on Thursday, June 1st at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available here. expand
Announcements: 17 April 2017Penguin Random House is very excited to announce the launch of our #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes campaign. The one-week reading and giving initiative, April 17 to April 23, gives readers the chance to help children in local communities throughout North America – just by reading. expand
- Each excerpt on the platform notes how many minutes will be added and how many books will be donated throughout the campaign.
- For example, reading a 20-minute excerpt unlocks a 5-book donation from Penguin Random House to Save the Children; reading an hour unlocks a 20-books donation.
- The books will go to Save the Children literacy programs, which help young students transition from learning to read to reading to learn.
Announcements: 14 April 2017When was the last time you wrote a poem? Elementary school? Yesterday? As Natalie Goldberg puts it in her classic book Writing Down the Bones, “poems are small moments of enlightenment.” There’s a poet in each of us and turning experience and feelings into poetry can be cathartic and fun. Inspiration is expand
Announcements: 13 April 2017Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) is proud to have three of its client publishers on Publishers Weekly’s Fastest-Growing Independent Publishers 2017 list. Europa Editions, Sasquatch Books and Shambhala are among the companies recognized by PW. Congratulations to each of the publishers and our PRHPS colleagues who work with them and contribute to their success. expand
Announcements: 13 April 2017April is Autism Awareness Month begun by the Autism Society nearly 25 years ago as a nationwide effort “to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.” expand
Announcements: 13 April 2017Kick A** Characters is a video series created by our Penguin Random House Video Team, on Papercuts (Read It Forward’s video channel), featuring stop-motion animation tributes to some of our favorite literary characters. The just-released 4th video in the series profiles Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE. expand
Announcements: 11 April 2017The worldwide #1 bestselling Millennium series of novels – which was launched in the U.S. in 2008 with the publication of Stieg Larsson’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – will continue in September with the release of book five: THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE. Written by David expand
Announcements: 11 April 2017Here is another way to enjoy April, National Poetry Month. Whether you’re new to poetry, familiar with its form, a connoisseur of its craft, or simply in need of encouragement, the newly created THE WRITER’S GUIDE TO POETRY has much to offer: Insights from 11 award-winning poets; advice on how to overcome imposter syndrome; three classic poems expand
Announcements: 10 April 2017This Three Question for an Editor series interview features Cindy Hwang, Vice President, Editorial Director, Berkley, who takes us inside her work with New York Times bestselling author Karen White, with a focus on Karen’s latest novel, THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, which Berkley is publishing on Tuesday, April 11. Cindy began expand
Announcements: 10 April 2017Viking is pleased to announce two new books from Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures. Wendy Wolf, Vice President and Associate Publisher of Viking, acquired North American rights, as well as audio and first serial, from Mackenzie Brady Watson at the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency. expand
Announcements: 10 April 2017In this week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection, ALEX & ELIZA: A Love Story, on sale from G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on April 11, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. “It is set when Alexander Hamilton is about 19 years old and Elizabeth expand
Announcements: 10 April 2017The International Thriller Writers, an honorary society of authors who write books broadly classified as “thrillers,” announced the finalists for the 2017 Thriller Awards. Six authors and their books published by Penguin Random House imprints are nominees in the following categories: expand
Announcements: 7 April 2017The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced its 2017 Literature Awards and Penguin Random House authors Karan Mahajan and Judy Blume were among the prize winners. Mr. Mahajan won the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS (Viking/Penguin). The Rosenthal expand
Announcements: 7 April 2017The American Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice Awards, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, as well as nominees for Picture Book Fall of Fame honors – and Penguin Random House adult and children’s titles across our divisions are handsomely represented. Through “Indies Choice,” independent expand
Announcements: 7 April 2017
One clover, and a bee.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few. - Emily Dickinson expand
Announcements: 6 April 2017What are words worth? We know they are invaluable! And poets, especially, feel the weight of each one as they aspire to put “the best words in the best order.” Poets are heralded the world over, since time immemorial, for their revelatory gifts. Still, many avid readers shy away from poetry. Though our young years expand
Announcements: 5 April 2017The winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award, recognized as America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction, is Random House author Imbolo Mbue, for her debut novel BEHOLD THE DREAMERS. The $15,000 prize was announced on Tuesday by PEN/Faulkner Foundation Chair Susan Richards Shreve. expand
Announcements: 5 April 2017In 1996, the Academy of American Poets set aside April as the official month to focus attention on poetry and its many contributions to our culture. Knopf takes part in the National Poetry Month celebration with our Poem-A-Day program. Each day during the month of April, we send out a free poem by a new or established poet drawn from the extensive list of books published by our group of imprints. expand
Announcements: 4 April 2017We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of our beloved longtime author, Richard Nelson Bolles. His unending intellectual curiosity about the world around him–and the people in it–gave him the energy and drive to update his career classic, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?, every year for more than forty-five years. His guide, originally a self- expand
Announcements: 4 April 2017The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) launched LA Reads, a joint initiative to help address the literacy crisis in Los Angeles by getting children excited about reading, with a special event at the Los Angeles Central Library on Saturday, April 1. Book partner Penguin Random House donated 5,000 titles expand
Announcements: 3 April 2017Nearly 10,000 science educators convened in Los Angeles last week for the annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) meeting. Penguin Random House was a corporate sponsor, with members of our Education Marketing team and Andy Weir, author of THE MARTIAN (Crown/Broadway), shining in the spotlight. With the increasing need for expand
Announcements: 31 March 2017“I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest expand
Announcements: 30 March 2017The 2017 Major League Baseball season begins on Sunday, April 2. To help baseball fans get revved up for the coming season, several Penguin Random House imprints have added to the large canon of baseball lit by publishing an impressive array of titles that range from two books on the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs to the definitive biography of expand
Announcements: 30 March 2017Riverhead Books is thrilled to announce THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER, a bold and personal literary exploration of the US-Mexican border – its politics, gatekeepers, and victims on both sides of the line – from 2017 Whiting Award winner and former U.S. Border Patrol agent Francisco Cantú. Riverhead will publish THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER on February 6, 2018. expand
Announcements: 29 March 2017Tim Duggan Books, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, announced today the acquisition of THE LAST GIRL: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. The book jacket image was also revealed. Publisher Tim Duggan acquired North American, electronic, expand
Announcements: 28 March 2017Hisham Matar’s THE RETURN: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between, published by Random House, won the inaugural PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, it was announced by PEN America, the U.S. chapter of the world’s leading international literary-human rights organization, at its 2017 awards ceremony on March 27 at The New School in NYC. expand
Announcements: 24 March 2017Viking and Penguin Books are thrilled that Karan Mahajan’s THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS has won the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction. Henry Louis Gates, the chairman of The Cleveland Foundation, announced the winners of its 82nd Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards on March 23. Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards have expand
Announcements: 24 March 2017Five finalists have been announced for the $10,000 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, “honoring the works of five commanding, diverse, young authors” aged 35 or younger, including our two nominees: THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) and THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS by Karan Mahajan (Viking/Penguin). expand
Announcements: 23 March 2017This week, in celebration of The Moth’s 20th anniversary, Crown Archetype published THE MOTH PRESENTS ALL THESE WONDERS: TRUE STORIES ABOUT FACING THE UNKNOWN bringing together some of the best stories ever told on The Moth stage or on The Moth Radio Hour. Since its debut in expand
Announcements: 23 March 2017Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, has acquired a new chapter book series from the New York Times and global bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, it was announced by Beverly Horowitz, Senior Vice President, Publisher, Delacorte Press. U.S. and Open Market rights for the series were acquired by Ms. Horowitz from agent Kim expand
Announcements: 23 March 2017Award-winning author Hannah Tinti will celebrate the launch of her new book THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY (The Dial Press) at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30 pm. Tinti will discuss her latest novel with fellow Penguin Random House author and One Story editor, Patrick Ryan. The author discussion will be followed by a wine reception to commemorate the book’s launch. expand
Announcements: 23 March 2017The Romance Writers of America (RWA) has announced the finalists for its 2017 RITA Awards, with 10 books published by Penguin Random House imprints among the nominees in the following categories: expand
Announcements: 23 March 2017Is there a spring in your step this week? The scent and spirit of renewal is in the air! As we enjoy buds, blooms and all things growing green, gardeners are getting their hands in the soil. Penguin Random House publishes many inspiring and instructive books about gardens including a lush genre of verse, essays, and stories all inspired by gardens and gardening. We invite you to till this beautiful plot of titles… expand
Announcements: 21 March 2017Penguin Press has partnered with Ample Hills Creamery to make a new flavor of ice cream – Original Cin – inspired by Bruce Feiler’s new book, THE FIRST LOVE STORY: Adam, Eve, and Us, on sale today, Tuesday, March 21. Ample Hills is inviting customers to choose their own story, with a custom five-pack of ice cream pints. Original Cin – cinnamon ice cream with housemade fig newtons – is one of the new flavors. expand
Announcements: 20 March 2017This week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is ON TYRANNY: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Publisher Tim Duggan, who edited ON TYRANNY, says, “Snyder has been making the case for years that the world of the 1930s, especially the world of fascism, is not nearly as far behind us as we’d like to think. There are expand
Announcements: 17 March 2017On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves. expand
Announcements: 17 March 2017Matthew Desmond’s EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown) and Hope Jahren’s LAB GIRL (Alfred A. Knopf) won 2016 National Book Critics Circle Awards for Nonfiction and Autobiography respectively last night at a ceremony held at the New School in New York. expand
Announcements: 17 March 2017“Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there’s the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.”—John McGahern expand
Announcements: 16 March 2017Penguin Young Readers will publish SHE PERSISTED, a new picture book written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, that celebrates strong, inspirational women who have embodied the spirit of persistence throughout American history. The book will be published on May 30, 2017 by Philomel Books. expand
Announcements: 16 March 2017Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s AMERICANAH, published by Alfred A. Knopf and Anchor, is the winner of the first annual One Book, One New York campaign to get all New Yorkers to read the same book at the same time. The campaign (#OneBookNY) is spearheaded by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment expand
Announcements: 16 March 2017While we are still honoring Women’s History Month, it’s interesting to survey where the feminist movement has been and what it means now through the lens of classic works and contemporary voices. From de Beauvoir to Crispin, from bra-burning to badass crafting, the following titles have a lot to say about the need for social change. expand
Announcements: 13 March 2017
Penguin Random House Operations Worldwide To Join Together To Create Fully Coordinated Global Publishing Events For The Two Obama BooksPenguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle today announced that all of the company’s publishing operations worldwide will join together to publish former President Barack Obama’s and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s forthcoming books. In each of the respective local territories, the books will have their own globally coordinated publication plan and publication date. Penguin Random House acquired world rights to the two Obama books last month. expand
Announcements: 13 March 2017On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves. expand
Announcements: 10 March 2017Daily Action, a new text-based civic engagement service, has announced the founding of the Daily Action Book Club and its first selection: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France (Knopf). expand
Announcements: 10 March 2017Author Meg Howrey is a former dancer who performed with the Joffrey, Eglevsky Ballet, and City Ballet of Los Angeles. She toured nationally with the Broadway production of Contact, for which she won the Ovation Award in 2001 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. During her writing career, Meg has been the author two novels for Pantheon/Vintage, Blind expand
Announcements: 9 March 2017Nigeria, with its beauty and strife, has proven to be fertile ground for literature. The literary icons Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka hail from Nigeria and both experienced the Biafran War of the 1960s, whereas a number of contemporary Nigerian writers published by Penguin Random House were not yet born. The vibrant novels and memoirs featured this expand
Announcements: 9 March 2017
Pamela Dorman Books / Viking to Publish New Novel by Jojo Moyes, Continuing the Story of Louisa ClarkPamela Dorman Books/Viking is delighted to announce the publication of a new novel by Jojo Moyes featuring Louisa Clark, the character readers have come to know and love from global bestsellers Me Before You and After You. The new novel will be published in Spring 2018, and will follow Lou as she heads for New York, only to find herself torn between her old life and her new. expand
Announcements: 9 March 2017It delights us no end that there are so many incomparable women of achievement to celebrate in March. And their contributions in science have entered into recent popular culture recently with the movie “Hidden Figures” and the upcoming HBO adaptation, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” In that light, we bring you works by and about women who expand
Announcements: 8 March 2017The Penguin Random House Book Fair reached a significant milestone in 2017 as we celebrate twenty years of partnership to raise money to benefit the students of Carroll Community College. This favorite community event, which took place on Saturday, March 4, promotes reading, literacy and learning and has raised over $600,000 since its inception. expand
Announcements: 8 March 2017The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, announced today that it will publish a new book by Erik Larson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake, In the Garden of Beasts, Isaac’s Storm, The Devil in the White City, and other notable works of narrative nonfiction. expand
Announcements: 7 March 2017Viking is delighted to announce the publication of a new novel by John le Carré, A LEGACY OF SPIES. The book is set to be published on September 5th, 2017. This is the first novel in over twenty-five years to feature George Smiley, le Carré’s most beloved character. Peter Guillam, staunch colleague expand
Announcements: 7 March 2017Unbound Worlds, Penguin Random House’s online destination dedicated to the literary worlds of science fiction and fantasy, today announces the start of Cage Match 2017: Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy. The annual character-bracket tournament formerly known as Suvudu Cage Match is back for a seventh year (and eighth tournament), making its debut on Unbound Worlds with a new theme, look, and interactive features. expand
- Chuck Wendig’s match between Miriam Black from Blackbirds vs. Molly Millions from William Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy
- C.A. Higgins’ battle between Ananke from Lightless vs. Owen Kennedy from Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles
- Gini Koch’s fight between Kitty Katt from the Alien series vs. Harry Crewe from Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword
- G.T. Amasi’s clash between Alix Nico from Shadowstorm vs. Suri from Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire
- Seanan McGuire’s showdown between Georgia Mason from the Newsflesh series vs. Mata Zyndu from Ken Liu’s Dandelion Dynasty series
Announcements: 7 March 2017Maya Mavjee, President and Publisher of Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group, today announced that Crown will publish in the U.S. and Canada two separate books to be written by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, respectively. Penguin Random House, of which expand
Announcements: 6 March 2017On Sunday evening, The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the winners of its 2017 Awards at The Louisville Palace Theater in Louisville, KY. The awards recognize the very best food writing of the year, from cookbooks to journalism to photography and digital media. Four Penguin Random House books and authors, and one editor took home awards. expand
Announcements: 6 March 2017Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. expand
Announcements: 6 March 2017On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves. expand
Announcements: 2 March 2017That t.v. taste-maker HBO is at it again with the brilliantly cast adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel BIG LITTLE LIES. But Liane’s isn’t the only book with lying eyes. For this Friday Reads installment, we proffer tantalizing fiction centered on deceit. Oh what a tangled web these characters do weave! expand
Announcements: 2 March 2017Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! In honor of the occasion, The National Education Association established Read Across America twenty years ago. The annual reading motivation and awareness program calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of the beloved expand
Announcements: 1 March 2017Barnes & Noble announced the winners of its 2016 Discover Great New Writers Awards and Matthew Desmond won the nonfiction honor for EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown/Broadway). He was awarded a cash prize of $30,000 and will receive a full year of marketing and merchandising support from the bookseller. expand
Announcements: 1 March 2017Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new book, DEAR IJEAWELE, OR A FEMINIST MANIFESTO IN FIFTEEN SUGGESTIONS, is being published by Alfred A. Knopf the week of International Women’s Day. DEAR IJEAWELE is a powerful new statement about feminism today—written as a letter from one friend to another. expand
- “Because you are a girl” is never a reason for anything. Ever.
- Femininity and feminism are not mutually exclusive.
- When there is true equality, resentment doesn’t exist.
- I matter. I matter equally. Not “if only.” Not “as long as.” I matter equally. Full stop.
- Teach her to love books
Announcements: 1 March 2017The newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for 2017 include 6 authors published by Penguin Random House: Junot Diaz, Edward Hirsch, Ursula K. LeGuin and Column McCann in the Literature sector, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (from Nigeria) and Zadie Smith (from England) as Foreign Honorary Members. expand
Announcements: 1 March 2017
Penguin Random House to Publish Forthcoming Books by Former U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama(February 28, 2017)— Penguin Random House is pleased to announce that it will publish forthcoming books by former President of the United States Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle announced today that the company has acquired world publication rights for two books, to be written by expand
Announcements: 28 February 2017This week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is Mohsin Hamid’s EXIT WEST, one of the most anticipated books of 2017. Riverhead Vice President & Editorial Director Rebecca Saletan, Mohsin’s longtime editor, shares her insights: “I have had the enormous privilege of publishing Mohsin Hamid for the entire span of expand
Announcements: 27 February 2017Our On Sale This Week feature previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves. expand
Announcements: 23 February 2017We’ve noticed a recurrent theme in new novels’ characters… twins. From the eerie to the humorous to the poignant, and whether you have a twin or not, the following books are sure to fascinate: expand
Announcements: 22 February 2017PEN America, the U.S. chapter of the world’s leading international literary-human rights organization, has announced the winners in selected categories for its 2017 Literary Awards, with titles published by Penguin Random House imprints winning for nonfiction, diversity, science and sports writing: expand
Announcements: 22 February 2017Based on Herman Koch’s bestselling novel, THE DINNER, published by Hogarth, this upcoming cinematic thriller directed by Oren Moverman is a darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives — all over the course of one meal. Starring Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall, Laura Linney and Steve expand
Announcements: 22 February 2017Lights, camera, action! The 89th Academy Awards show is this Sunday, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Oscar buzz has been in the air for months. As is often the case, many of the contenders are films based on books, and many have already won awards this season. This year, Penguin Random house has the lion’s share of adapted titles with nominees in best expand
Announcements: 21 February 2017Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne and Renée Elise Goldsberry star in the HBO adaptation of the Crown/Broadway Books New York Times bestseller, THE IMMORTAl LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot. A trailer has been released to promote the HBO Films’ April 22 premiere. expand
Announcements: 21 February 2017Andy Ward, Vice President, Editor in Chief, Random House, offers insights into the editing of this week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection, George Saunders’ LINCOLN IN THE BARDO: “I’d be lying if I said I had any idea what a novel by George Saunders would look like. This is a guy who was fiercely devoted to the short story expand
Announcements: 17 February 2017Our On Sale This Week feature previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves everywhere. expand
Announcements: 17 February 2017The London Book Fair has announced that the recipient of the LBF Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 will be Luiz Schwarcz, Publisher of Penguin Random House’s Brazilian sister publisher, Companhia das Letras. Mr. Schwarcz is one of the most commercially successful and culturally influential figures in expand
Announcements: 16 February 2017The highly anticipated television adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s #1 New York Times bestseller, BIG LITTLE LIES, premieres on HBO this Sunday as a limited series. New episodes will air every Sunday for the following six weeks. Berkley’s trade paperback and mass market tie-in editions went on sale February 7.
The all-star cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Adam Scott and Zoë Kravitz. David E. Kelley (L.A. Law, The Practice, Ally McBeal) created the series and wrote the pilot episode.
Watch the BIG LITTLE LIES trailer here.
Announcements: 16 February 2017Crown Archetype, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, has announced that it will publish BONFIRE, a debut psychological suspense novel by actress, producer, and writer Krysten Ritter, best known for her starring roles in the award-winning Netflix original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones and cult favorite Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her critically acclaimed role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. expand
Announcements: 16 February 2017On Monday, February 20th we honor Presidents’ Day. Established in 1885, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. The History Channel tells us the holiday was traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual birthday—but became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act:“an attempt expand
Announcements: 15 February 2017The American Library Association (ALA) is creating Book Club Central, a new online platform of reading resources, including recommendations, expert book lists and other content for book clubs and their readers. Award-winning television and film actor, producer, designer, library supporter and avid expand
Announcements: 15 February 2017
Philip Pullman’s THE BOOK OF DUST to be Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers in OctoberThe highly-anticipated news of Philip Pullman’s THE BOOK OF DUST release date is now official, with Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers to publish the book on October 19, 2017. The Associated Press announced the news with this article, Pullman Reveals ‘His Dark Materials’ expand
Announcements: 13 February 2017An unprecedented cast of 166 different voices narrate the Random House Audio edition of LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, the first novel by George Saunders, bestselling author of TENTH OF DECEMBER and a National Book Award nominee. Nearly 60 Penguin Random House colleagues (scroll down to see the list of names) are featured as part of the audiobook cast, led expand
Announcements: 13 February 2017This week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is GIRL RISING, by award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone, published by Random House Children’s Books imprint Wendy Lamb Books. Created in collaboration with the makers of the film, Girl Rising, this is a stunning and important nonfiction work. The film chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, expand
- Post a photo on Twitter and/or Instagram and nominate the inspiring girl or woman in your life.
- For each picture posted using #MyGirlRising, @RandomHouseKids will donate $5 to @GirlRising (up to $5,000) in celebration of the new Girl Rising book and women everywhere.
- Follow the hashtag #MyGirlRising on Twitter and Instagram.
Announcements: 13 February 2017
#UnitedStatesOfBooks: New Penguin Random House Social Campaign Celebrates America’s Literary Spirit and Local History Across 50 StatesNEW YORK, NY — February 14, 2017 — Penguin Random House introduces #UnitedStatesOfBooks, a new social initiative and ReadDown book list series that celebrates, on Instagram and penguinrandomhouse.com, the literary spirit of each of the 50 states. #UnitedStatesOfBooks takes readers on a literary tour state by state, with dedicated expand
- Pennsylvania: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen and Hershey Kisses
- New Jersey: Drown by Junot Diaz and bagels
- Massachusetts: Little Women by Luisa May Alcott and Homesick Candles
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Announcements: 13 February 2017Our feature On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves everywhere. expand
Announcements: 13 February 2017Penguin Random House India turns 30 this year and kick-started its anniversary celebrations at one of India’s largest literary events of the year, the Jaipur Literature Festival. As part of the festivities, Penguin introduced the iconic orange pop-up cart and a new range of quirky merchandise and collectibles as well as top bestsellers in India from the last 30 years. expand
Announcements: 10 February 2017Will you see it this weekend? Fifty Shades Darker, based on the second volume in the #1 bestselling E L James trilogy, published by Vintage, was given the full red carpet treatment for its Los Angeles premiere last week in The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Before hitting the carpet, Ms. James joined the film’s director James Foley as well as stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan at a masquerade ball for fans at Vibiana in downtown L.A. expand
Announcements: 10 February 2017DK Publishing has released a wide array of tie-in titles in connection with The LEGO Batman Movie, which opens on Friday, including The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide, Ultimate Sticker Collection: The LEGO Batman Movie, DK Readers L1: The LEGO Batman Movie: Team Batman, DK Readers L2: The LEGO Batman Movie: Rise of the expand
Announcements: 10 February 2017The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for its 2017 Audie Awards and 18 of them are Penguin Random House Audio titles. The honorees were revealed via a social media campaign, with each category’s finalists named by a notable author, narrator, or media outlet. Three Penguin expand
Announcements: 10 February 2017Who doesn’t love a love letter? Even one not intended for its reader? Perhaps especially those! In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, we turn our rose-colored, voyeuristic, reading glasses to books of love letters from some of our most beloved poets and writers. expand
Announcements: 10 February 2017To herald the arrival of TASTE (tastecooking.com), an online food magazine launched in partnership with the Crown Publishing Group, we posed three questions to Matt Rodbard, who will direct TASTE’s editorial vision, strategy, and content development. expand
Announcements: 8 February 2017February is American Heart Month, a great time to make changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women claiming more than 600,000 lives each year. While many lifestyle choices and medical conditions can put you at risk for heart disease, the main ones are high blood pressure, high ldl cholesterol, and expand
To support these heart-healthy changes, we offer the following:FEATURED TITLES American Heart Association Eat Less Salt: An Easy Action Plan for Finding and Reducing the Sodium Hidden in Your Diet from The American Heart Association Knock down that sodium–but not the flavor–to decrease your blood pressure and risks for heart attack and stroke. This toolkit, sodium tracker, and cookbook in one gives you solid health information and 60 low-sodium recipes for favorite comfort foods. With the book’s step-by-step approach, eating less salt has never been more achievable. American Heart Association The Go Red For Women Cookbook: Cook Your Way to a Heart-Healthy Weight and Good Nutrition from The American Heart Association, Jennie Garth A health cookbook for women, by women The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women social initiative has inspired hundreds of thousands of women to eat nutritiously, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight. Now the iconic “red dress” can be your kitchen companion all year long, with 200 recipes to help you take charge of your health. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects. The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes by Ann Crile Esselstyn, Jane Esselstyn The long-awaited cookbook companion to the revolutionary New York Times bestseller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You’ll Ever Need by Marc Gillinov, M.D., Steven Nissen, M.D. The definitive guide to heart health from two of America’s most respected doctors at Cleveland Clinic, the #1 hospital for heart health in America. Are you one of the eighty-two million Americans currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease—or one of the millions more who think they are healthy but are at risk? Whether your goal is to get the best treatment or stay out of the cardiologist’s office, your heart’s health depends upon accurate information and correct answers to key questions. Cholesterol Down: Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in Four Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs by Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN Take Control of Your Cholesterol— Without Drugs If you are one of the nearly 100 million Americans struggling with high cholesterol, then Dr. Janet Brill offers you a revolutionary new plan for taking control of your health—without the risks of statin drugs. With Dr. Brill’s breakthrough Cholesterol Down Plan, you simply add nine “miracle foods” to your regular diet and thirty minutes of walking to your daily routine. That’s all. This straightforward and easy-to-follow program can lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by as much as 47 percent in four weeks. Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs by Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN If you have high blood pressure, you’re not alone: nearly a third of adult Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension, and another quarter are well on their way. Yet a whopping 56 percent of diagnosed patients do not have it under control. Easy, effective, safe—and delicious—Blood Pressure Down is the encouraging resource that empowers you, or your loved ones, to lower your blood pressure and live a longer, heart-healthy life. Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery by Dean Ornish, M.D. Dr. Dean Ornish is the first clinician to offer documented proof that heart disease can be halted, or even reversed, simply by changing your lifestyle. Dr. Ornish’s program has yielded amazing results. Participants reduced or discontinued medications; their chest pain diminished or disappeared. For more on these and related titles visit the collection: Heart Health Month
Announcements: 7 February 2017In honor of the fifth anniversary of R. J. Palacio’s WONDER, Random House Children’s Books, together with our author, launched #ChooseKindValentine, a campaign that encourages everyone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to contribute to a Kindness Chain by posting an act of kindness with a tag to someone else. expand
- Write a friend or family member a nice note to tell them something you love about them.
- Treat a stranger in the coffee line to a free beverage.
- Shovel a neighbor’s snow, clear their car, or leave a basket of treats at their door.
- Leave a nice note or gift for your mail carrier as a token of gratitude.
Announcements: 7 February 2017This week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is Sophie Kinsella’s MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE, on sale now from The Dial Press. Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. At no time in the history of humankind do we know more about “other people’s lives,” thanks to social media. expand
Announcements: 6 February 2017Author Elan Mastai will be celebrating the release of his first novel ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS (Dutton) on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 pm at WORD bookstore in Jersey City. Mastai will be joined in conversation by fellow Penguin Random House author Jonathan Tropper. expand
Announcements: 3 February 2017Our feature On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves everywhere. expand
Announcements: 3 February 2017Created in collaboration with the makers of the film, Girl Rising, Random House Children’s Books is releasing a stunning nonfiction book, also titled GIRL RISING, by award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone, on sale from Wendy Lamb Books on February 14. The film chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the expand
- Post a photo on Twitter and/or Instagram and nominate the inspiring girl or woman in your life.
- For each picture posted using #MyGirlRising, @RandomHouseKids will donate $5 to @GirlRising (up to $5,000) in celebration of the new Girl Rising book and women everywhere.
- Follow the hashtag #MyGirlRising on Twitter and Instagram.
Announcements: 1 February 2017Penguin Random House author Sebastian Barry has won the 2016 Costa Book of the Year for DAYS WITHOUT END, published by Viking in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Barry becomes the first novelist to receive this award twice, having previously won for THE SECRET SCRIPTURE (Viking/Penguin) in 2008. The Costa Book Awards are one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes. expand
Announcements: 1 February 2017This week’s Igloo Book Buzz title, MY HUSBAND’S WIFE by Jane Corry, on sale from Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, was edited by Vice President and Publisher Pamela Dorman, who comments, “I first heard about MY HUSBAND’S WIFE from our corporate colleagues at Viking UK – I was attracted to the selling title, first, and then by the idea of two expand
Announcements: 27 January 2017As Penguin Random House continues its ongoing commitment to social responsibility and business practices that minimize our impact on the environment, our new Climate Change series article features an interview with Penguin Press Vice President and Publisher Scott Moyers. He worked closely with world renowned environmentalist expand
Announcements: 27 January 2017As we continue to settle into the first part of 2017, we are highlighting a selection of books that may comfort, entertain, or challenge you during these mid-winter months. The lineup featured below presents a variety of selected new and upcoming adult titles from across our Penguin Random House imprints by both well-known and emerging authors. Happy Reading! expand
Announcements: 26 January 2017This year, Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster – begins on Saturday January 28 and lasts until February 15th, 2018. The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. In honor of the occasion, we are highlighting some of our best novels by Chinese authors. expand
Announcements: 25 January 2017This week’s Igloo Book Buzz title, Lindsey Lee Johnson’s captivating debut novel, THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH, was edited by Random House Executive Editor Noah Eaker, who commented, “What was so striking the first time I read Lindsey’s novel was how she had brought such a layered and adult point of view into the world of adolescence. Her expand
Announcements: 24 January 2017Ottessa Moshfegh’s debut novel EILEEN, published by Penguin Press, was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it won the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and San expand
Announcements: 24 January 2017More than 400 Penguin Random House volunteers mobilized with energy, pride and purpose when participating in our first-ever Community Day of Service on January 13, concluding our Company Week activities. Markus Dohle had this to say about giving back in his blog post last month: “One of the beliefs that binds us together is our commitment to expand
Announcements: 23 January 2017The American Library Association selected THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (Crown) as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. More of our expand
- THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (Crown; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- SIX DOTS: A Story of Young Louis Braille, written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers), for embodying an artistic expression of the disability experience.
- OUTRUN THE MOON by Stacey Lee (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers), from the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association.
- MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD, BOOK TWO: THE HAMMER OF THOR by Rick Riordan (Listening Library)
- THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK! by Manuel Gonzales (Riverhead; Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)
- ARENA by Holly Jennings (Ace; Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)
- ROMEO AND/OR JULIET: A Choosable-Path Adventure by Ryan North (Riverhead)
- THE WASP THAT BRAINWASHED THE CATERPILLAR by Matt Simon (Penguin Books)
- BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: A Novel by Imbolo Mbue (Random House; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- HOMEGOING: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi (Alfred A. Knopf; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- THE NIX: A Novel by Nathan Hill (Alfred A. Knopf; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (Crown; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- BLOOD AT THE ROOT by Patrick Phillips (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- THE FIREBRAND AND THE FIRST LADY: Portrait of a Friendship — Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott (Alfred A. Knopf)
- LOUISA: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas (Penguin Press)
- VALIANT AMBITION: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking; Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)
- THE RAIN IN PORTUGAL: Poems by Billy Collins (Random House)
- THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT: A Novel by Graham Moore (Random House; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU by Terry McMillan (Crown; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Narrated by Dion Graham. (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- RAZOR GIRL: A Novel by Carl Hiaasen. Narrated by John Rubinstein. (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead. Narrated by Bahni Turpin. (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)
- Trevor Noah, author of BORN A CRIME(Spiegel & Grau/Random House) and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, as an individual who has demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature.
Announcements: 23 January 2017The annual January American Library Association Midwinter meeting is the setting for the bestowal of major literary-award recognition upon Children’s and Adult books and their authors. We have multiple 2017 honorees, announced this morning: expand
THE INQUISITOR’S TALE by Adam Gidwtiz (Dutton Books for Young Readers; Listening Library)
WOLF HOLLOW by Lauren Wolk (Dial Books for Young Readers; Listening Library)
Odyssey Award Winner:
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit (Listening Library, Knopf Young Readers hardcover and March paperback) The 2017 top ALA Youth Media Award for an audiobook production was produced by Penguin Random House Audio colleague Orli Moscowitz and narrated by Allan Corduner
Michael L. Printz Honors: THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry (Viking Children’s Books)
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press; Listening Library)
Margaret A. Edwards Award: Sarah Dessen, a Penguin Young Readers author, and one of the most popular writers for young adults.
William C. Morris Award:
THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner (Crown Books For Young Readers; Listening Library)
Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent: THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press; Listening Library)
Robert F. Sibert Honor: UPROOTED by Albert Marrin (Knopf Book For Young Readers; Listening Library)
Congratulations to all. More Penguin Random House ALA award news as it is announced.
Announcements: 20 January 2017On Tuesday, January 24th, Jerry Spinelli continues his book tour promoting, THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER, with an in-store event at Books of Wonder in New York City. The acclaimed STARGIRL author has received widespread attention for his newest title. THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER has received four expand
Announcements: 20 January 2017Doubleday Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, has acquired a never-before-published Mark Twain children’s story, it was announced today by Mallory Loehr, Senior Vice President & Publisher of the Random House/Golden Books, Doubleday, and Crown Books for Young Readers Group. The story, a fairy tale left expand
Announcements: 19 January 2017PEN America has announced the finalists for its 2017 Literary Awards in the categories of debut fiction, nonfiction, essay, diversity, science, sports writing, biography and translation. The 16 shortlisted titles published by Penguin Random House imprints are: expand
Announcements: 18 January 2017Did you know that 2016 marked the third year in a row of Earth’s highest temperature in recorded history? Government scientists say the cause is mostly man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino. The announcement came this week from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They said last year passed 2015 as the hottest year on record. This expand
Announcements: 18 January 2017On Sunday, January 22 at 10:30 AM, Emily Jenkins will continue her tour promoting A GREYHOUND, A GROUNDHOG at Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab in Brooklyn, New York. A GREYHOUND, A GROUNDHOG, which hit shelves earlier this month, received 5 stars expand
Announcements: 18 January 2017The National Book Critics Circle has announced its awards finalists for the outstanding books of 2016, as well as special awards winners. Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, HOMEGOING (Alfred A. Knopf) is the recipient of the fourth annual John Leonard Prize, established to recognize expand
Announcements: 17 January 2017Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, has acquired and will publish a new YA novel from the New York Times bestselling author of WE WERE LIARS, E. Lockhart. The deal for world rights was announced by Beverly Horowitz, Senior Vice President, Publisher, Delacorte Press, and longtime Lockhart editor. Random House expand
Announcements: 17 January 2017As we embark on 2017, we take a moment to reflect on 2016 and celebrate the voices of Penguin Random House – our authors, partners, and readers everywhere. At Penguin Random House, our mission is to nourish a universal passion for reading by partnering with authors to create stories that inform, entertain, and inspire, and to connect them with readers expand
Announcements: 17 January 2017A medida que nos embarcamos en 2017, tomamos un momento para reflexionar sobre 2016 y celebrar las voces de Penguin Random House - nuestros autores, socios y lectores en todas partes. En Penguin Random House, nuestra misión es nutrir una pasión universal por la lectura al asociarnos con autores para crear historias que informen, entretengan e expand
Announcements: 12 January 2017On Monday, January 16th we honor Martin Luther King Jr. who was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. It’s a time to commemorate the timeless values he exemplified – courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service – as expand
Announcements: 5 January 2017
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Announcements: 3 January 2017Penguin Random House’s partnership with Save the Children, the world’s leading independent organization for children, continued to bring books and literacy skills to thousands of young readers in need throughout 2016. Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children USA, sent a special message of thanks expand
Announcements: 14 December 2016As the year winds down and the holidays ramp up, we are reflecting on books that continue to leave their mark on young and old, make great gifts and have a lot going for them in 2017. Recently, Penguin Random House’s Library Marketing Field Reps presented a librarian webinar highlighting a range of such titles. Here is a sampling: expand
Announcements: 12 December 2016“I’ve always loved being transported to another world” Lauren Graham has said of her passion for reading. Growing up in Washington, DC, she and her dad would scour local bookstores for new discoveries. Writing a novel seemed like a logical next step in the career of the beloved actress, who holds a BA in English from Barnard College. Her first book, SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE became a bestseller and a critical success, with The Wall Street Journal calling it “A charmer expand
Announcements: 9 December 2016PEN America has announced the longlists for its 2017 Literary Awards in the categories of debut fiction, nonfiction, essay, diversity, science, sports writing, biography, translation and poetry in translation. The 25 longlisted titles published by Penguin Random House imprints are presented below: expand
Announcements: 9 December 2016As the holidays approach, many are taking flight to Hawaii for the warmth and experience of unharried “island time.” Yes, December is peak travel season in Hawaii and so we cast our nets for great books set there and present to you our catch: expand
Announcements: 7 December 2016December 7, 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and six other military bases on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The attack precipitated America’s entry into World War II. To coincide with the many planned commemorative events, we bring you the following books, including personal accounts, of that fateful day. expand
Announcements: 6 December 2016This year’s Penguin Random House #GiveaBook campaign, which launched on Giving Tuesday, invited readers to claim 5 of 50,000 books for their hometown, and quickly passed its initial goal, assigning 50,000 books in a single day. In response, Penguin Random House increased its donation to 100,000 books, which were earmarked by readers within two expand
Announcements: 6 December 2016Four Penguin Random House Audio productions received 2017 GRAMMY® Award nominations, announced this morning: expand
Announcements: 1 December 2016Fidel Castro, the revolutionary who led the communist country of Cuba for 49 years – a mere 90 miles from the United States – passed away last Friday. The government of Cuba declared nine days of mourning. Just three days after his death, the first scheduled commercial flight from the U.S. to Havana in more than 50 years landed to the applause of passengers and expand
Announcements: 29 November 2016On Friday, December 2 at 7:00 PM, author Nicola Yoon will continue her tour promoting THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR (Delacorte Press), which was recently honored as a National Book Award Finalist, at the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope. Yoon will be joined by fellow RHCB author, Kara Thomas (THE DARKEST CORNERS) and Adam Silvera (MORE HAPPY THAN NOT) to discuss their books with Bustle.com’s Books Editor, Cristina Arreola. expand
Announcements: 29 November 2016To celebrate #GivingTuesday, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite ways to give back and support books and reading this holiday season. Keep reading to learn how you can give the gift of reading, literacy and education in your hometown and across the globe. expand
1. #GiveABook and Change a LifeThis holiday season, Penguin Random House is giving you 5 books in your honor to donate to your community through our third annual #GiveaBook holiday campaign. With your help, we have donated more than 85,000 books to children in need across the country through #Giveabook since its inception in 2014. This year, we’re donating an additional 50,000 books to children nationwide through First Book. Click here to claim 5 of these 50,000 books for your local students and teachers today.
2. Help Young Readers Get Ahead with Read AheadRead Ahead ignites a love of reading in young students in New York City through mentoring, improving their confidence as well as their odds for success in school and life. Help nourish a passion for reading early in life by making a one-time or recurring contribution through their Page Turners program.
3. Share a Bedtime Story with WorldreaderReading to kids throughout their childhoods has a lasting and powerful impact on their future. This holiday season, join Worldreader, the innovative nonprofit that uses technology to bring digital books to every child and their family, to help give the gift of a bedtime story to kids around the globe. Watch how Penguin Random House Author Ambassador Tad Hills is spreading the joy of books and reading around the world. Make a donation of any size and your contribution will go towards making a collection of ebooks free, so that families around the world can read to their children.
4. Buy One, Give One with Penguin Random House and ZulilyThis year, get your holiday shopping done on zulily and help children in need across the country. Beginning on #CyberMonday on November 28 and throughout the holiday season Penguin Random House will donate one book for every Penguin Random House book sold on zulily. Look for the special Buy One, Give One badge for qualifying items and give the gift of reading to kids in need across the country.
5. Give a Gift of Joy with Save the ChildrenBrowse Save the Children’s Gifts of Joy Catalog to find your perfect #GivingTuesday gift. Choose to educate a girl for just $75 and you’ll give the gift of books, resources, and access to an education. For less than 20 cents a day, you can change a girl’s life forever.
6. Help to Defend Freedom of Expression with PEN AmericaPEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the US and worldwide. Support PEN America and their efforts to champion the freedom to write and to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. Join Penguin Random House in supporting PEN America and become a member today.
7. Support the Literary Community with Poets and WritersPoets and Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. By subscribing to the Poets and Writers magazine and becoming a member at any level, you can help the non-profit with their mission to foster the professional development of poets and writers, promote communication throughout the literary community, and help create an environment in which the widest possible public can appreciate literature.
8. Support UJA and Help People in need.Contribute to the UJA Federation of New York today and your support will have a global effect. Each year, UJA’s work touches 4.5 million people in more than 70 countries through a network of more than 100 charitable organizations. Donate today and visit their new volunteer website, www.timeforgood.org, to find meaningful volunteer projects around New York City in the five boroughs, Westchester and LI.
9. Put Girls First and Donate to the Malala FundJoin Malala Yousafzai’s #YesAllGirls movement and make a donation to support education programs for girls around the world. In her words, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Help make it happen.
10. Support Jumpstart and Make a DifferenceBecause every child deserves a jump start, donate now and your gift will support Jumpstart’s early education program, providing children who are at risk of failing school with the support they need to be successful in preschool and ready for life. Celebrate #GivingTuesday by sharing this story on social media.
Announcements: 28 November 2016
Buy One, Give One with Penguin Random House and Zulily to Help Make Bedtimes Better for Kids NationwideWe all know that a good night’s sleep is critical to the health and wellbeing of a child, but sometimes it’s what happens before sleep during the bedtime routine that helps create good habits that last a lifetime. Here at Penguin Random House, we believe that no good bedtime is complete without a good story, so we’ve partnered with online retailer zulily to help put books in the hands of kids as part of the company’s “making bedtimes better” campaign. expand
Announcements: 28 November 2016We are thrilled to announce the launch of this year’s #GiveaBook Giving Tuesday campaign with a new framework that gives readers across the country the power to give back and donate Penguin Random House books to students and educators in their local communities. We have donated more than 85,000 books to expand
Announcements: 22 November 2016“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” —Oliver Sacks expand
Announcements: 22 November 2016Penguin Random House partnered with Worldreader to launch an Author Ambassador program that took Schwartz & Wade author Tad Hills to Africa to visit schools in Ghana and Kenya this past May. With his books and hundreds of other children’s titles donated by Penguin Random House, Worldreader's largest publishing partner, Tad read, taught and interacted with students in Worldreader’s e-reader program. Our e-book donation crossed all genres, reading levels and age groups, enabling expand
Announcements: 21 November 2016This week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is Carrie Fisher’s THE PRINCESS DIARIST, published by Blue Rider Press on Tuesday (11/22). David Rosenthal, President & Publisher of Blue Rider Press, edited the book, and says, “If it weren’t for her fame in the Star Wars movies, Carrie Fisher might be best known as a writer. With novels like Postcards from the Edge and The expand
Announcements: 21 November 2016The Penguin Random House Foundation’s 2016 Teacher Awards for Literacy winners received special grants as part of the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention during it opening session on November 17 in Atlanta, GA. The event was attended by more than 1,500 educators from around the country. The first recipient of the newly created $10,000 expand
- Kristen Nevins –$10,000 Grant Recipient, Third Grade Teacher, Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School, Roselle, NJ
- Gillian Schneider – $10,000 Maya Angelou Grant Recipient, English Teacher, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL
- Amy Rasmussen – $5,000 Grant Recipient, English Teacher, Lewisville High School, Lewisville, TX
- Joyce Victor – $2,500 Grant Recipient, Teacher Tutor, Owens Primary School, Bakersfield, CA
Announcements: 21 November 2016On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves everywhere. expand
Announcements: 17 November 2016Three picture books published by our Penguin Random House imprints are among The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016. Every year since 1952, The New York Times Book Review has convened an independent panel of judges to select the Times’ Best Illustrated Children’s Books. Judged purely on artistic merit, it’s the only annual award of its kind. expand
Announcements: 17 November 2016Let’s talk… This week sees the Knopf publication of ABSOLUTELY ON MUSIC: CONVERSATIONS. The book is the transcription of two years of conversations about music and writing between the revered author Haruki Murakami and his close friend Seiji Ozawa, former conductor of expand
Announcements: 17 November 2016Our authors’ and our treasured long-standing good fortune with the annual National Book Awards continued Wednesday night in downtown Manhattan, as Colson Whitehead’s THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD won the 2016 prize for Fiction. This is the fourth consecutive year a Penguin Random House title has been honored in this category. expand
Announcements: 17 November 2016At its annual National Book Awards ceremony dinner Wednesday night in downtown Manhattan, the National Book Foundation bestowed this year’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters upon Robert A. Caro. The Knopf/Vintage author of The Years of Lyndon Johnson biographies and THE POWER BROKER previously has been honored expand
Announcements: 16 November 2016Finalists for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced and feature 62 books published by Penguin Random House imprints across such categories as Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Horror, Humor, Nonfiction, Memoir & Autography, History & Biography, Science & Technology, Food & expand
Announcements: 16 November 2016
Crown Archetype Acquires Tom Verducci’s THE CUBS WAY, Chronicling the Chicago Cubs’ Epic Journey to Become 2016 World Series ChampionsCrown Archetype has acquired a new book, THE CUBS WAY: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse, by Tom Verducci, a two-time winner of the National Sportswriter of the Year Award. Scheduled for publication on March 28, 2017, this book will tell the inspiring story of the Chicago Cubs’ transformation from perennial expand
Announcements: 15 November 2016
NEW YORK, NY (November 15, 2016) -- Philip Hoffman, former Chief Corporate Finance and Strategic Development Officer at Pearson PLC, has been named Chairman of Penguin Random House, effective January 1, 2017, it was announced today by the company’s Board of Directors. He succeeds John Makinson, who will have served as the company’s Chairman for nearly three-and-a-half years when he retires from the position on December 31, 2016 at the conclusion of a 15-year career with Penguin and Penguin Random House. expand
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Announcements: 15 November 2016This week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is Trevor Noah’s BORN A CRIME: Stories from a South African Childhood, published by Spiegel & Grau. Trevor’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. He was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. expand
Announcements: 14 November 2016The Penguin Random House digital video team is helping to spread the latest viral video meme, #MannequinChallenge. A group of colleagues posed frozen in place reading books in the 2nd floor club room at 1745 Broadway last Friday, as one camera-person roamed and filmed, capturing the scene. The footage has been posted on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. Watch our #MannequinChallenge video here: expand
Announcements: 14 November 2016On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves everywhere. expand
Announcements: 9 November 2016Regardless of one’s personal opinion about the outcome of a Presidential election that deeply divided voters, we all are united in our hope that we soon might come together as a nation. As we all recover from extreme campaign fatigue, here are some recommended titles to help us move forward: expand
Announcements: 8 November 2016Madeleine Thien has won the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s preeminent annual award for literary fiction, for her novel DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada and edited by Lynn Henry. The Giller Prize jury offered this high praise: “DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING by expand
Announcements: 8 November 2016Joe Buck, the announcer of this century’s most-watched, historic, Chicago Cubs–winning Major League Baseball World Series reveals why he is one LUCKY BASTARD, his new memoir and this week’s Igloo Book Buzz title. Dutton Executive Editor Jill Schwartzman, who edited the book, says, “I’ve been a sports fan all my life, but in the year and half I’ve been working expand
Announcements: 7 November 2016On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves everywhere. expand
Announcements: 7 November 2016NIGHT SCHOOL, the new book from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Lee Child, is being published on Monday (11/7) by Delacorte Press. From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, this novel moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Jack Reacher maneuvers inside the game and expand
Announcements: 2 November 2016November is Native American Heritage Month and current events are shining a light on this nation’s sad history of Native-American relations. Many, including famous actors and activists, have taken up the cause of the Native people in protests over the North Dakota pipeline. Disparaging stereotypes have plagued tribal members for decades. In contrast, Native expand
Announcements: 2 November 2016Julie Bennett, Vice President, Editorial Director, Ten Speed Press, and author Kate Schatz take us inside the pages of RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE, which tells fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits by illustrator expand
Announcements: 31 October 2016Tricia Boczkowski, Vice President, Editorial Director, Crown Archetype, answers three questions about her work on WALK THROUGH WALLS by Marina Abramović, on sale now from Crown Archetype. Marina’s story, by turns moving, epic, and dryly funny, informs an incomparable artistic career that involves pushing her body past the limits of fear, pain, expand
Announcements: 31 October 2016On Sale This Week previews a selection of Penguin Random House fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers books being published each week. The choices are a mix of titles by both bestselling and emerging authors. We hope this serves as a useful reference for hot new reads hitting shelves everywhere. expand