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Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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AFROPUNK Rock ‘n’ Read Book Club Presents Karla Cornejo Villavicencio with One World’s Nicole Counts via Instagram Live (7/8)

Penguin Random House’s partnership with AFROPUNK includes a 10-week Rock ‘n’ Read Book Club Instagram Live interview series hosted by AFROPUNK, exploring topics around storytelling, identity and the creative process with Penguin Random House authors. Karla Cornejo-Villavicencio, author of THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS (One World) will be in conversation with Nicole Counts, Senior Editor, One World, via Instagram Live on Wednesday, July 8 at 5:00pm (ET). The Bookstore partner for this event is The Lit. Bar.

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J. Courtney Sullivan and Connie Shultz to Discuss Their New Books via Zoom (7/8)

J. Courtney Sullivan, author of FRIENDS AND STRANGERS (Knopf), will be in conversation with Connie Shultz, author of THE DAUGHTERS OF ERIETOWN (Random House) at a virtual event hosted by Politics & Prose Bookstore (Washington, DC) virtual event via Zoom on Wednesday, July 8, at 6:00pm (ET).

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Spill THE DAMNED Tea Event with Renee Ahdieh and Roshani Chokshi via Crowdcast (7/8)

Renée Ahdieh will discuss her latest book, THE DAMNED (Putnam Books for Young Readers) with Roshani Chokshi at the “Spill THE DAMNED Tea virtual event in partnership with Books & Books (Miami, FL) via Crowdcast on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 pm (ET).

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Nancy Thayer to Present a Solo Talk about GIRLS OF SUMMER via Zoom (7/8)

Nancy Thayer, most recently the author of GIRLS OF SUMMER (Ballantine), will discuss her new novel at a virtual solo talk hosted by Nevins Library via Zoom on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30pm (ET).

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Lara Prescott to Discuss THE SECRETS WE KEPT via Zoom (7/8)

Lara Prescott, author of THE SECRETS WE KEPT, just out in paperback from Vintage, will be featured in a virtual author event hosted by the Atlanta History Center via Zoom on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Inside the House with Ballantine’s Sara Weiss on “Authors with Fresh Voices” via Instagram (7/8)

Random House Virtual Events presents “Inside the House” with Ballantine Executive Editor Sara Weiss on “Authors with Fresh Voices,” including Linda Holmes (EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER), R. Eric Thomas (HERE FOR IT), and Kyle McCarthy (EVERYONE KNOWS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU) via Instagram on Wednesday, June 8 at 12:30pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Camilla Läckberg Tells a Story of Female Desire, Devotion, and Fury

Looking for a great summer read to escape into? Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection, Camilla Läckberg’s THE GOLDEN CAGE (Knopf), is an exhilarating, sexy, over-the-top psychological thriller that tells the story of the scorned wife of a billionaire and her delicious plot to get her revenge and bring him to his knees.

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Gothic Pajama Party to Celebrate Renée Ahdieh’s THE DAMNED with Sabaa Tahir via Crowdcast (7/7)

Putnam Books for Young Readers is celebrating the release of Renée Ahdieh's latest book, THE DAMNED, with a Gothic Pajama Party. Renée will be in conversation with fellow Penguin Young Readers author Sabaa Tahir in partnership with Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA via Crowdcast on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Abbi Waxman to Talk About Her New Novel via Zoom (7/7)

Abbi Waxman, author of I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER (Berkley), will be featured at a free Boswell Books (Milwaukee, WI) virtual event, co-hosted by Lynden Sculpture Garden, via Zoom on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Join a Virtual Launch Party for Elizabeth Lim’s UNRAVEL THE DUSK via Instagram (7/7)

Knopf Books for Young Readers author Elizabeth Lim is celebrating the publication of her new book, UNRAVEL THE DUSK, with a virtual Launch Party hosted by Books of Wonder via Instagram on Tuesday, July 7 at 4:00 pm (ET). To register, click here.

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Hank Green to Launch A BEAUTIFULLY FOOLISH ENDEAVOR with John Green via YouTube (7/7)

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Hank Green for the virtual launch of his new novel, A BEAUTIFULLY FOOLISH ENDEAVOR (Dutton), with his brother, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green, on their popular Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm (ET). To register for this free YouTube event, click here. A BEAUTIFULLY FOOLISH ENDEAVOR is the bold and brilliant follow-up to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. The novel is a fast-paced adventure that is also a biting social commentary, asking hard, urgent questions about the way we live, our freedoms, our future, and how we handle the unknown. Hank Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He is also the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him “one of America’s most popular science teachers.” Complexly’s videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Hank and his brother, John, are also raising money to dramatically and systematically improve maternal health care in Sierra Leone, where, if trends continue, one in seventeen women will die in childbirth. John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), The Fault in Our Stars, and Turtles All the Way Down. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. !! As a reminder, if you are posting to a personal or other non-PRH account you must include the hashtag #TeamPRH !!

Megha Majumdar to Discuss Her Topical Bestseller via Zoom (7/7)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf), a topical New York Times bestseller, will be featured at a special Harvard Club of San Francisco virtual author talk, followed by an audience Q&A, via Zoom on Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 pm (ET).

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Live Talks Los Angeles Presents Colson Whitehead with Mary Karr via Facebook Live and You Tube (7/7)

Colson Whitehead will be in conversation with Mary Karr discussing the writing life and Whitehead’s most recent New York Times bestselling book, THE NICKEL BOYS (now available as an Anchor paperback) at a Live Talks Los Angeles virtual event via Facebook Live and You Tube on Tuesday, July 7 at 9:00 pm (ET). To register, click here.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Chris Bohjalian In Conversation with Jennifer Epstein about Research and Writing via WebEx (7/2)

Chris Bohjalian, most recently the author of THE RED LOTUS (Doubleday), will be in conversation with Jennifer Epstein about research and writing, at a virtual event hosted by the Queens Library via WebEx on Thursday, July 2 at 4:00pm (ET).

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Coates, Luiselli, Tolentino and Whitehead Part of All-Star Revue via Zoom (7/2)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nathan Englander, Lev Grossman, Jonathan Lethem, Valeria Luiselli, Jia Tolentino, and Colson Whitehead will be among the authors featured in the All-Star Revue for the Greenlight Bookstore Virtual Reopening Party via Zoom on Thursday, July 2 at 7:30 pm (ET).

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There's a Book for That: Fourth of July!

Are you looking forward to the long holiday weekend? The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. On July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed marking America’s independence from British rule. While we may miss public celebrations and firework displays this year, settling in with a good book about our nation’s history is a fine way to honor the occasion:

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HBO to Turn Brit Bennett’s #1 NYT Bestseller THE VANISHING HALF Into a Limited Series

HBO was the winner of a fierce bidding battle for rights to Brit Bennett ‘s #1 New York Times bestselling novel, THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead), DEADLINE reported. Bennett is slated to be executive producer of what HBO is calling a limited series.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER to Release Special Editions of Classic Picture Books, Launch E-Hotline

READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER (#ReadTogetherBeTogether), a nationwide initiative that celebrates the importance and power of reading with young children created by Penguin Random House in partnership with Meredith Corporation’s PARENTS, will introduce its second phase of programming, following the virtual read-alouds that took place over six weeks during the coronavirus pandemic. On June 30, 2020, Penguin Random House will release low-priced hardcover editions of six classic children’s books, featuring exclusive reading tips from PARENTS. In support of the campaign, Penguin Random House will host a weeklong Read Together, Be Together e-hotline this July, offering consumers personalized book recommendations from PRH children’s book editors.

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Lara Prescott to Discuss THE SECRETS WE KEPT via Zoom (7/1)

Lara Prescott, author of THE SECRETS WE KEPT, just out in paperback from Vintage, will be featured in a virtual author event hosted by Magic City Books via Zoom on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Two Writers Talking Fiction: Kevin Kwan and J. Courtney Sullivan via Zoom (7/1)

Kevin Kwan, whose latest book is SEX AND VANITY (Doubleday), and J. Courtney Sullivan, most recently author of FRIENDS AND STRANGERS (Knopf), will be in conversation about themes of family, relationships and society in fiction, at this Two Writers Talking Fiction virtual event via Zoom on Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Virtual Author Talk and Q&A with Colson Whitehead via Crowdcast (7/1)

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, in partnership with The Garde Arts Center, present a virtual author talk and Q&A with Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Colson Whitehead for the Anchor paperback release of his New York Times bestselling book, THE NICKEL BOYS via Crowdcast on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00 pm (ET). John F. McKnight Jr., Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion at Connecticut College will introduce Colson, and moderate the Q&A portion of the event.

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Chat Virtually with Lora Beth Johnson about Her First Book via Instagram Live (7/1)

Lora Beth Johnson, author of GODDESS IN THE MACHINE (Razorbill), will be featured in a virtual chat hosted by Square Books Jr. via Instagram Live on Wednesday, July 1 at 6:00 pm (ET).

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Steven Rowley to Talk about His Novel that Features Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis via Zoom (7/1)

Steven Rowley, author of THE EDITOR (just out in paperback from Putnam), be featured at an East End Books Ptown virtual event via Zoom on Wednesday, July 1 at 5:00 pm (ET).

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AFROPUNK Rock ‘n’ Read Book Club Presents Patrice Caldwell with PYR’s Stacey Barney via Instagram Live (7/1)

Penguin Random House’s partnership with AFROPUNK includes a 10-week Rock ‘n’ Read Book Club Instagram Live interview series hosted by AFROPUNK, exploring topics around storytelling, identity and the creative process with Penguin Random House authors. Patrice Caldwell (@whimsicalaquarian) will share stories from her book, A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN (Viking Books for Young Readers), in conversation with Stacey Barney, Executive Editor, Putnam Books for Young Readers, via Instagram Live on Wednesday, July 1, at 5:00 pm (ET). The Bookstore partner for this event is Uncle Bobbie’s (@unclebobbies).

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Our Author Janice Kaplan Launches “The Gratitude Diaries” Podcast

Dutton author Janice Kaplan has launched a new podcast called The Gratitude Diaries. A daily show that will release new episodes Monday through Friday, The Gratitude Diaries relies on personal experience and extensive research to explore how gratitude can transform everything from your marriage to your career success. Kaplan spoke to neurologists, psychologists, doctors and Noble Prize winners, and she draws on her book of the same name as well as newer research to share science-based findings about gratitude in the podcast.

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PRH's Out of Print Company Launches Face Mask Line Together with ABA

Biggest New-Product Launch in Out Of Print History Facial masks this spring and summer are making profound health, political, entrepreneurial, fashion, and now literary statements—the last thanks to a just-debuting line of face coverings presented, together with the American Booksellers Association (ABA), by Out of Print (OOP), the Manhattan-based Penguin Random House company that is the leading creator of licensed book-centric apparel and accessory items celebrating the lifestyle of literature and reading. Made of polyester and cotton, the masks are on sale from outofprint.com, and, the week of July 6, at bookstores nationwide, for $12 each.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Friday Reads: Twins

We’ve noticed a popular theme in this summer’s novels… twins. As in Brit Bennett’s current New York Times bestseller The Vanishing Half, how the lives of twin siblings are similar or different is perpetually fascinating to readers. From family sagas to social satire, some eerie and others profound, the following fiction featuring twins spans the globe and comes highly recommended:

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Megha Majumdar In Conversation with Madeline Miller and Kathryn Budig via Crowdcast (6/30)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf), will be in conversation with Madeline Miller and Kathryn Budig followed by an audience Q&A at a virtual event hosted by Midtown Scholar Bookstore via Crowdcast on Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Join the RHBC Happy Hour to Discuss CONJURE WOMEN with Afia Atakora via Zoom (6/30)

The Random House Book Club will discuss its June Spotlight pick – Afia Atakora’s CONJURE WOMEN (Random House) – via a Zoom Happy Hour, with a special guest appearance by the author, on Tuesday, June 30 at 7:30 pm (ET). To register, click here.

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At Home with Literari Presents Sophie Mackintosh in Conversation with Maris Kreizman via Zoom (6/30)

At Home with Literari features Sophie Mackintosh, author of BLUE TICKET (Doubleday), in conversation with Maris Kreizman, host of The Maris Review, a literary podcast from LitHub, via Zoom on Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Lora Beth Johnson to Launch GODDESS IN THE MACHINE via Zoom (6/30)

Lora Beth Johnson, author of GODDESS IN THE MACHINE (Razorbill), will be in conversation with Beth Revis and Emily Suvada at a virtual launch party hosted by Main Street Books via Zoom on Tueaday, June 30 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Penguin Random House’s Ninth Annual 2-Day Transit Program Launching July 1

Happy Independents Day Penguin Random House’s Ninth Annual 2-Day Transit Program Launching July 1, 2020 New Reno Center Joining in Mid-August To support booksellers nationwide, who are working under extraordinary circumstances, Penguin Random House will accelerate to summer the start of its annual 2-Day Transit Program this year. The initiative is designed to help accounts manage the complex process of providing books to readers while navigating various marketplace challenges, including COVID guidelines, new consumer buying patterns, and store re-openings.

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Colin Woodard to Talk about His New Book with NPR’s Tom Gjelten via Zoom (6/28)

Colin Woodard, author of UNION: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood (Viking), will be in conversation with NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten on in a Politics & Prose Live virtual event via Zoom on Sunday, June 28, at 1:00pm (ET).

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Brit Bennett to Read From and Discuss Her New Novel via Instagram (6/27)

Brit Bennett, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel, THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead), will featured in a virtual Spine & Vine reading and Q&A, via Instagram on Saturday, June 27 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Wes Moore to Discuss FIVE DAYS with Michele Norris via Zoom (6/26)

Wes Moore, author of the upcoming book, FIVE DAYS: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City (One World), will be in conversation with journalist Michele Norris at a virtual event hosted by Politics & Prose via Zoom on Friday, June 26 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Stephanie Scott to Discuss WHAT’S LEFT OF ME IS YOURS with Jamie Ford via Zoom (6/27)

Stephanie Scott, author WHAT’S LEFT OF ME IS YOURS (Doubleday), will be in conversation with fellow Penguin Random House author Jamie Ford via at a Third Place Books virtual event via Zoom on Saturday, June 27 at 4:00pm (ET).

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Amazon Celebrates Dutton’s THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE

Amazon Announces 2020’s Best Books of the Year So Far Amazon Books editorial team names Abi Daré’s debut novel, THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE, as the best book of the year to date .The wide-ranging and diverse list spans genres, interests, and geographies to help customers discover their next great read.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Discuss the One World Ideas x Action Book Club Pick via Zoom (6/25)

One World’s mission has always been to find books for readers who want to rethink the past, understand the present, and imagine new futures. One World Ideas x Action Book Club asks readers to reflect on how we can transform the spirit and ideals of these texts into actionable change in the real world. The first book club event will feature a virtual discussion between Elizabeth Méndez Berry, One World vice president and executive editor; Marisa Franco, Mijente co-founder and director; and Sofia Campos, who is Mijente’s director of recruitment and also a veteran of the immigrant youth movement. Together they will talk about why Karla Cornejo Villavicencio’s THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS is a crucial book for our current moment, via Zoom on Thursday, June 25 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Ottessa Moshfegh to Discuss Her New Novel with Ariel Levy via Crowdcast (6/25)

Ottessa Moshfegh, author of DEATH IN HER HANDS (Penguin Press), will be in conversation with fellow Penguin Random House author Ariel Levy at a virtual event presented by Murmrr and Community Bookstore via Crowdcast on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30pm (ET).

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The Strand Presents a Virtual Event with Megha Majumdar via Zoom (6/25)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf), will in a virtual conversation with Maris Kreizman, followed by an audience Q&A, at a Strand Bookstore virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, June 25 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Chanel Cleeton will Talk about THE LAST TRAIN TO KEY WEST via Zoom (6/25)

Chanel Cleeton, author of THE LAST TRAIN TO KEY WEST (Berkley), will talk about her new novel at a virtual event hosted by East City Bookshop via Zoom on Thursday, June 25 at 7:00pm (ET).

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PRH’s BOOKS CONNECT US Podcast is “New & Noteworthy"on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Downloads Triple

PRH's BOOKS CONNECT US podcast has been featured as "New & Noteworthy" on Apple Podcasts/iTunes since June 1. This has helped drive a wave of new listeners and subscribers to the podcast (total downloads for the 21 days since New & Noteworthy are over 3 times the total downloads for the 21 days directly before that), in the process connecting new readers to our authors.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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PRH Partners with NYPL and Author Kazuo Ishiguro

Penguin Random House is proud to continue our Social Responsibility partnership with the New York Public Library to triple amounts donated to the organization from Tuesday, June 23 to Wednesday, June 24. This program is part of PRH’s ongoing commitment to support a culture of reading and build the widest audiences for our authors. Our partnership with NYPL will ensure that New Yorkers can utilize the vital services provided by their libraries free of charge, including access to books, computers, early literacy workshops, and job training classes. While the New York Public Library’s doors may be shut in the short term, their librarians are working hard to ensure that New Yorkers continue to have free access to e-books and many other online resources. To learn more about how to access the library’s digital resources click here.

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Penguin Presents Emily Henry and Laura Hankin via Instagram Live (6/24)

Penguin Presents Emily Henry, author of BEACH READ (Berkley) and Laura Hankin, author of HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT (Berkley), in a virtual conversation via PenguinUSA’s Instagram on Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Roddy Doyle Talks about His New Novel LOVE with Liz Moore via Crowdcast (6/24)

Roddy Doyle, author of the newly published LOVE (Viking), will be in conversation with author Liz Moore at a Free Library of Philadelphia virtual event via Crowdcast on Wednesday, June 24 at 5:00pm (ET).

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AFROPUNK Rock ‘n’ Read Book Club Presents Brit Bennett with One World's Nicole Counts via Instagram Live (6/24)

Penguin Random House’s partnership with AFROPUNK includes a 10-week Rock ‘n’ Read Book Club Instagram Live interview series hosted by AFROPUNK, exploring topics around storytelling, identity and the creative process with Penguin Random House authors. Brit Bennett, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel, THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead), will be in conversation with Nicole Counts, One World Senior Editor and Publishing Manager, via Instagram Live on Wednesday, June 24, at 5:00pm (ET). The Bookstore partner for this event is Mahogany Books.

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Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to Read and Discuss GRANDMA’S GARDENS via Crowdcast (6/24)

From mother-daughter team Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton comes GRANDMA’S GARDENS (Philomel), a celebration of family, tradition and discovery, and an ode to mothers, grandmothers and the children they love. An Unlikely Story hosts this virtual event featuring Hillary and Chelsea, who will read from their book and be in conversation with author Jeff Kinney via Crowdcast on Wednesday, June 24 at 4:00pm (ET).

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Inside the House with Megan Tripp and Jesse of @bowtiesandbooks via Instagram (6/24)

Get an inside look at all things publishing with Inside the House, a new series guided by Random House employees. Join Random House social media associate Megan Tripp (who also runs the Bookstagram account @BooksnBlazers) and Jesse of @BowtiesandBooks via Instagram on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:30pm (ET), as they discuss the power of LGBTQIA+ and Own Voices bookstagram communities, their favorite queer reads, and how to start your own bookstagram. Happy Pride!

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Big Ideas Night: Blair Imani and Jamia Wilson Discuss Black Activism with Glory Edim via Zoom (6/24)

Join Random House for Big Ideas Night: Black Activism, as Blair Imani, author of MAKING OUR WAY HOME: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream (Ten Speed Press) and Jamia Wilson, co-author of ROAD MAP FOR REVOLUTIONARIES: Resistance, Activism and Advocacy for All (Ten Speed Press) will be in conversation with moderator Glory Edim, author of WELL-READ BLACK GIRL: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (Ballantine), via Zoom on Wednesday, June 24 at 8:00pm (ET).

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PRH, Brightly and Zulily Partner to Support Save the Children’s Summer Reading Campaign

Penguin Random House and Brightly have once again joined with our longstanding partner Save the Children to support its second annual reading campaign – Read a Story, Change Their Story. The 100 Days of Reading campaign aims to combat the summer slide – which will be further exacerbated due to the unprecedented school closures due to COVID-19 – and the content Brightly has provided, including reading lists and educational activities, will greatly support kids and families in need.

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Brightly Launches New Navigation Featuring Ages & Stages

Brightly, our website dedicated to helping parents, caregivers, and educators find books and reading tips for every age and stage of a child’s life, recently launched a new top navigation to enhance discovery and provide a better path for users to find articles and recommendations.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Megha Majumdar In Convesation about Her Debut Novel with Bookseller Cody Morrison via Instagram Live (6/23)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf), will in conversation with bookseller Cody Morrison at a Square Books Event via Instagram Live on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00pm (ET).

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Jane L. Rosen Engages in Book Talk with Adriana Trigiani via Facebook Live (6/23)

Jane L. Rosen, author of ELIZA STARTS A RUMOR (Berkley Hardcover), will engage in Book Talk with Adriana Trigiani via Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 PM (ET)

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Nancy Thayer to Discuss Her Novel GIRLS OF SUMMER via Zoom (6/23)

Nancy Thayer, most recently the author of GIRLS OF SUMMER (Ballantine), will discuss her new novel at a virtual event hosted by Titcomb's Bookshop via Zoom on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Maggie Doherty In Conversation with Honor Moore about THE EQUIVALENTS via Crowdcast (6/23)

Maggie Doherty, author of THE EQUIVALENTS: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s (Knopf), will be on conversation with writer Honor Moore at a virtual event hosted by Oblong Books via Crowdcast on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Maria Konnikova to Discuss THE BIGGEST BLUFF with David Epstein via Zoom (6/23)

Maria Konnikova, author of THE BIGGEST BLUFF: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win (Penguin Press), discusses her new book with David Epstein via Zoom on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Stephanie Scott Discusses Her Debut Novel with Karen White at a Virtual Happy Hour via Zoom (6/23)

Stephanie Scott, author WHAT'S LEFT OF ME IS YOURS (Doubleday), and New York Times bestselling author Karen White, are featured a virtual Happy Hour hosted by FoxTale Book Shoppe via Zoom on Tuesday, June 23 at 5:00pm (ET).

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Today: Jacqueline Woodson Joins Carla Hayden and Jason Reynolds for “Race in America” Virtual Event

To commemorate Juneteenth, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will host a virtual chat with Jacqueline Woodson, Penguin Random House author and former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and Jason Reynolds, current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, about ways to hear and support kids during a period of nationwide protest against injustice.

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Friday Reads: Juneteenth

Today we commemorate Juneteenth, which celebrates the date, June 19th, 1865, when slavery ended in the United States. The following fiction and nonfiction for kids and adults honors that history and addresses the ongoing work towards freedom and equality still necessary more than 150 years later:

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Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Ibram X. Kendi’s ANTIRACIST BABY Board Book to be Released as a Picture Book by PYR on July 14

Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, will publish a picture book edition of ANTIRACIST BABY, written by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi with illustrations by Ashley Lukashevsky. The board book original of the same name went on sale Tuesday, June 16, to unprecedented demand that placed it on consumer bestseller lists in the weeks before publication. The picture book edition of ANTIRACIST BABY will have a first print run of 200,000 copies, and hits bookstores nationwide on July 14, 2020.

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How PRH Is Celebrating Pride with Our Readers

Although Pride might look a little different this year, that has not stopped everyone at PRH from putting together a tremendous lineup of virtual events, content, and resources for readers, with an emphasis on supporting Black communities. The first Pride was an uprising against police brutality led by Black trans women and queer people of color, and it is with that in mind that we are moving forward with our Pride activations.

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PRH and WNDB Announce the 2020 Creative Writing Award Winners

Penguin Random House and We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a national grassroots organization that advocates for diversity in children’s literature, are thrilled to announce the 2020 Creative Writing Awards winners. More than 900 students entered the competition, which was open to graduating seniors from public high schools nationwide. Each first-place recipient of the Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards will receive a $10,000 college scholarship.

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Ibram X Kendi is the Special Guest at Busboys and Poets’ Virtual Dinner Party via Zoom (6/19)

Ibram X Kendi, author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST (One World) and ANTIRACIST BABY (Kokila), will be the Special Guest at Busboys and Poets’ Virtual Dinner Party, hosted by CEO and Founder, Andy Shallal, via Zoom on Friday, June 19 at 6:00pm (ET).

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Kim Harrison to Discuss Her Latest Urban Fantasy Novel via Facebook Live (6/19)

Kim Harrison, author AMERICAN DEMON (Ace), will be discussing her latest urban fantasy novel during a virtual event hosted by Murder By The Book via Facebook Live on Friday, June 19 at 6:00pm (ET).

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Raphael Bob-Waksberg to Talk About His Story Collection via Zoom (6/20)

Raphael Bob-Waksberg, author of SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE YOU IN ALL YOUR DAMAGED GLORY (Vintage), will enage in a virtual conversation with Kevin Hunsanger, owner/operator of San Francisco’s Green Apple Books, via Zoom on Saturday, June 20 at 10:00pm (ET).

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Celebrate the Solstice with GREEN RIDER Author Kristen Britain via Facebook Live (6/20)

Celebrate the Solstice with Kristen Britain, New York Times bestselling author of GREEN RIDER (DAW), who will be on a panel discussion with cover artist Donato Giancola via Facebook Live on Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm (ET).

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James McBride’s DEACON KING KONG is Oprah’s Book Club Summer Selection

DEACON KING KONG, the latest New York Times bestselling novel from critically acclaimed Riverhead author James McBride, was chosen as Oprah’s Book Club summer selection. Oprah made the announcement Tuesday on CBS This Morning, saying, “In a moment when our country roils with righteous anger and grief Deacon King Kong reminds us that when we come together as a community in compassion and empathy love triumphs.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Tonight: Discuss Penguin Worlds’ New Virtual Book Club Pick, Hank Green’s AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING

Penguin Worlds is thrilled to announce its next virtual book club pick: AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING (Dutton) by #1 New York Times bestselling author Hank Green. In anticipation of his upcoming follow-up novel A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor, on-sale from Dutton on July 7, Hank will be discussing his debut with fellow New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente via Zoom tonight at 8:00pm (ET).

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There's a Book for That: National Oceans Month

Now and then, when I grow nostalgic about my ocean childhood - the wauling of gulls and the smell of salt, somebody solicitous will bundle me into a car and drive me to the nearest briny horizon. - Sylvia Plath

June is National Oceans Month, proclaimed such in 2016 by President Barack Obama: “This month, let us continue the work of ensuring the well-being of these grand bodies of water and the communities that depend on them. As we celebrate the immense beauty and power of our oceans, we are reminded of our shared responsibility to protect them -- now and for generations to come.” In the midst of all we are contending with at this time, let us remember how integral the health of our oceans is to our own. To help us all be great stewards of the sea, we invite you to dip into the following titles for readers of all ages:

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Robert M. Gates in Conversation with Dallas World Affairs Council CEO Jim Falk via Zoom (6/18)

Robert M. Gates, author of EXERCISE OF POWER, (Knopf), will be in conversation with Jim Falk, CEO of the Dallas World Affairs Council, via Zoom on Thursday, June 18 at 5:00pm (ET).

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Join Chanel Cleeton for a Discussion of THE LAST TRAIN TO KEY WEST via Crowdcast (6/18)

Chanel Cleeton, author of THE LAST TRAIN TO KEY WEST (Berkley), will talk about her new novel in a virtual discussion, moderated by Renee Rosen, hosted by Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair, via Crowdcast on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Abbi Waxman to Talk About Her New Novel via Crowdcast (6/18)

Vroman's Live presents Abbi Waxman, author of I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER (Berkley), in a virtual discussion via Crowdcast on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00pm (ET).

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A Virtual Author Talk with Jed Perl about His New CALDER Biography via Zoom (6/18)

The Whitney Museum presents Jed Perl, author of CALDER: The Conquest of Space (Knopf), in a virtual talk about his new biography via Zoom on Thursday, July 18 at 6:00pm (ET).

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One World Ideas x Action with Valarie Kaur and One World’s Chris Jackson (6/18)

Join Valarie Kaur, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, author, innovator, and founder of The Revolutionary Love Project, will be in conversation with One World editor-in-chief Chris Jackson, at a One World Ideas x Action Random House virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, June 18, at 8:00pm (ET). They will explore what it takes to reimagine—and then build—a more just and loving world, and how reimagining institutions and systems in a time of social upheaval can help us orient to this historical moment. Valarie will also read from her book, SEE NO STRANGER: A Memoir and Manifest of Revolutionary Love, and readers can ask questions during the live Q&A.

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Carlisle and Collette In Conversation about Their New Mysteries via Zoom (6/18)

Kate Carlisle, author of THE GRIM READER (Berkley), her latest Bibliophile Mystery, will be in conversation with Abby Collette, author of A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP (Berkley) at a Mystery Lovers Bookshop virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, June 18 at 2:00pm (ET).

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Join Today’s PRH Library Marketing and BPL Librarians Special Book Buzz Event

The Penguin Random House Library Marketing team and the Brooklyn Public Library librarians are teaming up for a special Book Buzz event “Brooklyn BookMatch & Borrow. Read, Repeat. Go Live” today at 1:00pm (ET).

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Penguin Random House and AFROPUNK Launch Rock ‘n’ Read Instagram Live Series

Penguin Random House is excited to announce our continuing partnership with AFROPUNK. Following last year’s success as the sole book publisher sponsor of AFROPUNK’s Brooklyn festival, this year’s partnership includes a 10-week Instagram Live Rock ‘n’ Read interview series hosted by AFROPUNK, exploring topics around storytelling, identity and the creative process with Penguin Random House authors. This initiative is part of a larger partnership agreement made earlier this year, which has since been scaled back and moved online due to COVID-19.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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PRHPS & The Catapult Group Worldwide Sales And Distribution Agreement Commences January 2021

Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) today announced a multi-year sales and distribution agreement with the Catapult Book Group, encompassing Catapult, Counterpoint Press, and Soft Skull Press, a collective of some of the most exciting and distinctive imprints in independent publishing. Beginning January 2021, PRHPS will sell and distribute the three imprints’ entire frontlist and backlist across all sales channels worldwide.

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Ibram X Kendi to Discuss Parenting in Support of Black Lives via YouTube Live (6/17)

Common Sense Media hosts Ibram X Kendi, author of ANTIRACIST BABY (Kokila), and Julie Lythcott-Haims in a conversation moderated by Allison Briscoe-Smith about “Parenting in Support of Black Lives: How to Build a Just Future for Kids (and How Media Can Help)” via YouTube Live on Wednesday, June 17 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Jennifer Ackerman to Present THE BIRD WAY and Birding Slideshow via Zoom (6/17)

Jennifer Ackerman presents her new book THE BIRD WAY (Penguin Press) with an interactive birding slideshow and audience Q&A hosted by Square Books (Oxford, MS) via Zoom on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:00pm (ET).

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Lauren Ho Will Discuss Her Debut Novel via Zoom (6/17)

Lauren Ho, author of LAST TANG STANDING (Putnam), will be discussing her debut novel at a virtual event via hosted by Bel Canto Books via Zoom on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:20pm (ET).

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“Reimagining the American West” with C Pam Zhang via Crowdcast (6/17)

C Pam Zhang, author of HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD (Riverhead), will be in conversation with Rishi Reddi as they explore the lost stories of the American West at a virtual event as part of the Brookline Booksmith/Transnational Literature Series, “Reimagining the American West,” via Crowdcast on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30pm (ET).

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Discuss Penguin Worlds’ New Virtual Book Club Pick, Hank Green’s AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING, via Crowdcast (6/17)

Penguin Worlds is thrilled to announce its next virtual book club pick: AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING (Dutton) by #1 New York Times bestselling author Hank Green. In anticipation of his upcoming follow-up novel A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor, on-sale from Dutton on July 7, Hank will be discussing his debut with fellow New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente via Zoom on Wednesday, June 17 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Meredith Fineman to Talk About BRAG BETTER via Zoom (6/17)

Meredith Fineman, author of BRAG BETTER: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion (Portfolio),will be in conversation with Sarah Hurwitz at a Politics & Prose Live @ Lunch virtual event via Zoom on Wednesday, June 17 at 1:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Robert M. Gates to Discuss EXERCISE OF POWER at Seattle Civics Series Event via Crowdcast (6/16)

Robert M. Gates, author of EXERCISE OF POWER (Knopf), will be featured at a virtual town hall Seattle Civics Series event via Crowdcast on Tuesday, June 16 at 10:30pm (ET).

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Megha Majumdar In Conversation at Reads & Company Virtual Event via Crowdcast (6/16)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf) will in conversation with Jason Hafer at a Reads & Company virtual event via Crowdcast on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Jonathan Karl to Talk About FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW at Commonwealth Club Virtual Event via Zoom (6/16)

The Commonwealth Club presents Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News and author of FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW (Dutton), at a special virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Cozy Writing 101 with Julia Buckley via YouTube (6/16)

Julia Buckley, the author of many “cozy mysteries,” most recently DEATH IN DARK BLUE (Berkley) and the upcoming DEATH OF A WANDERING WOLF (Berkley), is presenting a Cozy Writing 101 workshop via YouTube on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Connie Schultz to Discuss Her Debut Novel at Gramercy Books Virtual Event via Zoom (6/16)

Connie Schultz, author of THE DAUGHTERS OF ERIETOWN (Random House), will be in conversation with WOSU‘s Ann Fisher at a Gramercy Books virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Kendi and Lukashevsky to Launch ANTIRACIST BABY via Crowdcast (6/16)

Politics & Prose hosts Ibram X Kendi and illustrator Ashley Lukashevsky for the launch of their new book, ANTIRACIST BABY (Kokila) at a virtual event via Crowdcast on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00pm (ET).

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New Zadie Smith Essay Collection to be Published by Penguin on July 28

Penguin Press has some exciting news to share from Zadie Smith. Penguin will release a new essay collection from Zadie this summer. INTIMATIONS, which will be published on July 28, is a short, powerful volume of six new essays, all written this year — a series of deeply personal responses to the ever-changing experience of coronavirus, lockdown, and the recent civil unrest in the face of systematic injustice.

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Friday Reads: Cave Canem Poets

It’s a fine Friday for poetry and this week we are highlighting Cave Canem. Founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem “is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.” Its three book prizes have launched the careers of many esteemed poets, including former U.S. Poet Laureates Natasha Trethewey and Tracy K. Smith. Other preeminent poets such as Rita Dove, Elizabeth Alexander, Terrance Hayes, Morgan Parker, Joshua Bennett and Claudia Rankine are among the organization’s faculty, fellows and judges. Here are some awe-inspiring works by Cave Canem poets:

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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LadyGang Celebrating Their New Book with a Lady Bash via Zoom (6/12)

Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek, the hosts of the popular podcast and E! show LadyGang, and authors of ACT LIKE A LADY (Rodale), are celebrating the launch of their new book with a virtual “lady bash” via Zoom on Friday, June 12 at 7:00pm (ET).

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The RHCB Art School Presents Illustrator Matthew Holm via Instagram (6/12)

The Random House Children’s Books Art School is featuring RHCB Illustrator Matthew Holm, who illustrated the upcoming Babymouse: Tales from the Locker series title, CURTAIN CALL (Random House Books for Young Readers), among many other books. Mr. Holm will lead this virtual art workshop via Instagram on Friday, June 12 at 1:00pm (ET).

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Julie E. Czerneda to Read from Her New Web Shifter Novel via AmazingCon.org (6/12)

Julie E. Czerneda, author of MIRAGE (DAW), is participating in AmazingCon, described as “a Different Con for a Different World,” with a virtual reading and Q&A session via AmazingCon.org on Friday, June 12 at 2:00pm (ET).

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Enjoy a RH Happy Hour with John deBary via Instagram (6/12)

Join John deBary, author of DRINK WHAT YOU WANT (Clarkson Potter), as he demonstrates how to remix classic cocktails during a RH Happy Hour presented by Random House Virtual Events via Instagram on Friday, June 12 at 5:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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There's A Book for That: National African-American Music Appreciation Month

June is African American Music Appreciation Month. Created by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, this month celebrates the African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation’s treasured cultural heritage. Visit Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History & Culture’s “Celebrate Black Music” page here to find out more. And check out these rousing and revelatory books by and about musical icons and pioneers:

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Poisoned Pen Presents Kristan Higgins Discussing Her New Novel via Zoom (6/11)

Kristan Higgins, author of ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW (Berkley) will discuss ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW at a virtual event hosted by the Poisoned Pen Bookstore via Zoom on Thursday, June 11 at 5:00pm (ET).

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Nancy Thayer Talks About Her New Nantucket Novel via Zoom (6/11)

Nancy Thayer, most recently the author of GIRLS OF SUMMER (Ballantine), will present a solo talk and answer questions about her new novel at a virtual event hosted by the BookTowne & Brielle Public Library via Zoom on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Live from the NYPL: Barton Gellman to Tell His Side of the Story of Edward Snowden via Zoom (6/11)

Live from the New York Public Library: Barton Gellman, author of DARK MIRROR: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State (Penguin Press), will be in conversation with Emily Bell, Director of Columbia Journalism School’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, via Zoom on Thursday, June 11at 8:00pm (ET).

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LAMBDA Literary Does Pride with Nico Tortorella via Crowdcast (9/11)

Nico Tortorella, author of SPACE BETWEEN (Crown) and ALL OF IT IS YOU (Crown Archetype), joins #LambdaLiteraryDoesPride via Crowdcast on Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Lauren Ho to Discuss Her Debut Novel via Zoom (6/11)

Lauren Ho, author of LAST TANG STANDING (Putnam), will be in conversation with author Mary Pauline Lowry at a virtual event hosted by Belmont Books via Zoom on Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm (ET).

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One World Ideas x Action Presents Wes Moore and One World’s Chris Jackson via Zoom (6/11)

One World Ideas x Action presents Wes Moore, author of the upcoming book, FIVE DAYS: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City (One World), in conversation with One World editor-in-chief Chris Jackson at a Random House virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, June 11 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, and racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Two Writers Talking: Historical Adventures with Candice Millard & Hampton Sides via Zoom (6/10)

Candice Millard, author of such books as HERO OF THE EMPIRE (Doubleday/Anchor), and Hampton Sides, author of such books as ON DESPERATE GROUND (Doubleday/Anchor), are “Two Writers Talking,” engaging in a conversation on the art of bringing history to life on the page via Zoom on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Brian Kilmeade Presents “Heroes and History” via Instagram (6/10)

Join the “Heroes and History” Instagram Live series with Brian Kilmeade, author, most recently, of SAM HOUSTON AND THE ALAMO AVENGERS (Sentinel), and post questions to Kilmeade with the hashtag #HeroesandHistory via Instagram on Wednesday, June 10, from 12:30 to 1:00pm (ET).

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Megha Majumdar and Marie Helene Bartino to Talk Virtually via Zoom (6/10)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf), will have a virtual conversation with author Marie Helene Bartino, followed by an audience Q&A, at a virtual event hosted by Green Apple Books via Zoom on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Kristan Higgins In Conversation with Linda Holmes via Zoom (6/10)

Kristan Higgins, author of ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW (Berkley), will be in conversation with Linda Holmes, author of EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER (Ballantine), in a virtual event hosted by the East City Bookshop via Zoom on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, and racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Sarah Pinsker Wins Nebula Award for Best Novel

Berkley author Sarah Pinsker received the Nebula Award for Best Novel for A SONG FOR A NEW DAY (published by Berkley in September 2019). The award was presented to Pinsker by award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders at the 55th Annual Nebula Award Ceremony via Virtual Reality on Friday, May 30. To see the full list of award winners, click here.

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Atwood, Jacob, Nault and Ware Nominated for Eisner Awards

Comic-Con has announced the nominations for the 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, with Penguin Random House authors earning nominations in six categories. Named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the Eisner Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry.

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Kristan Higgins to Discuss Her New Novel via Zoom (6/9)

Kristan Higgins, author of ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW (Berkley) will be in conversation with author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, in a virtual event hosted by Cary Public Library via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Editor Alice Quinn Talks about Pandemic Poetry with Ron Charles via Zoom (6/9)

Politics & Prose Live presents Alice Quinn, editor of TOGETHER IN A SUDDEN STRANGENESS: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic (Knopf), in discussion with Ron Charles of The Washington Post and special guests, via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz In Conversation with Tahereh Mafi via Crowdcast (6/9)

Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz, co-authors of JO & LAURIE (Putnam Books for Young Readers), will be in virtual conversation with Tahereh Mafi in a Vroman’s Live virtual event via Crowdcast on Tuesday, June 9 at 5:00pm (ET).

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Dominique Crenn to Talk About Her Memoir REBEL CHEF via Instagram (6/9)

Chef Dominique Crenn will discuss her debut memoir, REBEL CHEF (Penguin Press), with fellow chef José Andrés via Instagram on Tuesday, June 9 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Anbara Salam to Discuss Her New Coming-of-Age Novel via Zoom (6/9)

Anbara Salam, author of BELLADONNA (Berkley), will be in conversation with Tina Panik at a virtual event, co-sponsored by the Avon Free Public Library and the Prince Thomas Savoy Italian Club, via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9 at 2:00pm (ET).

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Alexandra Thompson Launches Her New Picture Book with Virtual Storytime via Instagram (6/9)

Join author and illustrator Alexandra Thompson for Virtual Storytime as she launches her new picture book A FAMILY FOR LOUIE (Putnam Books for Young Readers) with a reading and Q&A via Instagram on Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00pm (ET).

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Tonight: Girls Write Now Features Our Author Kiley Reid as an Agent of Change Honoree

Kiley Reid, author of the New York Times bestselling debut novel, SUCH A FUN AGE (Putnam), is being featured as a Girls Write Now Agent of Change Honoree, and she will give the keynote talk, followed by live readings from 25 teens, at tonight’s Girls Write Now Live “Young Writers: History in the Making” virtual event via girlswritenow.org, 6:00 – 8:00pm (ET).

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Friday Listens: Anti-Racist Audiobooks

June is audiobook month, but beyond that, listening is a critical skill for empathy and growth – each and every day. We all have a responsibility to unite against racism and injustice. The audiobooks below offer a starting place for listeners of all ages to build understanding as we work to become better, well-informed citizens and allies. #BlackLivesMatter

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, and recent racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Tonight’s #KidLit Rally for Black Lives Features PRH Authors

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Penguin Random House authors Jacqueline Woodson, Kwame Alexander, Christopher Myers, Derrick Barnes, Samantha Berger, Linda Sue Park, and Renée Watson are among the 25 authors, artists, and publishers featured at tonight’s #Kidlit Rally for Black Lives. Hosted by The Brown Bookshelf (@TheBrownBookshelf), this virtual gathering will take place live, beginning at 7:00pm (ET), on the blog’s Facebook page.

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Join Activists from the Pocket Change Collective in a Roundtable Discussion to Promote Social Justice

Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. Tonight, at 7PM (ET), authors Kimberly Drew, Adam Eli, Alok Vaid-Menon, and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez will participate in the Pocket Change Collective Roundtable in recognition of the ongoing protests and the Black Lives Matter movement to discuss the current moment, the ways in which their communities are involved and affected, and their continued advocacy to dismantle systemic oppression and promote social justice.

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Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz Discuss JO & LAURIE with Rainbow Rowell via Zoom (6/5)

Book People presents Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz, co-authors of JO & LAURIE (Putnam Books for Young Readers), in virtual conversation with Rainbow Rowell via Zoom on Friday, June 5 at 5:00pm (ET).

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Politics & Prose Live to Feature Megha Majumdar and C Pam Zhang via Crowdcast (6/5)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf), and C Pam Zhang, author of HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD (Riverhead), will be featured in a Politics & Prose Live virtual joint event via Crowdcast on Friday, June 5 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Agent of Change Honoree Kiley Reid Keynote Speaker at “Girls Write Now Live” via girlswritenow.org (6/5)

Girls Write Now Agent of Change Honoree Kiley Reid, author of SUCH A FUN AGE (Putnam), will give the keynote talk, followed by live readings from 25 teens, at the Girls Write Now Live “History in the Making” virtual event via girlswritenow.org on Friday, June 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm (ET).

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Brit Bennett In Conversation with Jazmine Hughes via Crowdcast (6/6)

Brit Bennett, author of THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead), will be in conversation with Jazmine Hughes, a story editor for The New York Times Magazine, at a Politics & Prose virtual event, in partnership with Girls Night In, via Crowdcast on Saturday, June 6 at 7:00pm (ET).

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There's a Book for That: Pride Month Fiction

June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan - a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. First, President Bill Clinton declared June "Gay & Lesbian Pride Month" on June 2, 2000. In 2009, President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

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Elliot Ackerman to Discuss His Latest Novel via Facebook Live (6/4)

Elliot Ackerman, whose latest novel is RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE (Knopf), will be featured in a Winthrop Public Library virtual event via Facebook Live on Thursday, June 4 at 8:30pm (ET).

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C Pam Zhang to be Interviewed about Her Debut Novel via Zoom (6/4)

C Pam Zhang, author of HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD (Riverhead), will be interviewed by American Writer's Museum program director Alison Sansone at a virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30pm (ET).

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David Pepper to Talk About his New Political Thriller via Crowdcast (6/4)

David Pepper, author of THE VOTER FILE (Putnam), will be in conversation with Sherry Coolidge at a virtual event hosted by the Mercantile Library with Joseph Beth Booksellers via Crowdcast on Thursday, June 4, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Dolly Parton Reads PASS IT ON via YouTube and Social Channels (6/4)

Dolly Parton’s weekly “Goodnight With Dolly” series continues as she reads Sophy Henn’s PASS IT ON (Philomel) via YouTube and Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Thursday, June 4, at 7:00pm (ET).

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A Virtual Conversation Between Brit Bennett and Megha Majumdar via Zoom (6/4)

A Home with Literati presents Brit Bennett, author THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead) in a virtual conversation with Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf) via Zoom on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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One World Ideas x Action Presents #BlackLivesMatter’s Alicia Garza and One World’s Chris Jackson

Join One World editor-in-chief Chris Jackson and #BlackLivesMatter co-creator Alicia Garza for a Random House virtual event on Zoom on Thursday, June 4 at 8:00pm (ET) as they discuss the importance of resistance and resilience, and why they ground their work in a vision of collective humanity.

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In the Audiobook Studio with AURORA BURNING Authors and Producer via Instagram Live (6/3)

In the Audiobook Studio presents Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, authors of AURORA BURNING (Listening Library/Knopf Books for Young Readers), in a virtual conversation with PRH Audio producer Nick Martorelli via Instagram Live on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm (ET).

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An Evening with Curtis Sittenfeld, Moderated by Jia Tolentino, via Crowdcast (6/3)

Curtis Sittenfeld, author of RODHAM (Random House), will discuss her new novel in conversation with Jia Tolentino, author of TRICK MIRROR (Random House), at a virtual event hosted by Books & Books via Crowdcast on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Two Writers Talking: Historical Adventures with Candice Millard & Hampton Sides via Zoom (6/3)

Candice Millard, author of such books as HERO OF THE EMPIRE (Doubleday/Anchor), and Hampton Sides, author of such books as ON DESPERATE GROUND (Doubleday/Anchor), are “Two Writers Talking,” engaging in a conversation on the art of bringing history to life on the page via Zoom on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Tessa Wegert to Discuss Her New Mystery via Facebook Live (6/3)

Tessa Wegert, author of DEATH IN THE FAMILY (Berkley), will be featured in a digital author talk hosted by the Pequot Library via Facebook Live on Wednesday, June 3, at 6:00pm (ET).

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Penguin Presents Emily Henry and Laura Hankin via Instagram Live (6/3)

Emily Henry, author of BEACH READ (Berkley) and Laura Hankin, author of HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT (Berkley) will be in a Penguin Presents virtual conversation, hosted live via PenguinUSA’s Instagram on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Inside the House with Ballantine’s Sara Weiss on “Authors with Fresh Voices” via Instagram (6/3)

Random House Virtual Events presents “Inside the House” with Ballantine Executive Editor Sara Weiss on “Authors with Fresh Voices,” including Linda Holmes (EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER), R. Eric Thomas (HERE FOR IT), and Kyle McCarthy (EVERYONE KNOWS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU) via Instagram on Wednesday, June 3 at 12:30pm (ET).

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Meet Megha Majumdar: “A Rare and Powerful New Voice”

Heralding the publication of Megha Majumdar’s A BURNING by Knopf, “This is a novel of now: a beautifully constructed literary thriller from a rare and powerful new voice,” said Random House author Colum McCann. Offering more high praise was fellow Knopf author Yaa Gyasi: “A BURNING is an excellently crafted, utterly thrilling novel full of characters that I won’t soon forget. Megha Majumdar writes about the ripple effects of our choices, the interconnectedness of our humanity, with striking beauty and clarity. A stunning debut.”

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Deanna Raybourn to Discuss Her New Veronica Speedwell Mystery via Zoom (6/2)

Deanna Raybourn, author of A MURDEROUS RELATION (Berkley), will discuss the latest book in her Veronica Speedwell series at a virtual event hosted by Atlanta’s FoxTale Book Shoppe via Zoom on Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30pm (ET).

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Megha Majumdar Discusses Her Debut Novel via Zoom (6/2)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf), will have a virtual conversation with Nicole Chung, followed by an audience Q&A, at a Books Are Magic virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Northshire Live with Chris Bohjalian and Rebecca Makkai via Zoom (6/2)

Chris Bohjalian will read from and discuss his novel, THE RED LOTUS (Doubleday), in conversation with Rebecca Makkai, author of THE GREAT BELIEVERS (Viking/Penguin), at a Northshire Live ticketed virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Nicholas Basbanes to Discuss His New Biography of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow via WebEx (6/2)

Penguin Random House and the National Park Service will host a live, illustrated program online, with Knopf author Nicholas Basbanes discussing his new biography, CROSS OF SNOW: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, via WebEx on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Join the LadyGang Launch Party for Their New Book via Zoom (6/2)

Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek, the hosts of the popular podcast and E! show LadyGang, and authors of ACT LIKE A LADY (Rodale), are launching their new book with a virtual “lady bash” via Zoom on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Belmont Books Presents a Virtual Conversation with Sarah Hogle (6/2)

Sarah Hogle, author of YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER (Putnam), will be in-conversation with author Martha Waters and author/bookseller Amanda Diehl at a Belmont Books virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Our Winners of the 2020 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation has announced the winners of its 2020 Book, Broadcast Media, and Journalism awards. Congratulations to our award-winning Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Knopf and Avery authors, their editors, and publishers.To view the complete list of this year’s James Beard Awards winners, click here.

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50 Books | 50 Covers: Our Award-Winning Designs

This year’s AIGA Design 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, widely recognized as the highest design honor in the book publishing world, features five prize-winning designs created by Penguin Random House art directors and designers. Our award winners are highlighted below, along with a Spotlight Interview with Ten Speed Press Senior Director, Art/Design, Betsy Stromberg. Congratulations to our talented and creative colleagues, who crafted the look of these books published by Ten Speed Press, Clarkson Potter, and Pantheon.

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Friday Reads: Favorite Biographies & Memoirs

In this season of anxiety who do you want to read about? Are you looking to the past or the present? To laugh, to learn, to travel? Well, readers have flocked to the following biographies and memoirs in the last few months: a distinctive dozen. Dig in this weekend and join the club!

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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PYR Partners with PRH UK/Ladybird to Develop and Publish Books for Young Readers in the U.S.

Penguin Young Readers has partnered with Ladybird, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, to develop and publish select books for young readers in the U.S. market. The new Ladybird line will live within the Penguin Workshop imprint, led by President & Publisher Francesco Sedita and will be directed by Cecily Kaiser, Publishing Director, Rise x Penguin Workshop and World of Eric Carle. The inaugural list will launch this fall with three paper-over-board picture books from Rhiannon Fielding’s globally bestselling TEN MINUTES TO BED series: Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn, Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn's Christmas, and Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dinosaur. Upcoming lists will include the launch of BABY TOUCH, a first concepts series that introduces colors, shapes, and numbers, as well as peekaboo, nighttime and vehicles; and the LITTLE WORLD series that introduces pre-schoolers to high-interest destinations such as the jungle, the farm, the beach, and even the moon.

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Take a Literary Lunch Break with Maria Reva via Instagram Live (5/29)

Maria Reva, author of GOOD CITIZENS NEED NOT FEAR: Stories (Doubleday), will be featured at Texas Book Festival's Literary Lunch Break via Instagram Live on Friday, May 29 at 1:30pm (ET).

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Lauren Castillo Shows How to Draw a Hedgehog via Instagram (5/29)

Learn how to draw a hedgehog with Lauren Castillo, author and illustrator of.OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG: The Story of Us (Knopf Books for Young Readers), at the Random House Children’s Books Art School via Instagram on Friday, May 29 at 1:00pm (ET).

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Jason Stanley In Conversation with Timothy Snyder about HOW FACISM WORKS via Crowdcast (5/29)

Jason Stanley, author of HOW FASCISM WORKS: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House), will be in conversation with Timothy Snyder, author of ON TYRANNY (Tim Duggan Books), hosted by Midtown Scholar Bookstore's Virtual Event Series, via Crowdcast on Friday, May 29 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Galen Guengerich Discusses His Book THE WAY OF GRATITUDE (5/31)

Galen Guengerich, author of THE WAY OF GRATITUDE: A New Spirituality for Today (Random House) will be in conversation with Jacquelin Novogratz, in a virtual event hosted by All Souls Churches, via Facebook on Sunday, May 31 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Jennifer Steil to Discuss EXILE MUSIC with Janet Fitch via Crowdcast (5/30)

Jennifer Steil, author of EXILE MUSIC (Viking), will be in conversation with author Janet Fitch at a Vroman's Live virtual event via Crowdcast on Saturday, May 30 at 6:00pm (ET).

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Meredith Talusan In Conversation with Garrard Conley via Crowdcast (5/29)

Meredith Talusan, author of FAIREST (Viking), will be in conversation with Garrard Conley, author of BOY ERASED (Riverhead) at a virtual event co-hosted by Harvard Bookstore and the Harvard Gender & Sexuality Causus via Crowdcast on Friday, May 29 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Penguin Random House Canada Gives Back with the Gift of Reading

We all witness daily the heroic work being done by nurses on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, where they are working around the clock to care for the sick and vulnerable and protect the health of our communities. Our hearts go out to them and their patients, and yet for the past several weeks we’ve known the most important things we can do to support frontline workers and our vulnerable neighbours have actually been don’ts—don’t continue going to the office as usual, don’t get together with friends, don’t go out any more than necessary. As a result, while working from home, staying indoors, and practicing distancing, we at Penguin Random House Canada, like many around the world, have felt a strong impulse to find something we could actually do, a positive way of showing our appreciation for frontline workers, and of giving back to those in need.

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There's a Book for That: Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month – proclaimed such in 2006 by President George W. Bush to honor the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. To commemorate those contributions, we turn to a host of excellent biographies and memoirs by and about some of our most influential and noteworthy Jewish Americans:

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Books for Consumer Needs: Wellness and Anxiety

As everyone navigates these unprecedented times (both our community at Penguin Random House and the readers we serve), many are turning to books as a source of solace and guidance in the midst of chaos. In fact, according to insights from our own Penguin Random House Reader Insight Circle, 74% of readers deem books “essential” during these times (Consumer Marketing Insights). While consumer needs are continuously shifting to reflect the world’s rapidly changing circumstances, our books can aid them in adjusting to their new realities.

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Katherine Sharp Landdeck to Present THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS via Crowdcast (5/28)

Katherine Sharp Landdeck, author of THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II (Crown), will be in conversation with Alicia Morgan of the Frontiers of Flight Museum at a virtual event hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art, in partnership with the World Affairs Council, (to register click here) via Crowdcast on Thursday, May 28, at 5:00pm (ET).

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Virtual Craft Happy Hour with Jennifer Steil via Zoom (5/28)

Jennifer Steil, author of EXILE MUSIC (Viking), will be in conversation with Amy Freeman at a Virtual Craft Happy Hour hosted by the Writer's Center via Zoom on Thursday, May 28, at 5:00pm (ET).

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Elliot Ackerman to Talk About RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE via Zoom (5/28)

Elliot Ackerman, whose latest novel is RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE (Knopf), will be in conversation with Magic City Books founder Jeff Martin, via Zoom on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Jennifer J. Chow on Pacific American Heritage Month Author Panel via LAPL Facebook Page (5/28)

Jennifer J. Chow, author of MIMI LEE GETS A CLUE (Berkley Prime Crime Trade Paperback Original) will be part of the Studio City Library Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Author Panel via the Los Angeles Public Library Facebook page on Thursday May 28 at 10:00pm (ET).

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Dolly Parton Reads STAND TALL, MOLLY LOU MELLON on YouTube and Social Channels (5/28)

Dolly Parton’s weekly “Goodnight With Dolly” series continues as she reads Patty Lovell’s STAND TALL, MOLLY LOU MELLON, illustrated by David Catrow , (Putnam Books for Young Readers) via YouTube and Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Thursday, May 28, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Gabby Rivera and Meryl Wilsner Featured on LGBTQ Fiction Panel. Register via Eventbrite (5/28)

Gabby Rivera, author of JULIET TAKES A BREATH (Dial Books for Young Readers), and Meryl Wilsner, author of SOMETHNIG TO TALK ABOUT (Berkley), are featured on a “Read with Pride: Celebrating LGBTQ Fiction” panel, moderated by Michelle Hart, assistant books editor at Oprah Magazine. Register via Eventbrite, for this virtual event, taking place on Thursday, May 28, at 6:00pm (ET).

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Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press Unveil Free Zoom Backgrounds

With all the Zoom meetings we’re attending in our new remote work setup, you might be looking for a way to spruce up your everyday web presence. Luckily, Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press have teamed up to create a series of free, downloadable Zoom backgrounds from their illustrated titles!

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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President Bill Clinton and James Patterson Collaborate on Second Novel – THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER

President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson are co-writing their second novel together, THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER, which will be published jointly by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Company in June 2021. The announcement was made today by Maya Mavjee, president and publisher of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, and Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group.

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Phillips, Reid, Washington on 2020 Young Lions Fiction Award Shortlist

The New York Public Library announced its shortlist for the 2020 Young Lions Fiction Award, presented annually to an American writer 35 years old or younger for either a novel or a collection of short stories, with four Penguin Random House authors among this year’s finalists:

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Curtis Sittenfeld to Talk About RODHAM via St. Louis County Library Site (5/27)

Curtis Sittenfeld, most recently author of RODHAM (Random House), in conversation with nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Aisha Sultan, at a virtual event hosted by the St. Louis County Library, with books sales by Left Bank Books, via slcl.org, on Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Elliot Ackerman to be Interviewed by Özgür Mumcu via Crowdcast (5/27)

Elliot Ackerman, whose latest novel is RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE (Knopf), will be interviewed by writer Özgür Mumcu at a virtual event hosted by The Center for Fiction via Crowdcast on Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00pm (ET).

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Gabrielle Hamilton In Virtual Conversation with Michael Cunningham, Tickets via Eventbrite (5/27)

Gabrielle Hamilton, author of BLOOD BONES & BUTTER: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef (Random House), will be in conversation with Michael Cunningham at a virtual event hosted by McNally Jackson, with tickets available via eventbrite (admission includes a copy of BLOOD BONES & BUTTER) on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Penguin Random House Launches Its Secondary Education Website

Penguin Random House Education is proud to announce the launch of its new Secondary Education website designed specifically for middle- and high-school educators and administrators. The site is live today: PRHSecondaryEd.com. It joins the previously launched Penguin Random House Elementary (2019) and Penguin Random House Higher Education (2017) websites, with the goal of inspiring teachers and learners through outstanding books.

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Join Us for Cooking and Conversations with Asian American Cookbook Authors!

The Consumer Marketing team is excited to invite you to a virtual Zoom event, Serving Stories: Cooking and Conversations with Asian American Cookbook Authors, next Wednesday, May 27th at 8:00pm. The event, part of our #ReadAsianAuthors campaign for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, will be moderated by Jennifer Sit, Senior Editor at Clarkson Potter, and will feature cookbook authors Boba Guys, Archana Mundhe, Alana Kysar, Anita Lo, Deuki Hong, and Andrea Nguyen! A big thank you to all those who have been helping to plan this awesome event!

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Jonathan Karl In Conversation with Susan Page via YouTube (5/23)

Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News and author of FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW (Dutton), will be in conversation with Susan Page, the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, at a Gaithersburg Virtual Book Festival via YouTube on Saturday, May 23, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Lawrence Wright to Discuss THE END OF OCTOBER via Crowdcast (5/22)

Lawrence Wright, author of THE END OF OCTOBER (Knopf), be featured at a Harvard Bookstore Virtual Event via Crowdcast on Friday, May 22 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Sister Helen Prejean to Share Her Spiritual Journey via TownHallSeattle.org (5/22)

Sister Helen Prejean, author of RIVER OF FIRE: My Spiritual Journey (Random House) , will discuss her book and spiritual quest to end the death penalty at a virtual event, presented by Seattle University and Town Hall, in partnership with Elliot Bay Book Company, via townhallseattle.org on Friday, May 22, at 10:30pm (ET).

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Experience Charlaine Harris and Patricia Briggs, Leading Ladies of Urban Fantasy, via Zoom (5/23)

Charlaine Harris will interview Patricia Briggs about the latter's latest novel, SMOKE BITTEN (Ace), as part of Essence of Wonder’s Leading Ladies of Urban Fantasy virtual event via Zoom on Saturday, May 23 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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RHCB Licensing Group Announces Two New “Uni the Unicorn” Product Lines

The Random House Children’s Books Licensing Group has announced two new product lines for its prominent Uni the Unicorn brand. These include a line of children’s pajamas now available at Target.com and a card game coming in June created in partnership with Clarkson Potter (Penguin Random House). Based on the New York Times bestselling Uni the Unicorn publishing program by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager, these new products further expand the Uni the Unicorn licensing range which already includes a variety of merchandise such as plush, puzzles and fabric.

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There's a Book for That: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Penguin Random House publishes many poignant, sometimes humorous, stories and histories to discover. Immerse yourself in the characters, settings and cultural themes of the following new, noteworthy and prize-winning titles for adults and younger readers, including graphic novels:

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Penguin Worlds Debuts with Jim Butcher In Conversation with Patrick Rothfuss via Zoom (5/21)

Penguin Publishing Group is launching the Penguin Worlds, a new speculative fiction book club, with a virtual discussion of STORM FRONT by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher in conversation with Patrick Rothfuss via Zoom on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Join Meera Lee Patel for Create & Cultivate Event via Instagram Live (5/21)

Meera Lee Patel, author START WHERE YOU ARE: A Journal for Self-Exploration and the upcoming CREATE YOUR OWN CALM: A Journal for Quieting Anxiety, both published by TarcherPerigee, will be featured in a Create & Cultivate virtual event via Instagram Live on Thursday, May 21 at 12:00pm (ET).

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Garden District Book's Virtual Happy Hour to Feature Samantha Downing via Facebook Live (5/21)

Samantha Downing, author of MY LOVELY WIFE (Berkley), will be featured at Garden District Book's Virtual Happy Hour via Facebook Live on Thursday, May 21, at 6:00pm (ET).

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Esther Safran Foer In Conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer via Zoom (5/21)

Esther Safran Foer, author of I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE’RE STILL HERE: A Post-Holocaust Memoir (Tim Duggan Books), will be in conversation about her book with her son, author Jonathan Safran Foer, at a virtual event hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage via Zoom on Thursday, May 21, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Emma Straub Stars in “Books and Bathrobes” Virtual Event via Zoom (5/21)

Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of, most recently, ALL ADULTS HERE (Riverhead), a Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club pick, joins bookseller Julie Robinson for a Books and Bathrobes Book Soup virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, May 21 at 1:30pm (ET).

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Candice Iloh and Nic Stone to Appear on “Debut Who?” Series via Instagram Live (5/21)

Candice Iloh, author of EVERY BODY LOOKING (Dutton Books for Young Readers) and Nic Stone, author of such books as DEAR MARTIN, CLEAN GETAWAY and the upcoming DEAR JUSTYCE (Crown Book for Young Readers) will appear on Dhonielle Clayton’s Debut Who? series via Instagram Live on Thursday, May 20 at 2:00pm (ET).

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Barack Obama Joins “Mondays with Michelle Obama” for Reading of THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH

Former President Barack Obama was the very special guest on yesterday’s “Mondays with Michelle Obama,” the new story-time initiative for kids and families from Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS featuring the former First Lady of the United States.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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#BooksConnectUs Video Launch and Campaign Update

PRH Consumer Marketing’s Books Connect Us campaign, encouraging readers to connect online and share their love of books, has grown tremendously since launching in March. To date, the #booksconnectus hashtag has garnered over 70 million impressions! To celebrate everything we’ve done so far (particularly the multitude of virtual events), we are excited to share this Books Connect Us video, featuring over 40 authors! (Big shoutout to producer extraordinaire Charlotte Lesnick!)

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Join the RHBC x ID Book Club Thrilling Reads Event via Zoom (5/20)

At this Random House Book Club x ID Book Club virtual event, join Janelle Brown, author of PRETTY THINGS (RHBC Pick); Karen Abbott, author THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK (ID Book Club Pick); and C.J. Tudor, author of THE OTHER PEOPLE (ID Book Club Pick) as they discuss their Thrilling Reads via Zoom (register via EventBrite here. PRH employees receive free access to the event with the code: PRHThrills) on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:00pm (ET).

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Doubleday Presents Two Writers Talking: David Grann and Patrick Radden Keefe via Zoom (5/20)

Join David Grann, most recently the author of KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, and Patrick Radden Keefe, author of SAY NOTHING, for a conversation on the art of true crime writing moderated by The New Yorker’s Daniel Zalewski, presented by Doubleday, via Zoom (to register, click here) on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Nikita Stewart In Conversation with Giselle Burgess via Zoom (5/20)

Nikita Stewart presents her book, TROOP 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World (Ballantine), in conversation with Giselle Burgess, the visionary behind Troop 6000, via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30pm (ET).

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Emily Henry and Laura Hankin Talk with Chelsea Ciccone via Facebook Live (5/20)

Emily Henry, author of BEACH READ (Berkley) and Laura Hankin, author of HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT (Berkley) will be in conversation with BookTrib editor, Chelsea Ciccone, via Facebook Live on Wednesday, May 20 at 12:00pm (ET).

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Greg Howard to Discuss MIDDLE SCHOOL’S A DRAG with Maulik Pancholy via Instagram Live (5/20)

Greg Howard, author of MIDDLE SCHOOL’S A DRAG, You Better Werk! (Putnam Books for Young Readers), will be in conversation with actor/author Maulik Pancholy at a virtual event hosted by Books of Wonder via Instagram Live on Wednesday, May 20, at 4:00pm (ET).

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Litquake on Lockdown Presents Ishmael Beah via Crowdcast (5/20)

Ishmael Beah, author of LITTLE FAMILY (Riverhead),is participating in Litquake on Lockdown via Crowdcast on Wednesday, May 20, at 9:00pm (ET).

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Check Out the “Editor’s Picks” from Putnam’s Tara Singh Carlson

G.P. Putnam’s Sons Executive Editor Tara Singh Carlson shares her “Editor’s Picks Fiction” in a fun feature on PRH.com. The editor of such bestselling books as WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens, THE LIGHT WE LOST by Jill Santopolo, and WE MUST BE BRAVE by Frances Liardet, Tara selects a diverse range of titles and comments about why she recommends them. See below.

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Random House Authors Share Words of Inspiration for 2020 Grads at Virtual Commencement

A diverse cast of Random House authors toasted and shared words of inspiration for the Class of 2020 at a Virtual Commencement via Zoom last week. Martha Stewart, George Saunders, Lauren Graham, Donovan Livingston, Wes Moore, Reshma Saujani, David Brooks, and Anna Quindlen presented stirring commencement speeches.

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Roald Dahl Teams Up with Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Taika Waititi to Present “James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends”

The Roald Dahl Story Company has brought together Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, The Mandalorian, Jojo Rabbit) and a host of global stars, including Ryan Reynolds, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson and Cara Delevingne, to retell the beloved children’s novel JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH in full, across 10 episodes exclusively on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel.

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Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Jonathan Karl In Conversation with Jim Falk via Zoom (5/19)

Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News and author of FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW (Dutton), will be in conversation with Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas.Fort Worth, via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19 at 12:00pm (ET).

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Riverhead Author Bryan Washington Wins International Dylan Thomas Prize

Bryan Washington won the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut short story collection, LOT (Riverhead), it was announced on Thursday, May 14. Now in its fifteenth year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, one of the UK’s most prestigious literary awards, annually recognizes the “best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under” with a £30,000 prize.

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RH Big Ideas Night Presents “Finance During Coronavirus” via Zoom (5/19)

Random House Big Ideas Night presents a “Finance During Coronavirus” Webinar featuring authors Jill Schlesinger, Alexa von Tobel, Antoinette M. Clarke and Tricia Clarke Stone via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19, at 8:00pm (ET).

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Laura Hankin Talks About Her Novel HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT via Zoom (5/19)

Laura Hankin, author of HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT (Berkley), will be in Conversation with Claire Fallow (HuffPost) and author Katharine McGee a virtual event with East City Bookshop via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Maggie Doherty Reads From and Discusses Her New Book THE EQUIVALENTS via Crowdcast (5/19)

Maggie Doherty, author of THE EQUIVALENTS: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s (Knopf), will give a reading participated in a Q&A at a virtual event hosted by the Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Book Talk with Barton Gellman, Author of DARK MIRROR, via Eventcast (5/19)

The Atlantic presents Book Talk with Barton Gellman, author of DARK MIRROR: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State (Penguin Press) via Eventcast on Tuesday, May 19 at 4:00pm (ET).

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Jenny Sansouci to Share Insights Into THE REBEL'S APOTHECARY via Instagram Live (5/19)

Jenny Sansouci, author of THE REBEL'S APOTHECARY (TarcherPerigee), will be in conversation with Gabby Bernstein via Instagram Live on Tuesday, May 19, at 12:40pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Friday Reads: Guided Journals

As we contemplate what in the world is going on with our world, many people are turning to journaling to put things in perspective or work out their dreams. For those who are not accustomed to the practice, and even for those who are adept at it, the following guided journals can help unlock thoughts and feelings:

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Penguin Random House Authors and Books Featured Prominently in YouTube "Read With Me" Special

As part of an ongoing partnership with YouTube, 11 authors and 11 different books from across Penguin Random House are featured in BookTube’s “Read With Me” special episode, released yesterday on the platform.

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Susan Meissner to Discuss Her New Novel via Zoom (5/16)

Susan Meissner, author of THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR (Berkley), will discuss her new book at a virtual event hosted by the Lewes Public Library via Zoom on Saturday, May 16, at 5:00pm (ET).

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FIBER FUELED Author Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Featured at Virtual Event via Plant-Strong Website (5/16)

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, author of FIBER FUELED (Avery), will be featured at this virtual plant-based online event, which will be streamed live via the Plant-Strong website, on Saturday, May 16, at 6:30pm (ET).

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BookPeople Presents Emma Straub in Discussion About Her New Novel via Zoom (5/17)

Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of, most recently, ALL ADULTS HERE (Riverhead), a Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club pick, will be in conversation about her new novel with Berkley author Jasmine Guillory at a BookPeople virtual event via Zoom on Sunday, May 17, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Book Talk with Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed via Zoom (5/17)

Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed share WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED (Dial Books for Young Readers), a true story told in graphic novel form, in a virtual Book Talk for young readers via Zoom on Sunday, May 17, at 4:00pm (ET).

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Shelf Awareness and Sourcebooks Launch #ReadIndieForward to Help Booksellers During the Pandemic

Shelf Awareness and Sourcebooks are launching a fun new movement to support indie bookstores by partnering on #ReadIndieForward, a pay-it-forward campaign to help independent bookstores during the COVID-19 pandemic, now and into the future.

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RHCB to Publish Debut Picture Book by Emme Muñiz, Daughter of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Crown Books for Young Readers will publish the debut picture book from Emme Muñiz, the 12-year-old singer and daughter of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, titled LORD HELP ME, it was announced by Emily Easton, Vice President & Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers. The book will be released simultaneously in English and Spanish on September 29, 2020, with a first printing of 100,000 copies. Easton acquired World rights from Byrd Leavell at UTA and will edit the project.

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Dr. Kari Nadeau Presents a Sneak Preview of THE END OF FOOD ALLERGY via Facebook Live (5/15)

Dr. Kari Nadeau, author of THE END OF FOOD ALLERGY (Avery), will present a sneak preview of her upcoming book at a virtual event hosted by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) via Facebook Live on Friday, May 15 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Sarah Urist Green In Conversation with John Green via Crowdcast (5/15)

Sarah Urist Green, author of YOU ARE AN ARTIST: Assignments to Spark Creation (Penguin Books), will be in conversation with Penguin Young Readers author John Green, and participating artists Stuart Hyatt and Molly Springfield, for a Politics & Prose Live virtual event via Crowdcast on Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Jeffery Deaver Delves Into His Twisty New Thriller via Facebook (5/15)

Jeffery Deaver , author of THE GOODBYE MAN (Putnam), gives a talk and reading at a Murder by the Book (Houston, TX) virtual event via Facebook on Friday, May 15 at 9:00pm (ET).

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Maria Reva to Talk About Her New Story Collection via Zoom (5/15)

Maria Reva, author of GOOD CITIZENS NEED NOT FEAR: Stories (Doubleday), will be in conversation with Next Chapter Booksellers' David Enyeart at a virtual event via Zoom on Friday, May 15, at 8:00pm (ET).

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Illustrator Max Lang Shows How to Draw GRUMPY MONKEY via Instagram (5/15)

In the virtual #RHCBArtSchool with Max Lang, the illustrator of GRUMPY MONKEY (Random House Books for Young Readers) shows how to draw “Grumpy Monkey” via Instagram on Friday, May 15 at 1:00pm (ET).

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Penguin Presents Coloring Book Artist Extraordinaire Kerby Rosanes via Instagram (5/15)

The latest installment of Penguin Presents features Plume author/coloring book artist extraordinaire Kerby Rosanes, expanding on his latest creation, WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS , in an exclusive video on Instagram, May 15 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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There's a Book for That: Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, observed at this time each year since 1949 when it was established by Mental Health America. Our mental well-being is of the utmost importance now as we try to cope with the corona virus pandemic – and possibly grief, fear, anxiety, loneliness, depression, trauma. People who already struggle with these issues may require even more support and understanding. The following books are some of the best on the topic of mental health:

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Danica McKellar Breaks Down Multiplication and Division in THE TIMES MACHINE! Via Instagram (5/14)

This “Learn From Home” virtual event features Danica McKellar, author of, most recently, THE TIMES MACHINE! (Crown Books for Young Readers), speaking about her new book, multiplication and division, via Instagram on Thursday on May 14, at 1:00pm (ET).

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Bethany Saltman In Conversation with Andrew Solomon via Crowdcast (5/14)

Bethany Saltman, author of STRANGE SITUATION: A Mother's Journey Into the Science of Attachment (Ballantine Books), will be in conversation with Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon, at a virtual event hosted by Community Bookstore of Brooklyn via Crowdcast on Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm (ET).

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Dolly Parton Reads VIOLET THE PILOT on You Tube and Social Channels (5/14)

Dolly Parton’s weekly “Goodnight With Dolly” series continues as she reads Steve Breen’s VIOLET THE PILOT (Puffin) on Thursday, May 14, at 7:00pm (ET) on YouTube and Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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One World Ideas x Action Virtual Event to Feature Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (5/14)

Ibram X. Kendi, author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST (One World), and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of WHAT THE EYES DON'T SEE (One World), will be in conversation with One World Senior Editor Nicole Counts at the One World Ideas x Action RH virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, May 14 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Consumer Marketing Launches #ReadAsianAuthors Campaign

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander month, the Consumer Marketing team has launched a campaign as part of the Books Connect Us initiative to amplify our Asian American authors using #ReadAsianAuthors. We want to show support for Asian American readers and writers during this difficult time of anxiety and xenophobia and provide a platform for our authors to share their stories.

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Emma Straub Featured on Warwick’s Couch Surfing Book Tour via Zoom (5/13)

Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of, most recently, ALL ADULTS HERE (Riverhead), a Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club pick, will be featured in a Warwick’s Couch Surfing Book Tour virtual event in conversation with Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Andrea Bartz Shares Her Writer’s Routine via Instagram (5/13)

Andrea Bartz, author of THE HERD (Random House), is featured on the RH virtual event, “Writer’s Routine,” where she will discuss writing feminist thrillers on Random House’s Instagram, Wednesday, May 13, at 12:30pm (ET).

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Amy Jo Burns to Talk About Her Debut Novel via Instagram Live (5/13)

Amy Jo Burns, author of SHINER (Riverhead), will participate in a Here Magazine virtual event via Instagram Live on Wednesday, May 13 at 2:30pm (ET).

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Adam Gidwitz and Emma Otheguy Present and Read A UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY #5 via Zoom (5/13)

Adam Gidwitz and Emma Otheguy will talk about and read from the fifth title in THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY series, THE MADRE DE AGUAS OF CUBA (Dutton Books for Young Readers) in a virtual event hosted by Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13 at 2:00pm (ET).

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Amity Gaige In Conversation with Adam Haslett About SEA WIFE via Crowdcast (5/13)

Amity Gaige, author of SEA WIFE (Knopf), will read from and discuss her latest novel with Anchor author Adam Haslett before answering audience questions at a virtual event hosted by The Center for Fiction via Crowdcast on Wednesday, May 13, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Dr. Kari Nadeau on “Food Allergy and Asthma in the Era of COVID-19” via OurHealthTalks.com (5/13)

Dr. Kari Nadeau, author of THE END OF FOOD ALLERGY (Avery), will discuss “Food Allergy and Asthma in the Era of COVID-19” via OurHealthTalks.com on Wednesday, May 13 at 1:30pm (ET).

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“Mondays with Michelle Obama” Extended, Four Additional Storytimes with PRH and PBS KIDS, Featuring Special Surprise Guests

Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced that “Mondays with Michelle Obama,” its special collaboration with the former First Lady of the United States, will be extended with four new storytimes on Monday, May 18, and Monday, May 25. On each of those dates, two new videos from “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will live-stream back-to-back on Facebook and YouTube, with Mrs. Obama being joined by surprise special guests for one of the two children’s books she will read aloud.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Robert Kolker to Discuss HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD via Live Webinar (5/12)

Robert Kolker, author of HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD (Doubleday), an Oprah’s Book Club pick, will be featured at a New Canaan Library virtual discussion via Live Webinar on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Song and Story Festival to Launch Emily M. D. Scott’s Debut Memoir via Zoom (5/12)

Seven acclaimed writers, theologians, and singers come together to celebrate the launch of Emily M. D. Scott’s debut memoir, FOR ALL WHO HUNGER: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World (Convergent) at a virtual Song and Story Festival, co-presented by Greenlight Books, St. Lydia's Church, and Judson Memorial Church, via Zoom on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Random House Authors to Toast, Inspire Class of 2020 in Virtual Commencement on Tuesday (5/12)

The school year for the Class of 2020 isn’t ending as planned, but that doesn’t mean graduation is canceled. Random House is presenting a Virtual Commencement on Tuesday, May 12 at 8:00pm (ET), when an all-star cast of authors will toast and share words of inspiration for this year’s grads.

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A Conversation with Abby Collette About Her New Mystery via Facebook Live (5/12)

Abby Collette, author of A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP, a Berkley Trade Paperback Original, will be in conversation with Laurie Kincer, Writer Center Specialist, the virtual event hosted on Cuyahoga Library’s Facebook Live page on Tuesday, May 12, at 8:00pm (ET).

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Lawrence Wright to Discuss His New Novel THE END OF OCTOBER via Zoom (5/12)

Lawrence Wright, author of THE END OF OCTOBER (Knopf), is featured in a World Affairs Council Webinar with Interabang Books via Zoom on Tuesday, May 12 at 5:00pm (ET).

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Karen Abbott to Discuss THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK with The Great Courses via Facebook Live (5/12)

Karen Abbott, author of THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK (Broadway Books), will be in conversation with The Great Courses via Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 12 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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More Appreciation: #tomyteacher PRH Education Teacher Tribute Campaign With NCTE Extended

#tomyteacher, the week-long nationwide campaign honoring America's teachers undertaken by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Penguin Random House Education, is so successful it is being extended another two weeks. Originally timed for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), it now will run until Monday, May 25, in partnership with the licensed literary-themed apparel and accessories Penguin Random House company Out of Print and online education company Hot Chalk.

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Friday Reads: Motherhood

  “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou   Mother’s Day is this Sunday. While we may not celebrate this year the way we have in the past - with gatherings and gifts - we are still giving mothers special attention . The following books trace many perspectives and facets of motherhood as we reflect on how we mother and were mothered: an emotional terrain of hills and valleys, not without humor!

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Erik Larson and Christina Baker Kline In Conversation about THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE via Crowdcast (5/9)

Authors Erik Larson and Christina Baker Kline will talk about Larson’s new book, THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE (Crown), in a virtual event hosted by Watchung Booksellers via Crowdcast ($10 through PayPal to "attend;” register here) on Saturday, May 9, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Shamsi-Basha and Latham to Launch THE CAT MAN OF ALEPPO via Facebook Live (5/9)

Karim Shamsi-Basha and Irene Latham, co-authors of THE CAT MAN OF ALEPPO (Putnam Books for Young Readers),will participate in a virtual launch event hosted by the Alabama Booksmith via Facebook Live on Saturday, May 9, at 3:05pm (ET).

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Sarah Menkedick to Discuss Her Book and Contemporary Motherhood via Facebook (5/9)

Sarah Menkedick, author of ORDINARY INSANITY: Fear and the Silent Motherhood Crisis in America (Pantheon), will present a virtual book talk, hosted by Politics & Prose bookstore, via Facebook on Saturday, May 9, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Join David Allen Sibley and Jennifer Ackerman for a World Migratory Bird Day Virtual Event via Zoom (5/9)

David Allen Sibley, author of, most recently, WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A BIRD (Knopf), and Jennifer Ackerman, author of, most recently, THE BIRD WAY (Penguin Press) celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a lively and illustrated presentation about their mutual affection for birds. This virtual event is presented in partnership with the National Audubon Society via Zoom on Saturday, May 9, at 5:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Read to Sleep Campaign is a Webby Awards Honoree!

The Consumer Marketing team is excited to share the news that Read to Sleep has received a Webby Honoree in the Digital Campaigns category! The Webby Awards are awards for excellence on the Internet, presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over 2,000 industry experts. There were over 13,000 entrants this year, so we are delighted to be an honoree.

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PRH’s 750K Book Donation to First Book is Featured on CNN’s “Impact Your World” Series

Penguin Random House’s donation of 750,000 books to First Book as part of READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER is featured on CNN International’s “Impact Your World” series. This special series showcases how companies around the world are giving back during the COVID-19 crisis. We are honored to be included.

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Our Nominees for the 2020 James Beard Foundation Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced the nominees for its 2020 Book, Broadcast Media, and Journalism awards via Twitter this week and also listed Restaurant & Chef award nominees announced earlier this year. Among the nominations are multiple authors and books published by Penguin Random House imprints, led by Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press, as well as Knopf and Avery, plus nominations for Taste and PUNCH, and Penguin Random House Publisher Services clients. Congratulations and good luck to all. To view the complete list of this year’s James Beard Award nominees, click here.

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Knopf to Publish “TOGETHER IN A SUDDEN STRANGENESS: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic”

In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the devastating effect it has had on all facets of life for people around the globe, Alice Quinn – former longtime poetry editor of The New Yorker and immediate past executive director of the Poetry Society of America – reached out to prominent poets across the country and asked them to share new poems at this moment in time. The results, TOGETHER IN A SUDDEN STRANGENESS: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic, will be published by Knopf on June 9.

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Lucy Knisley Shares Her First Graphic Novel for Kids Via Instagram (5/8)

As part of #AuthorFeatureFriday, Lucy Knisley,author of STEPPING STONES (Random House Graphic),is being highlighted via @randomhousekids Instragram Stories on Friday, May 8 at 1:00PM (ET).

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Jennifer Steil to Launch EXILE MUSIC In Conversation with Celia Laskey via Facebook (5/8)

Jennifer Steil, author of EXILE MUSIC (Viking), will be in conversation with Celia Laskey, author of UNDER THE RAINBOW (Riverhead), at a virtual event hosted by The Strand Bookstore for the launch of EXILE MUSIC. It will be live-streamed via The Strand's Facebook page on Friday, April 8, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Randy Ribay Featured on Asian Diaspora Experience Panel via Livestream (5/8)

Randy Ribay, author of PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING (Kokila/Penguin), will be featured on the Asian Author Alliance Asian Diaspora Experience Panel, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, via Livestream on Friday, May 8 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Join Simon Sinek’s “Book Club with Simon: Part 6” on YouTube Live (5/8)

Simon Sinek, author of START WITH WHY: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Portfolio), presents “Book Club with Simon: Part 6.” Sinek’s book club has been discussing START WITH WHY over the course of 6 weekly sessions on YouTube Live, concluding on Friday, May 8 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Frances Cha Launches Debut Novel Virtually via Zoom (5/8)

Frances Cha, author of IF I HAD YOUR FACE (Ballantine Books), will be in conversation with writer Hannah Bae for a virtual book launch with PowerHouse Bookstore via Zoom on Friday, May 8 at 7:00pm (ET).

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A Birding Conversation with David Allen Sibley via Zoom (5/8)

WGBH presents Beyond the Binoculars: A Birding Conversation with David Allen Sibley, author of, most recently, WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A BIRD (Knopf), via Zoom on Friday, May 8 at 12:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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The Great Fantasy Debate Debuts on Facebook. Watch the First Episode!

Should people be allowed to own dragons? What’s the best Game of Thrones house to marry into? These questions and more will be answered on The Great Fantasy Debate, an 8-episode video series featuring SFF authors Pierce Brown, Naomi Novik, Marie Lu, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Jim Butcher, which airs Tuesday nights on Facebook Watch, via the Penguin Random House Facebook page and the Unbound Worlds Facebook Group. All episodes are 10 minutes or less. Each week, authors and comedians team up to present arguments and counter-arguments to support their side of a fantasy topic, drawn from fantasy literature and film. At the end of each episode, the host declares a winner, then asks the audience to weigh in.

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Today: Michelle Obama BECOMING Film Premieres Globally on Netflix.

Michelle Obama’s BECOMING, a Netflix original documentary film directed by Nadia Hallgren, is released globally today, May 6. Produced in association with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, the film presents a rare and up-close look at Mrs. Obama’s worldwide tour in support of BECOMING, her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir.

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There's a Book for That: Teachers!

Let’s hear if for the teachers! It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and we all know that teachers are rising to the challenge of online schooling in heroic ways. They deserve our appreciation each and every day for their patience and perseverance to make sure that students don’t fall behind. During this pandemic, so many stories are surfacing of teachers going the extra mile to show how much they care. The National PTA has some ideas about showing appreciation here. Where would any of us be without teachers? To celebrate them, check out these “teacher” titles:

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Dolly Parton Reads LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET on YouTube and Social Channels (5/7)

Dolly Parton’s weekly “Goodnight With Dolly” series continues as she reads LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson (Putnam Books for Young Readers), on Thursday, May 7, at 7:00pm (ET) on YouTube and Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Jordan Reid to Discuss Her Big Activity Books via Crowdcast (5/7)

Jordan Reid, author of THE BIG ACTIVITY BOOK FOR ANXIOUS PEOPLE and THE BIG ACTIVITYBOOK FOR DIGITAL DETOX, both published by TarcherPerigee, will be in conversation with influencer Honestly Jamie via Crowdcast (register here) on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Poisoned Pen Presents Jordan Farmer Discussing THE POISON FLOOD via Facebook Live (5/7)

At a Poisoned Pen virtual event, Jordan Farmer, author of THE POISON FLOOD (Putnam), discusses his book and answers questions via Facebook Live on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00pm (ET).

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LAST CALL with Brad Thomas Parsons on Virtual “Happy Hour” via Instagram (5/7)

Brad Thomas Parsons, author of LAST CALL (Ten Speed Press), demonstrates how to mix the perfect cocktail during this week’s Random House virtual “Happy Hour” via Instagram on Thursday, May 7 at 4:00pm (ET).

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Danica McKellar Breaks Down Multiplication and Division in THE TIMES MACHINE! Via Instagram (5/7)

This “Learn From Home” virtual event features Danica McKellar, author of, most recently, THE TIMES MACHINE! (Crown Books for Young Readers), speaking about her new book, multiplication and division, via Instagram on Thursday on May 7, at 1:00pm (ET).

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Jason DeParle to Discuss a Family Saga of Migration via Zoom (5/7)

Jason DeParle, author of A GOOD PROVIDER IS ONE WHO LEAVES: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, (Viking), will be in conversation with Dan Doernberg at a virtual Shelf Life event hosted by the Virginia Festival of the Book via Zoom on Thursday, May 7, at 12:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys” 2020 Pulitzer Fiction Winner

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS by Booth Tarkington (1919). THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (1940). PROMISES: Poems 1945-1956 by Robert Penn Warren (1958). THE POWER BROKER by Robert A. Caro (1975). GHOST WARS by Steve Coll (2005). THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Diaz (2008).

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Jacqueline Woodson Named the 2020 Recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

Jacqueline Woodson has been named the 2020 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. The dossier submitted for her nomination notes that all Jacqueline Woodson’s books “feature lyrical language, powerful characters, and an abiding sense of hope. The dialogues are pitch perfect, the stories are raw and fresh, and the endings satiate the reader.”

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Penguin Random House Pulitzer Prize Winners (1917-present)

There have been 132 books published by one of our current/past imprints honored with a Pulitzer, a humbling accomplishment unrivaled in trade-publishing history. Here is a full list of Penguin Random House Pulitzer Prize winners since 1917 by category:

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Support #GivingTuesdayNow with FAMILY MEAL, PRH’s Charity Cookbook, on Sale Today

At Penguin Random House, community involvement is not a side story. We are committed to serving our communities beyond the books we publish. In honor of #GivingTuesdayNow Penguin Random House is highlighting today’s release of FAMILY MEAL: Recipes from Our Community, a digital-only cookbook benefiting America’s restaurant workers.

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Clare Beams Talks About Her Novel THE ILLNESS LESSON via Instagram (5/6)

The Doylestown Bookshop presents Clare Beams, author of THE ILLNESS LESSON (Doubleday), in a virtual author talk and audience Q&A via Instagram on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Zak George Shares Tips and Answers Your Dog Questions via Instagram Live (5/6)

Zak George, author of DOG TRAINING REVOLUTION and GUIDE TO A WELL-BEHAVED DOG , both published by Ten Speed Press, shares tips and answers to your dog questions via Instagram Live on Wednesday, May 6, at 1:00pm (ET).

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Ruth Reichl Shares Her “Writer’s Routine” Virtually via Instagram (5/6)

Ruth Reichl, author most recently of SAVE ME THE PLUMS: My Gourmet Memoir (Random House), offers insights into her creative process in a RH “Writer’s Routine” via Instagram on Wednesday, May 6 at 12:30pm (ET).

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Jennifer Steil Reads Her Novel EXILE MUSIC via Instagram and Facebook (5/6)

Jennifer Steil, author of EXILE MUSIC (Viking), will present a live reading of her new novel via Instagram and Facebook on Wednesday, May 6, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Robert Kolker to Discuss HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD at NYU Virtual Event via Zoom (5/6)

Robert Kolker, author of HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD (Doubleday), an Oprah’s Book Club pick, will be featured at a New York University virtual author talk, with an audience Q&A, via Zoom on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00pm (ET).

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“Well Enough” RH Virtual Event to Focus on Keeping the Mind Well via Zoom Webinar (5/6)

Rick Hanson, PhD, author of RESILIENT: How to Grow an Unshakeable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness (Harmony) and Sharon Salzberg, author of FAITH: Trusting Your Deepest Experience (Riverhead) will be talking with Kalia Kelmenson, the editorial director at Spirituality & Health, about keeping the mind well, during this week’s “Well Enough” Random House virtual event via Zoom Webinar (sign up here) on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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PRH Education, Out of Print Join NCTE for Tribute Campaign: #tomyteacher

NCTE, Penguin Random House, Lead Partners for Nationwide Educator Appreciation Campaign: #tomyteacher Video Tributes From Dan Brown, Khalid Hosseini, Mary Pope Osborne, Jodi Picoult, Jacqueline Woodson Salute Their Most Beloved Teacher

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Kristof and WuDunn to Discuss TIGHTROPE at Virtual Wordplay Book Festival via Zoom (5/5)

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of TIGHTROPE: American's Reaching for Hope (Knopf), will discuss their new book at the virtual Wordplay Book Festival via Zoom, on Tuesday, May 5 at 4:00pm (ET).

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Landdeck Shares Stories From THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS via Zoom (5/5)

Katherine Sharpe Landdeck, author of THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II (Crown), will be in conversation with Kali Martin at the National World War II Museum. They will delve into Landdeck’s book and reference the museum's own WASP collection of artifacts and digital histories virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, May 5, at 12:00 noon (ET).

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KDPG Launches “How Have I Not Read This?” Book Club with Discussion of THE PLAGUE via Zoom (5/5)

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is launching a new virtual book club, “How Have I Not Read This? with Albert Camus’s THE PLAGUE, to be discussed with participants in a digital event featuring authors Emily St. John Mandel, Laura Marris, and Alice Kaplan via Zoom (register here) on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Beth Kalb In Conversation with Adriana Trigiani via Facebook Live (5/5)

Bess Kalb will talk about NOBODY WILL TELL YOU THIS BUT ME: A True (As Told to Me) Story (Knopf) with Adriana Trigiani via Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 5, at 6:00pm (ET).

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RHCB and Dr. Seuss Enterprises Launch Nationwide “OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!” Virtual Graduation Celebration

Random House Children’s Books, together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, launched their OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! Virtual Graduation Celebration (#ohtheplaces2020) on Thursday, April 30, recognizing the Class of 2020 in light of nationwide cancellations of graduation ceremonies due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was officially made by renowned astronaut Scott Kelly on NBC-TV’s Today show. To watch the segment, click here.

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Max Brallier on” Plot on the Spot!” Panel via Everywhere Book Fest Online (5/2)

Max Brallier, author of THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH: June’s Wild Flight (Viking Books for Young Readers), will be on the Everywhere Book Fest “Plot on the Spot!” panel, as bestselling authors join forces to play a hilarious improv storytelling game and addressing the question, “What happens when kid lit authors have to create a plot on the spot?” This virtual event can be enjoyed via Everywhere Book Fest online, Saturday, May 2, at 11:00am (ET).

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Jessica Kim on “Middle Grade Lunch Bunch” Panel via Everywhere Book Fest Online (5/2)

Jessica Kim, author of STAND UP, YUMI CHUNG! (Kokila),will be featured on the Everywhere Book Fest “Middle Grade Lunch Bunch” panel, as middle grade authors share what’s in their characters’ lunchboxes. This virtual event can be enjoyed via Everywhere Book Fest online, Saturday, May 2, at 2:00pm (ET).

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Amity Gaige In Conversation with Lauren Groff via Crowdcast (5/2)

Amity Gaige, author of SEA WIFE (Knopf), will in conversation with Lauren Groff, author of FLORIDA (Riverhead), at a virtual event hosted by Politics & Prose via Crowdcast on Saturday, May 2, at 6:00pm (ET).

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RH Virtual Events Presents “Coffee with Conor Knighton” via Instagram (5/3)

Conor Knighton, author of LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS: My Acadia-to-Zion Trip Through Every National Park (Crown), will be featured on Random House Virtual Events’ “Coffee with” program via Instagram on Sunday, May 3 at 11:00am (ET).

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Afia Atakora in a “Collective Conjuring” Chat about Her Debut Novel via Webinar (5/3)

Afia Atakora, author of CONJURE WOMEN (Random House), is featured in a special “Collective Conjuring” chat in a book club Webinar (sign up via Eventbrite) on Sunday, May 3, at 3:00pm (ET).

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A Readers Coffeehouse Conversation with Susan Meissner via Facebook (5/3)

Susan Meissner, author of THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR (Berkley), will be a special guest on Readers Coffeehouse via Facebook on Sunday, May 3, at 1:00pm (ET).

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Friday Reads: Short Stories

Are you finding it hard to concentrate these days? With the news, streaming channels and social media vying for our free time, one’s attention span can suffer and you may find yourself in a reading slump. Short stories are the perfect remedy! In case you missed it, Edwidge Danticat is the 2020 Story Prize winner for her collection EVERYTHING INSIDE. She's also the first-ever winner (for THE DEW BREAKER in 2005). which makes Danticat the only two-time winner of The Story Prize. Hers and other favorite collections from Penguin Random House colleagues are featured below for your reading and listening pleasure:

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Grisham and King Online Conversation Draws Thousands, Raises Funds for Binc

Bestselling authors John Grisham and Stephen King presented their “one night only” online conversation last night, April 29, live streaming to King’s You Tube channel from their respective homes in Virginia and Florida via Zoom, to promote their new books, chat informally, and raise money for Binc (the Book Industry Foundation).  The event was a success from every perspective, with more than 7,200 RSVPs making it the biggest Penguin Random House-centric virtual event to date, with nearly 5,000 live viewers (many posting live comments, such as “Hail to the chiefs!”); and $44,000 was raised for Binc.  Donations are still being accepted here

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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Jacqueline Woodson to Read PECAN PIE BABY via Facebook Live (5/1)

Rooster and Kwame present Picture Book Week with Jacqueline Woodson, who will read her picture book, PECAN PIE BABY  (Puffin) via Facebook Live on Friday, May 1, at 11:15am (ET). 

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Jay Heinrichs Shares the Art of Persuasion on The Great Courses via Facebook Live (5/1)

Jay Heinrichs, author of THANK YOU FOR ARGUING, FOURTH EDITION (Broadway Books), will be in conversation with The Great Courses via Facebook Live on Friday, May 1 at 12:00pm (ET). 

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Gabby Rivera Explores Writing #HerStory via Everywhere Book Fest Online (5/1)

Gabby Rivera, author of JULIET TAKES A BREATH (Dial Books for Young Readers), is participating in the virtual Everywhere Book Fest, appearing on the Write #HerStory panel, as bestselling authors explore how their stories speak to the bigger picture of feminism and what it means to champion this narrative for young adults, via Everywhere Book Fest online, Friday, May 1, at 2:00pm (ET). 

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Join Simon Sinek’s “Book Club with Simon: Part 5” on YouTube Live (5/1)

Simon Sinek, author of START WITH WHY: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Portfolio), presents “Book Club with Simon: Part 5.”  Sinek’s book club is reading START WITH WHY and discussing over the course of 6 weekly sessions on YouTube Live, continuing on Friday, May 1 at 3:00pm (ET).   

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Janelle Brown Talks About PRETTY THINGS with Kaira Rouda via Zoom (5/1)

Janelle Brown, whose latest novel is PRETTY THINGS (Random House), will be in conversation with writer Kaira Rouda at a virtual event hosted by Laguna Beach Books via Zoom, on Friday, May 1 at 8:00pm (ET). 

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Random House Author Lauren Wilkinson Honored as Agent of Change by Girls Write Now via Facebook Live (5/1)

In the third episode of Girls Write Now Live, featuring genre and medium bending work from the next generation of women writers, Lauren Wilkinson, author of the debut novel, AMERICAN SPY (Random House), is recognized as an Agent of Change honoree, amplifying diverse voices.  The event will be emceed by Joanne Ramos, author of THE FARM (Random House), and streamed via Facebook Live on Friday, May 1, at 6:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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How Amy Klein’s THE TRYING GAME Can Help Anyone on the Fertility Journey

Author Amy Klein has written a comprehensive guide “for anyone – single, coupled, gay, straight, transgender -- experiencing fertility trouble.” THE TRYING GAME: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind, published by Ballantine Books, is empowering, compassionate, and down-to-earth, showing interested readers what to expect when they’re not expecting, with heart and humanity when they need it the most. In this Behind the Pages Igloo interview, Klein talks about what inspired her to transform her on experiences with infertility into a book; the process of researching, writing, and working with her editor; and what elements she thinks will resonate most strongly with readers.

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There's a Book for That: The Jazz Age

“We couldn't go on indefinitely being swept off our feet.” Zelda Fitzgerald We cannot let April close without celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month! After all, our lives are full of improvisation lately and music is nothing if not a healing art. The Smithsonian launched Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) in 2001 to pay tribute to jazz both as a historic and living American art form. Our riff on the theme is based on current nostalgia for the roaring twenties as people compare what it might be like once we safely resume our normal (or close to normal) social lives. So we invite you to re-enter the Jazz Age through the following nonfiction titles and classic novels:

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Max Brallier to Read from New THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH Book via Instagram Live (4/30)

Max Brallier, author of THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH: June's Wild Flight (Viking Books for Young Readers), will participate in an Indigo Books virtual event via Instagram Live on Thursday, April 30 at 3:00pm (ET).

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C Pam Zhang In Conversation with Jacqueline Woodson via Instagram and Twitter (4/30)

C Pam Zhang , author of HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD (Riverhead), will be in conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, author of such titles as the National Book Award-winning BROWN GIRL DREAMING (Nancy Paulsen Books), at a virtual event co-hosted by Belletrist & Midtown Scholar Bookstore via Instagram and Twitter on Thursday, April 30 at 4:00pm (ET).

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RH Virtual Happy Hour with Jon Bonné on THE NEW WINE RULES via Instagram (4/30)

Random House Virtual Events presents a Happy Hour with Jon Bonné, author of THE NEW WINE RULES (Ten Speed Press), via Instagram on Thursday, April 30 at 4:00pm (ET).

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Esther Safran Foer and Keith Gessen Hold a Virtual Conversation via Zoom (4/30)

Co-presented by the Jewish Book Council, the Jewish Museum, and Tablet Magazine, Esther Safran Foer, author of I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE'RE STILL HERE: A Post-Holocaust Memoir (Tim Duggan Books), and Keith Gessen, author of A TERRIBLE COUNTRY (Penguin Books), are featured in a virtual conversation with Stephanie Butnick of Tablet Magazine via Zoom on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Free Library of Philadelphia Virtual Event, with Samantha Irby and Jia Tolentino Talking via Crowdcast (4/30)

Samantha Irby, author of WOW, NO THANK YOU. (Vintage), an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, and Jia Tolentino, author of TRICK MIRROR (Random House), a NYT bestseller and a finalist for the PEN/Diamond-Spieelvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, are having a conversation at a Free Library of Philadelphia virtual event via Crowdcast on Thursday, April 30, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Frances Cha Shares Her Writer’s Routine for the Creation of Her Debut Novel via Instagram (4/30)

In this Random House Writer’s Routine virtual event, Frances Cha, author of IF I HAD YOUR FACE (Ballantine Books), discusses how she was able to bring Seoul to life via Instagram on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm (ET).

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Dolly Parton Reads HOLE IN THE LOG ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE via You Tube and Social Channels (4/30)

Dolly Parton’s weekly “Goodnight With Dolly” series continues as she reads Loren Long’s THERE’S A HOLE IN THE LOG ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE (Philomel Books) on Thursday, April 30, at 8:00pm (ET) on YouTube and Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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One World Ideas x Action to Feature Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and Quiara Alegria Hudes via Zoom (4/30)

Random House Virtual Events presents One World Ideas x Action, with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, author of THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS (One World), and Quiara Alegria Hudes, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and an author of an upcoming memoir, moderated by One World executive editor Elizabeth Mendez Berry via Zoom on Thursday, April 30 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Johanna Basford Creates New Mini Coloring Book – Download for Free!

Penguin Books author Johanna Basford, universally recognized as “The Queen of Coloring,” has created a new 12-page mini coloring book, FLOURISH: A Mini Inky Adventure, which can be downloaded for free at www.johannabasford.com/flourish.

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Dr. Cole Talks About Managing Disease in the Age of COVID-19 via Our Health Talks.com (4/29)

Dr. Will Cole, author THE INFLAMMATION SPECTRUM and KETOTARIAN, both published by Avery, take about managing disease in the age of COVID-19 during a free webinar via Our Health Talks.com, on Wednesday, April 28, at 5:00pm (ET).

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Michelle Obama BECOMING Film to Be Released Globally by Netflix on May 6

Major Michelle Obama news was announced by Netflix on Monday, April 27. Mrs. Obama commented on Twitter: “I’m excited to share that on May 6, @Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the amazing people I met after the release of my memoir. During this difficult time, I hope you’ll find some inspiration and joy in this film.”

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John Grisham Launches CAMINO WINDS with Wednesday Stephen King Online Conversation

John Grisham is treating his millions of readers to a welcome literary escape with the publication of his 34th novel, CAMINO WINDS, today, Tuesday, April 28, in hardcover and eBook by Doubleday, and as a Random House Audio. The Washington Post writes, “Grisham’s amiable beach book is a follow-up to CAMINO ISLAND... [it]reads is as if the Hardy Boys were in their late 40s and had developed a taste for shrimp tacos and exquisite wines.”

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Random House Book Club Happy Hour Discussion of Andrea Bartz’s THE HERD via Zoom (4/29)

Join the Random House Book Club April Happy Hour discussion of the April RHBC Spotlight Pick: THE HERD by Andrea Bartz, via Zoom on Wednesday, April 29, at 7:30pm (ET).

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LIT TALKS with Clare Beams and Mary South via YouTube (4/29)

Pen + Brush presents LIT TALKS with Clare Beams, author of THE ILLNESS LESSON (Doubleday) and writer Mary South, via YouTube on Wednesday, April 29, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Jennifer Steil Reads from Her Novel EXILE MUSIC via Instagram and Facebook (4/29)

Jennifer Steil, author of EXILE MUSIC (Viking), will present a reading of her new novel via Instagram and Facebook on Wednesday, April 29 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Jamieson and Mohamed Share Their New Graphic Novel via Zoom (4/29)

BookPeople Presents: Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed share WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED (Dial Books for Young Readers), a true story told in graphic novel form, via Zoom on Wednesday, April 29, at 5:00pm (ET).

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Kelsey J. Patel Discusses BURNING BRIGHT via Instagram (4/29)

Random House Virtual Event “Well Enough Today” presents Kelsey J. Patel, author of BURNING BRIGHT: Rituals, Reiki and Self-Care to Heal Burnout, Anxiety, and Stress (Rodale) via Instagram on Wednesday, April 29, at 12:30pm (ET).

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Jon Mooallem and Connie Schultz In Conversation via Zoom (4/29)

Jon Mooallem, author of THIS IS CHANCE! (Random House), will be in conversation with Connie Schultz, author THE DAUGHERS OF EIRIETOWN (Random House), in association with the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Politics & Prose via Zoom, on Wednesday, April 29, at 11:30am (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever.  Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them.  You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network. 

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PRHPS Client Publishers Share Online Resources for Kids and Adults

During this very challenging time, it has been a joy to watch the book community come together online. From publishers making donations and raising awareness for how to help local indie bookstores to authors hosting virtual readings and book talks, there has been an incredible show of support. As we all know, book people are the best people, and this has been abundantly clear as publishers across Penguin Random House and Penguin Random House Publisher Services clients have gone above and beyond in providing resources for their readers.

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Lawrence Wright Launches THE END OF OCTOBER In Conversation with Nicholas Kristof via Zoom (4/28)

Lawrence Wright’s new novel, THE END OF OCTOBER (Knopf), is being launched virtually, with Wright in conversation with author/New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof via Zoom on Tuesday, April 28, at 8:00pm (ET).

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Anissa Gray to Discuss Her Debut Novel via Zoom (4/28)

Anissa Gray, author THE CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS (Berkley), is engaging in a virtual author chat, hosted by Schuler Books, via Zoom on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Caroline Welch In Conversation with Sharon Salzberg via Crowdcast (4/28)

Caroline Welch, author of THE GIFT OF PRESENCE: A Mindfulness Guide for Women (TarcherPerigee), will be in conversation with Buddhism scholar Sharon Salzberg in a Harvard Bookstore live virtual event via Crowdcast on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Jamil Zaki Talks about THE WAR FOR KINDNESS with The Great Courses via Facebook Live (4/28)

Jamil Zaki, author of THE WAR FOR KINDNESS: Building Empathy in a Fractuerd World (Broadway Books), in conversation with The Great Courses, via Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 28 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Christopher Eliopoulosvia Reads His New Picture Book via Instagram Live (4/28)

Christopher Eliopoulosvia will be reading THE YAWNS ARE COMING! (Dial Books for Young Readers) in a virtual Read Together, Be Together event via Instagram Live on Tuesday, April 28, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Dave Rubin to Virtually Sign Copies of DON'T BURN THIS BOOK via YouTube Live (4/28)

Dave Rubin will sign copies of his new book, DON'T BURN THIS BOOK: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason (Sentinel), and also take questions, a virtual live signing via YouTube Live on Tuesday, April 28 at 12:30ppm (ET).

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Amanda Quick is Virtually Signing and Discussing Her New Romantic Thriller via Facebook Live (4/28)

Amanda Quick will sign copies of CLOSE UP (Berkley) ordered from Page 2 Books while talking with readers via Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00pm (ET).

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Megan Monahan on No-Nonsense Meditation via Instagram (4/28)

Random House presents a virtual Lunch & Learn with Megan Monahan, author of DON’T HATE, MEDITATE! (Ten Speed Press) via Instagram on Monday, April 28 at 12:30pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Friday Reads: Novels in Verse

For National Poetry Month, why not dip into some brilliant novels in verse? We offer a bounty of provocative, poetic tales for young adults that will also appeal to many adults. These are quite likely to prompt your own lyrical output:

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Ballantine Author Christy Lefteri Wins 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize

Christy Lefteri’s THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO (Ballantine Books) has won the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize, it was announced on Thursday, April 16. The $35,000 annual award is given to “an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.”

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Samantha Irby Chats about WOW, NO THANK YOU. with Maris Kreizman via Crowdcast (4/25)

Politics & Prose LIVE presents a virtual event with Samantha Irby, author of WOW, NO THANK YOU. (Vintage), an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, in conversation with writer/critic Maris Kreizman via Crowdcast (register here.) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm (ET).

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HOW TO LIVE A GOOD LIFE Editors Discuss Life Philosophies via Zoom (4/25)

Massimo Pigliucci, Skye Cleary, and Dan Kaufman, who collectively edited HOW TO LIVE A GOOD LIFE: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy (Vintage), will be in conversation about their life philosophies via Zoom on Saturday, April 25, at 5:00pm (ET).

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Ransom Riggs to Moderate Discussion on Modern Magic Worldbuilding via Zoom (4/25)

Ransom Riggs, whose most recent book is THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS (Dutton Books for Young Readers), moderates a discussion about Modern Magic Worldbuilding at the virtual festival, YALLSTAYHOME, on Saturday, April 25, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz Talk “Little Women” at YALLSTAYHOME Fest via Zoom (4/25)

Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz, co-authors of JO & LAURIE (Putnam Books for Young Readers), open the virtual festival, YALLSTAYHOME, talking all things “Little Women,” joined by longtime friend Raphael Simon AKA Pseudonymous Bosch as moderator of the keynote, via Zoom on Saturday, April 25, at 1:00pm (ET).

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Mia Rigden on Journaling for Mindful Eating and Better Living via Instagram Live (4/26)

Random House Virtual Events presents Coffee With Mia Rigden, author of THE WELL JOURNAL: A Guided Journal for Mindful Eating and Better Living (Clarkson Potter). Rigden will talk about journaling for mindful eating and better living via Instagram Live on Sunday, April, 26, at 12:00pm (ET).

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Renée Ahdieh and Marie Lu Talk “Worldbuilding Beyond Wikipedia” via Zoom (4/26)

Renée Ahdieh, whose latest book is the upcoming YA/Fantasy novel, THE DAMNED (Putnam Books for Young Readers) and Marie Lu, THE KINGDOM OF BACK (Putnam Books for Young Readers) will address “How do you do the research to write historical fiction, and when do you have to let the history books go and start your own world building?” at the virtual festival, YALLSTAYHOME, via Zoom, on Sunday, April 26, at 4:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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TODAY: RHCB Author Diana Kapp Presents “Virtual Take Your Daughter to Work Day” on Instagram

Diana Kapp, author of GIRLS WHO RUN THE WORLD: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business (Delacorte Books for Young Readers), is partnering with Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains and Junior Achievement of Northern California to present a free virtual event today, April 23, as an alternative activity for those who would normally bring their children into the office as part of Take Your Children to Work Day. And while today’s event is female-focused, the content will be inspiring for all.

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New “Penguin Presents” Web Series Debuts Tonight

Penguin is excited to launch a new web series called “Penguin Presents” this week. Penguin Publishing Group will be featuring authors with upcoming books from across all PPG imprints – some will be in conversation with their editors, some will be chatting with co-authors, some will be doing demonstrations from their books, and more.

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Join Simon Sinek’s “Book Club with Simon: Part 4” on YouTube Live (4/24)

Simon Sinek, author of START WITH WHY: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Portfolio), presents “Book Club with Simon: Part 4.” Sinek’s book club is reading START WITH WHY and discussing over the course of 6 weekly sessions on YouTube Live, continuing on Friday, April 24 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Join Tyler Feder’s DANCING AT THE PITY PARTY Virtual Book Launch via Zoom (4/24)

Tyler Feder’s debut graphic novel DANCING AT THE PITY PARTY (Dial Books for Young Readers), is being launched via Zoom on Friday, April 24, at 5:00pm (ET).

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Jeni McFarland In Conversation with Andy Johnson via Instagram (4/24)

Jeni McFarland, author of THE HOUSE OF DEEP WATER (Putnam), will be in conversation with author Andy Johnson at a virtual event hosted by the Brazos Bookstore via Instagram on Friday, April 24, at 7:00pm (ET).

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PRH Presents Its First-Ever "Virtual Con" All Day Friday (4/24)

Penguin Random House is hosting a virtual convention, #PRHVirtualCon, in partnership with Reddit for AMA and #RPAN activations, featuring some of our bestselling authors on Reddit and PRH social media platforms, on Friday, April 24, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Our Books on NYT's Climate Change Reading List

For Earth Day, the editors of the New York Times Book Review and Climate desks created "The Year You Finally Read a Book About Climate Change" as a guide to help readers find the right book for them. The feature includes several Penguin Random House titles about climate change and its effects on our planet. They are listed below. For even more Penguin Random House books to help you celebrate Earth Day and PRH Green Week, click here.

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KDPG Launching New Virtual Book Club “How Have I Not Read This?” May 5 With Camus’s THE PLAGUE

The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is launching a new virtual book club: How Have I Not Read This? Its inaugural selection, Albert Camus’s THE PLAGUE, will be discussed with participants in a digital event featuring Emily St. John Mandel, Laura Marris, and Alice Kaplan on Tuesday, May 5.

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There's a Book for That: Earth Day

What on earth can you do? Plenty! Today commemorates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. On April 22, 1970 millions of people took to the streets to protest industrial pollution. In July of that year, the Environmental Protection Agency was created and now Earth Day is a global event with 192 countries participating. Coordinated by The Earth Day Network, it is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. As we are staying in our homes more, emissions are much- reduced and we are refocused on “what’s necessary.” To support both personal greener living goals as well as global conservation efforts, Penguin Random House publishes many excellent titles; here are a handful of the new, classic and most actionable for all ages to enjoy in the spirit of Earth Day and PRH Green Week.

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Dolly Parton Reads MAX AND THE TAG-ALONG MOON on YouTube and Social Channels (4/23)

Dolly Parton’s weekly “Goodnight With Dolly” series continues as she reads Floyd Cooper’s MAX AND THE TAG-ALONG MOON (Puffin) on Thursday, April 23, at 8:00pm (ET) on YouTube and Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Jeni McFarland In Conversation with Dasha Kelly Hamilton via YouTube (4/23)

Jeni McFarland, author of THE HOUSE OF DEEP WATER (Putnam), will be in conversation with writer Dasha Kelly Hamilton at a virtual event hosted by Boswell Books/The Retreat via YouTube on Thursday, April 23, at 7:00pm (ET).

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A Reading, Talk and Q&A with Jenny Offill about WEATHER via Zoom (4/23)

Jenny Offill, author of WEATHER (Knopf), gives a reading, followed by a conversation and Q&A at a virtual event hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winning Random House author Darin Strauss via Zoom on Thursday, April 23, at 6:00pm (ET).

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John Kenney to Discuss LOVE POEMS FOR ANXIOUS PEOPLE with His Editor Sally Kim via Instagram (4/23)

John Kenney will discuss his latest book, LOVE POEMS FOR ANXIOUS PEOPLE (Putnam), with his editor, Sally Kim, as the debut virtual event for Penguin Presents, a new web series, via Instagram Live on Thursday, April 23, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Random House Virtual Happy Hour: Robert Simonson on Creating the Martini Cocktail via Instagram (4/23)

Robert Simonson, author of THE MARTINI COCKTAIL (Ten Speed Press), among other books, will be featured on Random House’s virtual Happy Hour, showing how to create the martini cocktail via Instagram on Thursday, April 23, at 4:00pm (ET).

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Adam Gidwitz and Emma Otheguy to Discuss THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY via Zoom (4/23)

Adam Gidwitz and Emma Otheguy will speak to educators about the fifth title in the THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY series, THE MADRE DE AGUAS OF CUBA (Dutton Books for Young Readers) via Zoom on Thursday, April 23, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Susan Meissner on “Connecting Women in a Time of Disconnect” Virtual Panel via ELYSIAN Ignite (4/23)

Susan Meissner, whose most recent novel is THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR (Berkley), is will be on a virtual panel, “Connecting Women in a Time of Disconnect,” with fellow Berkley author Kristy Woodson Harvey, via ELYSIAN Ignite online, Thursday, April 23, at 12:00 pm (ET).

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Alexander Halberstadt In Conversation with Masha Gessen via Zoom (4/23)

Alexander Halberstadt, author of YOUNG HEROES OF THE SOVIET UNION (Random House), will be in conversation with National Book Award-winning Riverhead author Masha Gessen (THE FUTURE IS HISTORY: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia), in association with Greenlight Bookstore and the Brooklyn Public Library, via Zoom on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Our L.A. Times Book Prize Winners and Honorees

The winners and honorees of the 40th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced on Friday, April 17, with six titles published by Penguin Random House imprints earning prizes, and two authors on our lists receiving special awards.

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Prepare to be Wowed by These Heroic WW II Women Air Force Pilots

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is Katherine Sharp Landdeck’s THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II, published by Crown on April 21. This remarkable book tells the riveting true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), an elite group of over a thousand women who flew planes for the United States military during World War II.

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A Reading, Talk and Q&A with Chris Bohjalian via Facebook (4/22)

Chris Bohjalian will give a talk about and read from his latest novel, THE RED LOTUS (Doubleday), then answer questions live on the Tall Poppy Writers’ Facebook Group (Note: this is a private group, to must request to join in advance.) on Wednesday, April 22, at 4:00pm (ET).

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Alma Katsu Interviewed About Her Latest Novel via Zoom (4/22)

Alma Katsu, author of THE DEEP (Putnam), will be interviewed and engage in an audience Q&A in association with the St. Saint Louis County Library/HEC Media via Zoom on Wednesday, April 22, at 4:00pm (ET).

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Dr. Cole Discusses How to Boost Your Immunity via Our Health Talks.com (4/22)

Dr. Will Cole, author THE INFLAMMATION SPECTRUM and KETOTARIAN, both published by Avery, will discuss how to boost immunity in the age of COVID-19 in an online event via Our Health Talks.com, on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:00pm (ET).

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Laurie Halse Anderson to Discuss Censorship on Banned Books Week Panel via Facebook Live (4/22)

Laurie Halse Anderson will be in conversation with Betsy Gomez (Banned Books Week Coordinator) and Ellie Diaz (Office of Intellectual Freedom) to discuss censorship and encourage people to start thinking about and participating in Banned Books Week via Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 22, at 1:00 (ET).

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Mark Morris and Wesley Stace in Conversation about Liberating the World of Music and Dance via Crowdcast (4/22)

Famed choreographer Mark Morris will be in conversation with heralded writer/musician Wesley Stace about OUT LOUD (Penguin Press) via Crowdcast on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Afia Atakora Shares Her Writer’s Routine for the Creation of Her Debut Novel via Instagram (4/22)

Afia Atakora, author of CONJURE WOMEN (Random House), is featured on the Random House Writer’s Routine virtual event, where she will share insights into the creation of her first novel and glimpses of her writing space via Instagram on Wednesday, April 22, at 12:30pm.

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Thomas Kostigen Explores the Intersection of Climate Change and COVID-19 in Webinar (4/22)

Thomas Kostigen, author HACKING PLANET EARTH (TarcherPerigee) will be participating in a Harvard Business School Association of Boston virtual event, “How Top Companies, Climate Change and COVID-19 Intersect,” via a Webinar (free for members, $20 for non-members) on Wednesday, April 22, from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm (ET).

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Erik Larson and Christina Baker Kline In Conversation about THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE via Zoom (4/22)

Authors Erik Larson and Christina Baker Kline will talk about Larson’s new book, THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE (Crown) via Zoom on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Sue Monk Kidd Discusses Her New Novel at a Virtual B&N Event via Facebook Live (4/22)

Sue Monk Kidd will discuss her now novel, THE BOOK OF LONGINGS (Viking), at a virtual Barnes & Noble event via Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Jonathan Karl and Mike McCurry Discuss FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW via Crowdcast (4/22)

Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News and author of FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW (Dutton), will be in conversation with Mike McCurry, former White House Press Secretary during the Bill Clinton administration, at a virtual Politics & Prose Live event via Crowdcast on Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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How to Participate in LitWorld’s Global Heart Map Project

Penguin Random House corporate partner LitWorld® has launched a campaign called the Global Heart Map Project. The organization is inviting people everywhere to create and share Heart Maps, to help shape a positive story about global connectedness in these times when so many people are isolated and apart from each other.

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C Pam Zhang Digs into Her Debut Novel as Part of the Antibody Reading Series via Zoom (4/21)

C Pam Zhang , author of HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD (Riverhead), is participating in the Antibody Reading Series, with fellow Penguin Random House novelist Marie-Helene Bertino and poet/essayist Mary-Kim Arnold, in association with Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom at on Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Sue Monk Kidd Discusses Her New Novel via Zoom Live (4/21)

Sue Monk Kidd will discuss her now novel, THE BOOK OF LONGINGS (Viking), with Robin Homonoff and participate in an audience Q&A through A Mighty Blaze via Live Zoom (meeting ID: 339 452 386) on Tuesday, April 21, at 2:00pm (ET).

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Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt Shares THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS on The Riveter (4/21)

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt will be in conversation with The Riveter founder Amy Nelson to discuss THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgiveable (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking) via The Riveter on Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Kiley Reid to Speak About SUCH A FUN AGE via Crowdcast (4/21)

Kiley Reid will speak about her debut novel, SUCH A FUN AGE (Putnam), with Harriett's Bookshop owner Jeannine Cook via Crowdcast (register here) on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30pm (ET).

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Janelle Brown and Julia Phillips Share Stories via Facebook Live (4/21)

Janelle Brown, whose latest novel is PRETTY THINGS (Random House), will be in conversation with Vintage author Julia Phillips at a virtual event hosted by Books Are Magic via Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Random House’s Big Ideas Night Presents National Poetry Month with Virtual Readings via Zoom (4/21)

Random House’s Big Ideas Night presents National Poetry Month with virtual readings from Olivia Gatwood, Nate Marshall, Jana Prikryl, Jenny Zhang, Fatimah Asghar, and Billy Collins via Zoom on Tuesday, April 21, at 8:00pm (ET).

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Andy Greene and Geoff Edgers Discuss Greene’s Book THE OFFICE via Crowdcast (4/21)

Andy Greene presents his new book, THE OFFICE: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s (Dutton) in conversation with The Washington Posts's Geoff Edgers, author of WALK THIS WAY: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever(Blue Rider Press), hosted by Midtown Scholar Bookstore, via Crowdcast on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00pm (ET).

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Erik Larson and Adriana Trigiani In Conversation about THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE via Facebook Live (4/21)

Authors Erik Larson and Adriana Trigiani talk about Larson’s new book, THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE (Crown) via Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00pm (ET).

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Abi Daré Discusses Her Debut Novel via Zoom (4/21)

Join author Abi Daré, along with Read with The Ivy co-hosts Emma Snyder and Marion Winik, to discuss Daré's debut novel THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE (Dutton) via Zoom on Tuesday, April 21, at 4:30pm (ET).

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Lunch & Laugh with Judd Apatow on “Comedy in Quarantine” via Instagram Live (4/21)

Judd Apatow, author SICK IN THE HEAD: Conversations About Life and Comedy (Random House), discusses “comedy in quarantine” on Lunch & Laugh via Instagram Live on Tuesday, April 21, at 12:30pm (ET).

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“Mondays With Michelle Obama,” Story-Times with Penguin Random House and PBS Kids Streaming on YouTube and Facebook, Start Monday, April 20, 12 Noon (ET)

Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced a special collaboration with former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in support of the recently announced “Read Together, Be Together” Penguin Random House literacy initiative and PBS KIDS’ “Read-Along” effort on Facebook and YouTube. On Monday, April 20, at 12 noon (ET), “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will kick off a four-week series of videos that will feature Mrs. Obama reading aloud from beloved children’s books (one book every Monday through May 11). “Mondays with Michelle Obama” (#PBSKIDSRead, #ReadTogetherBeTogether) will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page, and will remain available for viewing on demand on all of those platforms immediately thereafter. The four books Mrs. Obama will read are:

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Friday Reads: Haiku & Sudoku

In these trying times, many people are reading poetry and doing puzzles in order to find comfort and stay mentally fit. Thus, we offer two ancient and ever-popular exports: Haiku and Sudoku. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetic form mastered by Basho and Issa and brought to the West in the 20th century. It’s relaxing to write and to read (especially during National Poetry Month). Sudoku originated in Switzerland, but is a Japanese word – “su” means 'number' and “doku” means 'single.’ Sudoku has deep roots in ancient number puzzles. Both Haiku and Sudoku are said to have intellectual and emotional benefits.

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Enjoy a Virtual Coffee with Kate Bowler on “Dealing with Uncertainty” via Instagram (4/19)

Kate Bowler, author of EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON: And Other Lies I've Loved (Random House), will be featured on Random House’s “Coffee with” virtual event, discussing “dealing with uncertainty” via Instagram on Sunday, April 19, at 11:00am (ET).

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Idra Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh on Translating Poet Garous Abdolmalekian via Zoom (4/18)

Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian, whose latest collection is LEAN AGAINST THIS LATE HOUR (Penguin Books), will be explored by his translators, Idra Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh, as part of the Us & Them Reading Series, via Zoom (meeting ID 584 655 477) on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 pm (ET).

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Sarah Urist Green Hosts a Virtual Happy Hour for Artists via Instagram (4/19)

Sarah Urist Green, author of YOU ARE AN ARTIST: Assignments to Spark Creation (Penguin Books), hosts a “You Are an Artist” virtual Happy Hour, featuring photographer Alec Soth, via Instagram on Saturday, April 19, at 4:00pm (ET).

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Tieghan Gerard Talks Comfort Food on Random Pantry via Instagram (4/18)

Tieghan Gerard, author of HALF BAKED HARVEST SUPER SIMPLE (Clarkson Potter), will be talking about her cookbook and making simple comfort food on Random Pantry via Instagram on Saturday, April 18, at 4:00pm (ET).

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Sonya Lalli to Participate in Festival of Literary Diversity via Zoom (4/18)

Sonya Lalli, author of GROWN-UP POSE and THE MATCHMAKER’S LIST, both published by Berkley, will be a part of with the Festival of Literary Diversity, in conversation with FOLD Artistic Director and book columnist Jael Richardson, at this virtual event, ImagineIt Presents: FOLD Lite via Zoom (to register, click here) on Saturday, April 18, at 2:00pm (ET).

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Josie Silver to Share Her Writer’s Routine via Instagram Live (4/18)

Josie Silver, author THE TWO LIVES OF LYDIA BIRD and ONE DAY IN DECEMBER, both published by Ballantine, will present virtual glimpses of her creative space and writing routine via Instagram Live on Saturday, April 18, at 12:30pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Del Rey Launches New “Del Reydio” Podcast — Listen and Subscribe!

Del Rey, the science fiction and fantasy imprint at Random House Publishing Group, has launched a new imprint podcast: Del Reydio.

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Jon Mooallem to Talk about His Book on the 1964 Alaska Earthquake via Zoom (4/17)

Jon Mooallem, author of THIS IS CHANCE! (Random House), will be in conversation with Jazmine Hughes of The New York Times Magazine, this virtual event hosted by Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom on Friday, April 17, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Join Simon Sinek’s “Book Club with Simon: Part 3” on YouTube Live (4/17)

Simon Sinek, author of START WITH WHY: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Portfolio), presents “Book Club with Simon: Part 3.” Sinek’s book club is reading START WITH WHY and discussing over the course of 6 weekly sessions on YouTube Live, continuing on Friday, April 17 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Cat Deeley to Read Eric Carle’s THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR via Instagram Live

Random House Children’s Books author Cat Deeley will read Eric Carle’s THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR (Philomel Books) as part of #ReadTogetherBeTogether via Instagram Live on Friday, April 17 at 3:00pm (ET).

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Claire Beams Takes Part in a Star Chart Reading via Crowdcast (4/17)

Clare Beams, author of THE ILLNESS LESSON (Doubleday), will appear on Madame Clairevoyant’s Uncharted Territory Wordplay in an afternoon star chart reading with fellow author Claire Comstock-Gay via Crowdcast on Friday, April 17, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Sarah Urist Green Hosts a “You Are an Artist” Discussion on YouTube Livestream (4/17)

Sarah Urist Green, author of YOU ARE AN ARTIST: Assignments to Spark Creation (Penguin Books), hosts a “You Are an Artist” discussion about journeys of creation with author John Green, musician Stuart Hyatt, and artist Gina Beavers via YouTube Livestream on Friday, April 17, at 8:00pm (ET).

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Casey Schwartz and Franklin Foer Talk about Paying Attention via Crowdcast (4/17)

Casey Schwartz, author of ATTENTION: A Love Story (Pantheon), will be in conversation with fellow Penguin Random House author Franklin Foer, this virtual event hosted by Politics & Prose via Crowdcast on Friday, April 16 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Penguin Random House to Publish Digital Cookbook to Aid America’s Restaurants

In an effort to support America’s restaurant industry, Penguin Random House will publish FAMILY MEAL: Recipes from Our Community, a digital-only charitable cookbook, the proceeds of which will benefit restaurants and their workers. The book will go on sale May 5, and is available for preorder now.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

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Enjoy a Virtual Happy Hour with David Lebovitz on Instagram (4/16)

This week’s Random House Happy Hour features David Lebovitz, cookbook author, memoirist, and popular blogger, talking about drinking “the French way,” via Ten Speed Press Instagram , on Thursday April 16, 4:00pm (ET).

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Virtual Lunch and Learn: Ariel Kaye on HOW TO MAKE A HOUSE A HOME via Instagram Live (4/16)

Ariel Kaye, author of HOW TO MAKE A HOUSE A HOME: Creating a Purposeful, Personal Space (Clarkson Potter), is the featured speaker for Random House’s virtual Lunch and Learn, during which Kaye will demonstrate how to create a space that inspires, via Instagram Live on Thursday, April 16 at 12:30pm (ET).

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Iranian Poet Garous Abdolmalekian to Talk About His Poetry on Twitter (4/16)

Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian, whose latest collection is LEAN AGAINST THIS LATE HOUR (Penguin Books), will be in conversation with his translators, Idra Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh, moderated by Poets House's Paolo Javier. The event will be livestreamed on Poets House's Twitter, on April 16 at 2:00 pm (ET), then posted on their Archive, Facebook and YouTube.

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Ariel Lawhon Shares Spy Secrets from Her Latest Novel on Instagram (4/16)

Ariel Lawhon, author of CODE NAME HÉLÈNE (Doubleday), will dive into the twisty tale at the heart of her latest novel via Lemuria Books Instagram on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30pm (ET).

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Dolly Parton Reads LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA on YouTube and Social Channels (4/16)

Dolly Parton’s weekly “Goodnight With Dolly” series continues as she reads Anna Dewdney’s LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA (Viking Books for Young Readers) on Thursday, April 16, at 7:00pm (ET) on YouTube and Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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One World’s Ideas x Action Virtual Event to Feature Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Jackson via Zoom (4/16)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of such titles as THE WATER DANCER and BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME,, will be in conversation with Heather McGhee, an American political commentator and strategist, moderated by One World publisher & editor-in-chief Chris Jackson, in an Ideas x Action virtual event via Zoom (register here) on Thursday, April 16 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Matthew Norman and Ashley Spivey Featured on Facebook Group Book Club (4/16)

Matthew Norman, author of LAST COUPLE STANDING (Ballantine), will be featured on a Facebook Group Book Club Takeover with Ashley Spivey, a contestant on the 15th season of The Bachelor, on Thursday, April 16, at 8:00pm (ET).

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Sarah Menkedick to Discuss Contemporary Motherhood. Sign Up via EventBrite (4/16)

Sarah Menkedick, author of ORDINARY INSANITY: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America (Pantheon), presents a virtual reading and conversation with Jaclyn by Maternal Motherhood NOW, on Thursday, April 16, via EventBrite (sign up here) at 3:00pm (ET)

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There's a Book for That: Award-Winning Poetry

“Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come again in this identical guise.” - Gwendolyn Brooks Are you finding it difficult to get poetry from the news? National Poetry Month is in full swing with virtual readings from poets and the introspection and solace they offer. It’s our hope that poets and their work are finding new fans at this time of crisis. Poetry comes in myriad forms and styles and Penguin Random House publishes the gamut - haiku, sonnets, odes, prose poems, lyric, Instagram, free verse, narrative, translated works, slam poetry…you name it! And we are proud publishers of many award-winning poets and collections, as follows:

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How You Can Join Us to #SaveIndieBookstores

Books have the power to connect and sustain us, particularly in times like these. As ever, Penguin Random House is working to be the best partner, now and in the future, for our bookselling community, and we remain supportive of those retail partners who have been hit hardest by this crisis.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Bestselling Author and “Family Secrets” Host Dani Shapiro Launches New Podcast

Today, Tuesday, April 14, bestselling author Dani Shapiro dropped a new podcast called The Way We Live Now. A daily show that will release fifteen-minute conversations four times a week, The Way We Live Now speaks directly to what we’re all experiencing as we try to navigate a world turned upside-down by COVID-19. The project’s aim is to examine, through personal stories, how life is unfolding as we’re all isolated in our own homes.

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Alma Katsu Delves into THE DEEP via Facebook Live (4/15)

Alma Katsu, author of THE DEEP (Putnam), will read from and talk about her latest novel, in conjunction with San Diego’s Mysterious Galaxy bookstore, for a virtual event via Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Sarah Urist Green Hosts a Discussion about Journeys of Creation on Instagram Livestream (4/15)

Sarah Urist Green, author of YOU ARE AN ARTIST: Assignments to Spark Creation (Penguin Books), hosts a discussion about journeys of creation with author John Green, artist and educator Lonnie Holley, and visual performance artist T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, via Instagram Livestream on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00pm (ET).

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Robert Reich Featured in Virtual Town Hall Event via Crowdcast (4/15)

Robert Reich, author of THE SYSTEM (Knopf), will be the featured speaker in a Civics Series presentation followed by an online audience Q&A as part of a Town Hall Seattle virtual event on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Madison Smartt Bell Discusses His Biography of Robert Stone via Zoom (4/15)

Madison Smartt Bell, author of CHILD OF LIGHT: A Biography of Robert Stone (Doubleday), will discuss his latest book in conversation with Emma Snyder, owner of Baltimore’s Ivy Bookshop via Zoom on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm (ET).

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Headlee, Schuster, and Sweet to Discuss Mental Health and Self Care via Zoom (4/15)

Mental Health and Self Care is the theme of this Random House “Well Enough: Make Wellness Work for You” virtual event, featuring authors Celeste Headlee, Tara Schuster, and Corinne Sweet, moderated by writer and lecturer Rachel Cargle, in a Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Join Amy Jo Burns for a Virtual Author Conversation on Crowdcast (4/15)

Amy Jo Burns, author of SHINER (Riverhead), will be in conversation with fellow writer Anica Mrose Rissi, moderated by Janie Hermann of the Princeton Public Library, via Crowdcast on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Consumer Marketing Launches New “Books Connect Us” Podcast – Listen!

The Consumer Marketing team, in collaboration with colleagues from across Penguin Random House publishing groups, created and launched a new Books Connect Us podcast series. Each show consists of 20- to 30-minute remote conversations, between an author and a specially picked interviewer. They delve into the author's latest book and offer unique perspectives on our current situation. The authors also touch on what they're reading, and why books are an important connective tissue for us all.

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Irby's WOW, NO THANK YOU. An Instant Vintage #1 NY Times Bestseller

Readers looking for a “laugh-out-loud masterpiece.... The perfect read at a time when we all could use a little comic relief” (AP) have found their new favorite book with Samantha Irby’s WOW, NO THANK YOU. Irby’s third collection of personal essays, published on March 31 as a Vintage Paperback Original, debuts on the April 19 New York Times Trade Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller list at #1.

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David Fajgenbaum Probes CHASING MY CURE via Crowdcast (4/14)

The Free Library of Philadelphia presents a virtual in-conversation event with David Fajgenbaum, author of CHASING MY CURE: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope Into Action (Ballantine), via Crowdcast on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30pm (ET).

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Brad Meltzer Reads I AM LEONARDO DA VINCI on Facebook Live (4/14)

As part of the ongoing Read Together, Be Together Virtual Storytime program, Brad Melzter reads I AM LEONARDO DA VINCI (Dial Books for Young Readers) on Facebook Live, Tuesday, April 14, at 3:00pm (ET).

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John Sandford Discusses MASKED PREY on Facebook Live (4/14)

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford, whose latest Lucas Davenport novel is MASKED PREY (Putnam), will participate in a Virtual Livestream Event, in conversation with Barbara Peters, owner of Poisened Pen bookstore, on Facebook Live, Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00pm (PT) / 9:00pm (ET).

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Emily St. John Mandel Gives a Virtual Tour of THE GLASS HOTEL via Crowdcast (4/14)

Emily St. John Mandel will open windows into her latest novel THE GLASS HOTEL (Knopf), with a reading, discussion and audience Q&A, during a Harved Book Store Crowdcast Event on Tuesday, April 14, 7:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Penguin Random House Audio Celebrates National Poetry Month with #PoetryOutLoud

You are invited to follow @PRHAudio on TwitterFacebook and Instagram during April to hear #PoetryOutLoud each day to celebrate National Poetry Month. 

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Fanny Singer Shares Recipes and Stories on Instagram Live (4/10)

Fanny Singer will be in conversation with food writer Tamar Adler about ALWAYS HOME: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories (Knopf), a cookbook and culinary memoir about growing up as the daughter of revered chef/restaurateur Alice Waters, via Books Are Magic Instagram Live (@booksaremagic) on Friday, April 10, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Jan Brett Reads THE EASTER EGG on Facebook Live (4/10)

As part of “Read Together, Be Together Virtual Storytime,” Jan Brett reads her picture book THE EASTER EGG (Putnam Books for Young Readers) on her Facebook page, Friday, April 10, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Victoria Schade Talks About Dogs and WHO RESCUED WHO on Instagram Live (4/10)

Professional dog trainer and novelist Victoria Schade will answer reader questions and talk about her new book WHO RESCUED WHO (Berkley). She will also feature her own dogs and offer training tips on “Live with Doylestown Bookshop” on Instagram Live (@doylestownbookshop, @victoria_schade), Friday, April 10 at 2:00pm (ET).

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Stay at Home Story Time with Oliver Jeffers on Instagram Live (4/10)

Oliver Jeffers,the #1 bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit!, presents a special Stay at Home Story Times series in which he reads his picture books live on Instagram. Jeffers will read THE HUEYS IN IT WASN'T ME (Philomel Books) on Instagram Live (@oliverjeffers) on Friday, April 10, at 2:00pm (ET)

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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There's a Book for That: Autism Acceptance Month

You may know April as Autism Awareness Month, but it’s also Autism Acceptance Month, founded in 2011 by autistic self-advocate Paula Durbin Westby to push back against harmful stereotypes and put the voices of autistic people first. With that in mind, all the books we’re highlighting today are by #actuallyautistic authors, and we couldn’t be more proud to publish them.

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Jacqueline Woodson Reads BROWN GIRL DREAMING on Facebook Live

Join Jacqueline Woodson as she reads her National Book Award-winning BROWN GIRL DREAMING (Nancy Paulsen Books) every week day at 10:30 am (EST) on Facebook Live.

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R.J. Palacio Reads From WONDER on Twitter

R.J. Palacio will read from her #1 New York Times bestselling book WONDER (Random House Children's Books) via #WONDERreadaloud and on Twitter @RJPALACIO, every week day at 12:00pm (EDT).

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WaterBrook & Multnomah Author Mike Donehey Delivers an Easter Message on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (4/9)

An Easter Message from WaterBrook & Multnomah author Mike Donehey will be delivered on Facebook (@MikeDoneheyAuthor), Twitter (@MikeDonehey) and Instagram (@MikeDonehey) on Thursday, April 9, at 6:00pm (ET).

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Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer Read THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON on Instagram Live (4/9)

In a Read Together, Be Together virtual storytelling event, Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer read THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON (Random House Children’s Books) on Instagram Live (www.instagram.com/alancummingsnaps ) on Thursday, April 9, 3:00pm (ET).

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Rachel Lance Dives into Her Book IN THE WAVES via Zoom (4/9)

Rachel Lance, author of IN THE WAVES: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine (Dutton) appears on Duke University Libraries: Online Book Talk, via Zoom (@underwaterlance), on Thursday, April 9, at 7:00pm (ET).

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Lisa Gardner Reveals 5 Things Readers Should Know About WHEN YOU SEE ME on Facebook Live (4/9)

Bestselling author Lisa Gardner will reveal five things you should know about her most recent book, WHEN YOU SEE ME (Dutton), and she will also be taking questions from readers on Facebook Live (@LisaGardnerBks), Thursday, April 9, at 1:00 pm (EDT).

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Dolly Parton Reads COAT OF MANY COLORS on YouTube and Social Channels (4/9)

Dolly Parton’s weekly “Goodnight With Dolly” series continues as she reads her book COAT OF MANY COLORS , illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes (Grosset & Dunlap) on Thursday, April 9, at 7:00pm (ET) on YouTube and Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Attention Gamers: Minecraft “Lunch and Learn” for Your Kids and You on Instagram Live (4/9)

Random House presents a “Lunch and Learn” focused on Minecraft, education on the game your kids (and some of you) love, live on Instagram, Thursday, April 9, 12:30 pm (ET).

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Afia Atakora’s CONJURE WOMEN Named New Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick

Barnes & Noble announced this morning that CONJURE WOMEN by Afia Atakora (Random House) is the April B&N Book Club pick. This lush, unforgettable debut novel is on sale today. On Monday, May 4, at 7:00 pm (ET), Atakora will be live on B&N Instagram in conversation with bestselling Random House author Amy Bloom.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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PRHPS Clients Blue Star, Charlesbridge, North Atlantic Three PW 2020 Fast-Growing Indie Publishers

Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) is celebrating three of its clients earning coveted places on Publishers Weekly's 2020 ranking of "Fast-Growing Independent Publishers." Blue Star Press, Charlesbridge Publishing, and North Atlantic Books are among the ten "small" houses selected for the annual list, published in the April 6 issue, based on their respective sales results and momentum.

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Enjoy Laura Hankin’s HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT Hangout on Instagram Live (4/8)

Laura Hankin hosts her HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT Hangout, a weekly music break for parents and kids (geared towards pre-schoolers), beginnnig on Wednesday, April 8, 2:30pm (EDT) on Instagram Live (@laurahankin),

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Rebecca Dinerstein Knight to Talk About HEX on Instagram Live (4/8)

Rebecca Dinerstein Knight is being interviewed by Amy Haimerl, founder of the Shady Ladies Literary Society, on Wednesday, April 8, 3:00 - 3:20 pm (ET) via Instagram Live.

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R.J. Palacio Reads From WONDER and WE’RE ALL WONDERS (TODOS SOMOS ÚNICOS ) on Twitter (4/8)

R.J. Palacio reads from her #1 New York Times bestselling book WONDER (Random House Children’s Books) via #WONDERreadaloud and on Twitter @RJPALACIO, every week day at 12:00pm (EDT). Palacio will also be reading from the Spanish edition of WE’RE ALL WONDERS (TODOS SOMOS ÚNICOS) on Wednesday, April 8, at 3:00pm (EDT).

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Robert Kolker Discusses HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD on Zoom and Twitter (4/8)

Books Are Magic presents Robert Kolker, author of HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD (Doubleday), in conversation with fellow author Susannah Cahalan on Zoom and Twitter on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:00pm (EDT).

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Susan Meissner to Discuss THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR and AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN on Facebook Live (4/8)

Susan Meissner will be talking to readers about THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR (Berkley) and also about AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN, her novel of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, live on her Facebook Author Page beginning at 8:00pm (ET).

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R. Eric Thomas Shares His Writing Routine on Instagram (4/8)

R. Eric Thomas delves into the writing of his first book, HERE FOR IT (Ballantine) on Wednesday, April 8, at 11:00am (ET) on Istragram. Through Writer’s Routine, Random House’s Instagram photo series, authors invite readers into their creative spaces, share their writing routines, and give exclusive insights into their books.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Liz Lawson to Launch THE LUCKY ONES on Instagram Live (4/7)

Liz Lawson is launching her new YA novel, THE LUCKY ONES (Delacorte Press) on Tuesday, April 7, 3:00pm (ET) on Instagram Live.

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“In the Middle of It All” Webinar Features Nic Stone, Rebecca Stead and Tae Keller (4/7)

Random House Children’s Books authors Nic Stone, Rebecca Stead and Tae Keller will be talking about their latest books on Booklist’s “In the Middle of It All: Books for the Middle Grade Reader in All of Us" webinar on Tuesday, April 7, at 2:00pm (ET). Registration is free. Sign up here.

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Candace Fleming Gets Real on #TrueStuffTuesday, Instagram Live (4/7)

Candace Fleming will talk about her latest book, THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH (Schwartz & Wade) on #TrueStuffTuesday, on Instagram Live every Tuesday at 2:00pm (ET). beginning on April 7,

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R.J. Palacio Reads From WONDER on Twitter

R.J. Palacio will read from her #1 New York Times bestselling book WONDER (Random House Children's Books) via #WONDERreadaloud and on Twitter @RJPALACIO, every week day at 12:00pm (EDT).

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Susan Meissner to Discuss Her Novel THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR via Facebook Live (4/7)

Susan Meissner appears on the “Great Thoughts, Great Readers” program to talk about THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR (Berkley) via Facebook Live, Tuesday, April 7, at 1:00 pm (ET).

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Peter Walsh Demonstrates How to Say Goodbye to Clutter on Instagram Live (4/7)

Enjoy a Lunch & Learn virtual program with Peter Walsh, decluttering guru and author of LET IT GO: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life (Rodale). He will demonstrate how to say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply, going through his easy-to-use guide to downsizing on Instagram Live (@randomhouse), Tuesday, April 7, at 12:30pm (ET).

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Big Ideas Night Presents “Parenting with Lisa Damour, Kristen Howerton, Cara Natterson and Judith Warner” on Zoom (4/7)

Random House’s Big Ideas Night presents “Parenting with Lisa Damour, Kristen Howerton, Cara Natterson, and Judith Warner,” live on Zoom, April 7 at 8:00pm (ET).

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Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt on THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS, Instagram Live (4/7)

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt will be in conversation with Chris Williams, one of the she persons interviewed for THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgiveable (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking) on Instagram Live (@katherineschwarzenegger), Tuesday, April 7, 5:00pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now you can help promote them. You can share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Friday Reads: National Poetry Month!

“In these times, poetry speaks from one isolate to another, connects strangers, links up people who are otherwise disconnected, speaks from one solitude to another.”

—Edward Hirsch

  Welcome National Poetry Month… Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world, marking poetry's important place in our lives. Now, as we face unprecedented circumstances, National Poetry Month has taken on new meaning as more and more people turn to poems for inspiration, solace and strength. Here to help bring beauty, truth and transcendence into your daily life are a handful of newly published poetry volumes:

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Michael Symon Shares Cooking Tips on Random Pantry (4/4)

Michael Symon, James Beard Award-winning chef, Clarkson Potter author and restaurant owner, will share cooking tips on Random Pantry, Saturday, April 4 at 4:00pm (EDT).

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Enjoy “Coffee with John Meacham” on Instagram (4/5)

Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such Random House books as THE SOUL OF AMERICA, will be on “Coffee with…” on Sunday, April 5 at 11:00am (EDT) on Instagram @RandomHouse.

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Laura Vanderkam Launches Timely Podcast: “The New Corner Office”

On April 1, author Laura Vanderkam launched a daily podcast called The New Corner Office, which she describes as a way to “share strategies for thriving in the new world of work.” From to-do lists to home office design to strategic career decisions, episodes will drop every weekday and feature a quick tip, strategy or answer to a listener question. “My goal,” Vanderkam tells listeners, “is to help you succeed in the modern workplace, where ideas matter more than ever, but shoes might be optional.”

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now with this new daily feature on Igloo, you can help promote them. Scroll below to see how you can highlight and share the ones you’re most excited about — or the full day’s line-up — with your family, friends, and followers on social media.

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Girls Write Now Honors Robyn Crawford on Facebook Live (4/3)

Robyn Crawford, author of A SONG FOR YOU: My Life With Whitney Houston (Dutton), is being honored with an Agent of Change Award at a special Girls Write Now virtual event. Crawford will give a short speech and participate in a Q&A. Girls Write Now mentees will also be presenting their original work. Tune in via Facebook Live on Friday April 3, 6:00pm (EDT).

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Bess Kalb to Discuss NOBODY WILL TELL YOU THIS BUT ME on Facebook Live (4/3)

Bess Kalb will talk about NOBODY WILL TELL YOU THIS BUT ME: A True (As Told to Me) Story (Knopf) at Booksmith Bookstore event on Facebook Live on Friday, April 3, 7:00pm (PDT).

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Public Libraries Across the U.S. Extend Services Online and Offer Community Outreach

While many public libraries nationwide have closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, they continue to serve their communities virtually 24/7 with library staff doing what is necessary to support the informational, educational, and recreational needs and interests of their public. Here are some highlights of public libraries extending their service, stewardship, and community outreach:

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Emily Oster Discusses WFH While Taking Care of Kids on Instagram Live (4/3)

Emily Oster, author of CRIBSHEET: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, From Birth to Pre-School (Penguin Books), discusses working from home while taking care of kids with Caroline Brown of women's clothing brand M.M. LaFleur on Instagram Live on Friday, April 3 at 12:30pm (EDT).

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R.J. Palacio Reads WONDER on Twitter (4/3)

R.J. Palacio will read from her #1 New York Times bestselling book WONDER (Random House Children's Books) via #WONDERreadaloud and on Twitter @RJPALACIO, every week day, beginning Friday, April 3, 12:00pm (EDT).

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Tad Hills Launches RHCB Art School on Instagram Live (4/3)

Tad Hills, author of the DUCK & GOOSE series (Schwartz & Wade), will be featured on the launch of the Random House Children’s Books Art School. RHCB illustrators will give virtual drawing classes from their bestselling book on Instagram Live and IGTV (@RandomHouseKids), beginning with Tad Hills on Friday, April 3, 1:00 PM (EDT).

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Ken Follett Q&A on Facebook Live (4/3)

Beloved bestselling Viking/Penguin author Ken Follett will answer questions fans are leaving in the comments section of this post on his official Facebook page on Facebook Live, Friday, April 3 at 11:00am (EDT).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now with this new daily feature on Igloo, you can help promote them. Scroll below to see how you can highlight and share the ones you’re most excited about — or the full day’s line-up — with your family, friends, and followers on social media.

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There's a Book for That: April Fools Day

"Humor is just another defense against the universe." –Mel Brooks It’s April Fool’s Day and humor is playing a big role in how we are coping these days. From social media memes to videos to our favorite comedians, poignant fun is being poked at us humans and shared left and right. In light of this levity in a serious time, here are some of the most popular comic memoirs and collections Penguin Random House has to offer:

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Join Simon Sinek’s “Book Club with Simon: Part 1” on YouTube Live (4/3)

Simon Sinek, author of START WITH WHY: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Portfolio), is launching “Book Club with Simon: Part 1.” Sinek's book club will read START WITH WHY and discuss over the course of 6 weekly sessions on YouTube Live, beginning Friday, April 3, 3:00pm (ET).

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Ransom Riggs Reads Adam Rubin’s HIGH FIVE on Facebook Live (4/3)

Ransom Riggs (@ransomriggs), author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, reads HIGH FIVE by Adam Rubin (Dial Books for Young Readers) on Facebook Live on Friday, April 3, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Dolly Parton Reads THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD, Broadcast on YouTube and Social Channels (4/2)

Dolly Parton will be reading a children’s book for bedtime every Thursday evening over the course of a 10-week series entitled “Goodnight With Dolly,” beginning on Thursday April 2 at 7:00pm (ET). The first book Dolly will be reading is THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD 90th Anniversary edition by Watty Piper, introduction by Dolly Parton, illustrated by Dan Santat (Grosset & Dunlap). To see and hear Dolly read, go to YouTube or Imagination Library’s official social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Amanda Eyre Ward Discusses THE JETSETTERS on Instagram Live (4/2)

Amanda Eyre Ward will discuss her new book, THE JETSETTERS (Ballantine), on Instagram Live, hosted by the Texas Book Festival ,Thursday, April 2, 1:30pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events and How To Share Them On Social

Connecting readers with our books and authors during the coronavirus outbreak and this period of social distancing is more important than ever. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events each day, and now with this new daily feature on Igloo, you can help promote them. Scroll below to see how you can highlight and share the ones you’re most excited about — or the full day’s line-up — with your family, friends, and followers on social media.

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Big Ideas Night: The Asian American Experience with Cathy Park Hong, Kevin Nguyen, and Mira Jacob (4/2)

Big Ideas Night presents “The Asian American Experience” with Cathy Park Hong and Kevin Nguyen, moderated by Mira Jacob, live on Crowdcast, Thursday, April 2, at 8:00pm (EST).

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Jami Curl Shares Recipes from BAKING GOLD (4/2)

Jami Curl will discuss and share recipes from BAKING GOLD (Ten Speed Press) on Random Pantry on Thursday, April 2 at 4:00pm (EST) on Instragram @RandomHouse.

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Jacqueline Woodson to Read From EACH KINDNESS (4/2)

Jacqueline Woodson (@Jacqueline.Woodson) will read EACH KINDNESS (Nancy Paulsen Books) Thursday, April 2, on Facebook Live at 3:00pm (ET).

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Dan Harris Talks About MEDITATION FOR FIDGETY SKEPTICS (4/2)

Dan Harris will discuss his book MEDITATION FOR FIDGETY SKEPTICS (Speigel & Grau/Random House) on Lunch & Learn at 12:30pm (EST) on Instragram @RandomHouse.

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Gail Simmons Reads Julia Sarcone-Roach’s THERE ARE NO BEARS IN THIS BAKERY (4/1)

Gail Simmons reads THERE ARE NO BEARS IN THIS BAKERY by Julia Sarcone-Roach (Knopf Books for Young Readers) on Instragram Live on Wednesday, April 1, at 3:00pm (ET).

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Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt to Discuss THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS (4/1)

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt will be talking about her book, THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS (Pamela Dorman Books), as part of San Diego Women's Week Virtual Conversations, on Facebook Live Talk (Wednesday, April 1, 4:00pm ET). To register, click here. Share this event with your friends and family.

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Three PRH Authors Win Windham-Campbell Prizes

Penguin Random House authors won three of eight prestigious Windham-Campbell Prizes. The awards are administered by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University and aim to recognize the literary achievement of talented English language writers from around the world. Each winner will receive $165,000 to give them the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.

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Andrea Lawlor and Jia Tolentino Win 2020 Whiting Awards

The Whiting Awards were established in 1985 to reward emerging writers for early-career achievements and encourage their continued pursuit of literary excellence. This year, PRH authors were among the winners in the Fiction and Nonfiction categories and will be awarded $50,000 by the Whiting Foundation. Though the planned awards ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19, the foundation is planning a celebration for the winners with Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl for later this year.

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Friday Reads: His Holiness The Dalai Lama

This week saw the publication of the Dalai Lama’s first book for children, THE SEED OF COMPASSION, inspired by his own childhood. His Holiness is also in the news in support of India’s recently announced efforts to combat the spread of the corona virus. In an open letter he wrote: “Since Himachal Pradesh has been my home for almost 60 years, I naturally feel an affinity for its people. Therefore, as a token of respect and sympathy, I am making a donation from the Gaden Phodrang Trust of the Dalai Lama to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in order to contribute to providing essential supplies like food and medicine for the poor and needy members of the community.”

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Helping Our Authors (And You) Help Our Indie Booksellers

Many of our caring authors are asking us how they can assist independent booksellers. Penguin Random House Sales colleagues are offering a wealth of suggestions, many of which you can adapt and implement to help support our accounts.

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Apple TV+ Adapts Bestselling Novel DEFENDING JACOB Into Miniseries. Watch the Trailer!

Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for their adaptation of William Landay's bestselling novel DEFENDING JACOB (Delacorte Press/Bantam). The eight-part series stars Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery as parents of a teen boy accused of a gruesome act. The first three episodes will premiere on Friday, April 24 exclusively on Apple TV+.

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There's a Book for That: March Debuts

As we are all spending more time than ever at home, books are providing much-needed comfort, escape and inspiration. This month Penguin Random House published an impressive list of debut titles. We’re including author photos and biographical info so you can learn a little about them as well as see what they are up to online:

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For Fans of “The Office” TV Series, Andy Greene’s New Book is Your Companion for “Binge Re-Watching”

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is Andy Greene’s “epic oral history of The Office” (Men’s Journal) THE OFFICE: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, launching this week from Dutton with buzzy national publicity, including coverage from The New York Times Book Review, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Associated Press, A.V. Club, Vulture and more.

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Alex Kotlowitz’s AN AMERICAN SUMMER Wins J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism have announced the winners of the 2020 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards, and author Alex Kotlowitz won this year's $10,000 book prize for AN AMERICAN SUMMER: Love and Death in Chicago. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday/Anchor). The prize honors superb examples of nonfiction writing and original research dedicated to a topic of American political or social concern.

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Friday Reads: Calm

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health. - Dalai Lama We are all after the balm that can keep us calm… may we suggest these soothing books for your weekend?

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Check Out New Read it Forward Podcast “The Adaptables” – Listen and Share!

Read It Forward’s newest podcast, The Adaptables, just launched on Apple Podcasts. “We love to watch what we read” is the slogan for this creative production that dives into readers’ favorite book-to-screen adaptations. Beginning with Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu, listen to Emma Shafer and Abbe Wright chat with authors and insiders, including LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE author Celeste Ng herself, about the makings of a great adaptable book, why watching and reading are important self-care rituals, and more.

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Brightly Launches “Reading Through It Together,” Penguin Kids Debuts LIVE Story Time

Brightly, our website dedicated to helping parents and educators find books and reading tips for every age and stage of a child’s life, has launched a new portal, Reading Through It Together, as Penguin Kids debuts LIVE Story Time Read Aloud, hosted online across Penguin Kids' Instagram and Facebook pages.

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There's a Book for That: Spring!

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ― Pablo Neruda   The poet speaks the truth! The first day of Spring is tomorrow, March 19 It seems we could all use a breather and – always - more beauty in words. With flowers as our guide, please enjoy this Spring book bouquet of novels and memoirs for your seasonal reading:

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PRH Sets Interim Discounted Digital-Book Library Program For Online Patrons, Educators, And Students

To further encourage book reading, especially among students, and to support school and public libraries that are closed with the escalating CV-19 outbreak, Penguin Random House will discount the prices of the e-book and audio book titles sold through wholesalers to these institutions. This discounting begins immediately and will be in effect for a 90-day period.

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Bring French Cuisine Into Your Kitchen with Melissa Clark

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is here, and it's a delicious one. This week, we're celebrating DINNER IN FRENCH, published by Clarkson Potter. In this cookbook, New York Times star food columnist Melissa Clark breaks down the new French classics with 150 recipes that reflect a modern yet distinctly French sensibility. Just as Julia Child brought French cooking to twentieth-century America, Melissa Clark brings French cooking into the twenty-first century.

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NBCC "Best": Danticat, Keefe, Miller

After the day-long cascading news of disruptions emanating from the escalating impact of COVID-19, it was truly cheering to learn on Thursday night, that the prestigious National Book Critics Circle is honoring three of our titles as the "best" books published in 2019 in their respective categories.

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Delacorte Press and Underlined Collaborate to Launch New Young Adult Paperback Imprint

Delacorte Press is launching a new original young adult trade paperback program, it was announced by Beverly Horowitz, Senior Vice President & Publisher, Delacorte Press. The titles, releasing monthly in both print and electronic formats beginning this spring, will be a mix of thriller, romance, and horror, published under a new paperback imprint called Underlined. It represents a collaboration between Delacorte Press and Underlined, the Random House Children’s Books online community for young adult books and creative writing. Wendy Loggia, Senior Executive Editor at Delacorte Press, will lead the publishing program.

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How Dutton’s Lindsey Rose Helps Her Authors Achieve Their Visions

Since joining Penguin Random House in January 2019, Dutton Executive Editor Lindsey Rose has worked with a diverse range of authors, including Abi Daré, whose powerful voice-driven Nigeria-set debut THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE became an instant New York Times bestseller and #ReadWithJenna Today Show book club pick. Among Rose’s other authors and their books: Andrew Hunter Murray’s near-future thriller The Last Day; S.K Barnett’s twisty psychological suspense novel Safe; Ros Anderson’s deeply thoughtful feminist novel about the rise of artificial intelligence, The Hierarchies; David Klass’s fast-paced eco-thriller Out of Time; and #1 internationally bestselling author Tara Moss’s glamorous post-WWII historical novel The War Widow. In this Three Questions for an Editor interview, Lindsey details the scope of her editorial approach, delves into the process of working with debut novelist Abi Daré, and shares why Dutton is best publishing home to ply her editorial trade.

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There's a Book for That: Brothers and Sisters

"Every night my hands grasped the side of our ladder as my feet propelled me higher and higher, until I reached the top. In the dark, secured by my pillow, my blankie, and the quiet company of my little brother below, I was ready for sleep." - Diane Keaton, BROTHER & SISTER As the New York Times bestselling memoir by Diane Keaton, BROTHER & SISTER, illustrates, the brother-sister relationship is unique - sometimes fraught with worry, envy, guilt and grief. Generally speaking, the bond between brother and sister is not as widely represented in film and literature as the bond between brothers or between sisters. With that in mind, this week we explore the brother-sister relationship as portrayed in the following books for adults and children:

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Random House and Investigation Discovery Launch ID BOOK CLUB

Random House and Investigation Discovery, the #1 channel for women in America, today announced an exclusive partnership: the ID BOOK CLUB. Creating a storytelling experience that unites books with the small screen, the ID BOOK CLUB offers fans another avenue to immerse themselves in a high-stakes world of crime and justice. Featuring two new books published by Random House each quarter for fans to read and discuss online, all ID BOOK CLUB selections will be signified with a special book club seal. Pulling from its deep library of gripping, true-crime programming, ID will continually serve up corresponding content on its TV Everywhere platform, ID GO, while Random House has an enriching catalog of true crime, mystery and thriller titles for readers and viewers alike to further the reading experience.

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Featured Author Event: Peter Heller (Denver, Colorado)

Penguin Random House colleagues in the Denver area are invited to hear author Peter Heller discuss his most recent book THE RIVER (Knopf/Vintage) on Wednesday, March 11. This reading and book signing will be held at the Tattered Cover Bookstore (2526 East Colfax Avenue) beginning at 7:00 pm.

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How Whitney Frick Helped Glennon Doyle Shape UNTAMED: “A Way Forward for All of Us”

In her “Dear Reader” editor’s note that opens the galley of Glennon Doyle’s UNTAMED, The Dial Press Editorial Director Whitney Frick wrote, in part, “When a colleague at Random House finished reading UNTAMED, she said to me, ‘Whit, I turned the last page of this book and I felt like I could jump off the roof of the building and fly.’”

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Featured Authors: Debut Novelists Clare Beams and Emily Beyda (Washington, D.C.)

PRH staffers in the vicinity of D.C. are invited to attend a talk featuring two of our debut novelists, Doubleday authors Clare Beams and Emily Beyda. They will be discussing and signing their latest respective releases, THE ILLNESS LESSON and THE BODY DOUBLE, at Politics & Prose Bookstore @ Union Market (1270 5th Street NE) on Tuesday, March 10, beginning at 7:00 pm.

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Our Author Celeste Ng and We Need Diverse Books Partner to Launch Adult Publishing Internship Grants

Celeste Ng, #1 New York Times bestselling author of LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE and EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU, has partnered with We Need Diverse Books, a national grassroots organization that advocates for diversity in children’s literature, to launch two new internship grants in adult publishing. These grants aim to make internships and the pathways to careers in publishing more accessible to those from diverse backgrounds.

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Friday Reads: Maira Kalman

"The book. Calming object. Held in the hand." ― Maira Kalman Maira Kalman has done it again! With her latest illustrated edition, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Gertrude Stein, fans and newcomers are invited into a literary classic via the brilliant artistry of Maira Kalman! Kalman's palette, wit and whimsy are on full display in the books published by Penguin Random House. She has created books for all ages about artists, suffragists, American presidents, philosophy, dogs…even cake! THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS joins the library of Kalman's other illustrated classics such as those by Michael Pollan and Strunk and White. Find out more about her here and treat yourself to this absolutely delightful video of Maira Kalman as Alice B. Toklas.

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Debuting Today: Netflix Film SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL Based on Ace Atkins' Bestseller - Watch the Trailer!

Ace Atkins’ New York Times bestselling thriller, SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL, previously published by Putnam as ROBERT B. PARKER’S WONDERLAND, has been adapted into a film, releasing on Netflix today, March 6. Mark Wahlberg stars as Spenser, an ex-cop sent to prison after being framed, with Alan Arkin playing alongside him as Henry Cimoli, Spenser’s longtime friend and old boxing coach, who needs his help. The film also stars Winston Duke as Hawk and Post Malone as Spenser’s prison inmate and nemesis.

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Our Finalists for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced its 5-title shortlist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, featuring three books published by Penguin Random House imprints and one book published by a Penguin Random House Publisher Services publisher client.

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There's a Book for That: Women's History Month

Welcome March and Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress designated the month of March “Women’s History Month.” While women’s rights and issues have continued to see progress, there is more to do. The Equal Rights Amendment has yet to become part of the United States Constitution. 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote. In an election year that has seen a record number of women make a bid for the presidency, it’s a good time to visit the past, present and future of women’s rights:

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Three PRH Authors Shortlisted for 2020 Lukas Book Prize

Of the five authors shortlisted for this year's J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, three are published by Penguin Random House imprints. This prestigious award – sponsored by the Nieman Foundation and Columbia Journalism School – recognizes outstanding nonfiction books that highlight issues of political or social concern in the U.S. The winner receives a $10,000 prize.

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Why C. J. Box Readers Love Game Warden Joe Pickett: “He has flaws. He makes mistakes. He’s no Superman.”

#1 New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box’s LONG RANGE, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons on March 3, is his 20th Joe Pickett novel. Mr. Box has written an intriguing new mystery in which our favorite Wyoming game warden must investigate an attempted murder committed from a confoundingly long distance. The search for the would-be assassin becomes personal when Joe’s best friend, Nate Romanowski – just as he’s adjusting to the arrival of his first child – is suspected of the crime. It’s a race against the clock as Joe tries to clear Nate’s name and identify the real shooter. Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.

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Yiyun Li Wins PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

PEN America, the U.S. chapter of the world’s leading international literary-human rights organization, announced the winners of its annual Literary Awards last night, March 2, at a ceremony in Manhattan. Yiyun Li won the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for her novel, WHERE REASONS END, published by Random House in February 2019.

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PRH Audio Wins 6 Audie Awards

Penguin Random House Audio took home six awards at the 25th annual Audie Awards® last night, March 2, in Manhattan, including two Audies for Michelle Obama's BECOMING. PRH Audio won 4 more of these coveted annual peer prizes, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association trade group.

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PRH Imprints Publish 5 of 13 International Booker Prize Longlisted Titles

The 2020 International Booker Prize longlist has been announced, and five of its thirteen titles have been published, or are forthcoming, from Penguin Random House imprints in the U.S. and the U.K. The prize annually awards one author and their translator £50,000 for their outstanding work of fiction. The shortlist for the prize will be announced on April 2, and the winner on May 19.

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Featured Author Event: John Feinstein (Washington, D.C.)

Penguin Random House employees and college basketball fans in the vicinity of Washington, D.C. are invited to attend an author event scheduled just in time for March Madness. Doubleday author John Feinstein will be discussing his latest book, THE BACK ROADS TO MARCH, on Monday, March 2 at the Politics and Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW). The event begins at 7:00 pm.

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Friday Reads: Winston Churchill

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, whose courage and conviction as Prime Minister led Britain to an allied victory in the Second World War, is once-again part of our cultural conversation due to Erik Larson’s new book, THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz. To learn more about the full life of Winston Churchill, we’ve gathered many hours’ worth of fine reading about the visionary leader.

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Edwidge Danticat First Two-Time Winner of The Story Prize

Edwidge Danticat has won The Story Prize for her short-fiction collection, EVERYTHING INSIDE (Alfred A. Knopf). Her 2005 book THE DEW BREAKER (Vintage) won the inaugural award competition, making her the first ever two-time winner of The Story Prize. At this year’s awards ceremony, held on Wednesday, February 26, at the New School in Manhattan, Danticat received $20,000 and an engraved silver bowl.

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Netflix Film Based on Jennifer Niven’s ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES Debuts Today – Watch the Trailer!

Jennifer Niven’s acclaimed New York Times bestselling book, ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, has been adapted into a film, released globally on Netflix today, February 28. Elle Fanning portrays Violet Markey and Justice Smith plays Theodore Finch – two teens who find each other while standing on the edge. The film is directed by Brett Haley. Jennifer Niven and Liz Hannah penned the screenplay.

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Featured Author Event: Darra Goldstein (San Francisco)

To our Bay Area colleagues: Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear Darra Goldstein discuss her latest book BEYOND THE NORTH WIND: Russia in Recipes and Lore (Ten Speed Press) in conversation with Margo True, the food editor at Sunset Magazine. The event will begin at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 29 at Omnivore Books (3885a Cesar Chavez St.) in San Francisco.

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There's a Book for That: Pandemics

This week’s headlines warn that the world could be on the brink of a coronavirus pandemic. As we try to stay informed, and monitor the latest updates, the following books serve to remind us that humans have confronted deadly viruses and epidemics throughout history:

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Our Finalists for the 2019 Nebula Awards

The Nebula Awards annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published the previous year in the U.S. Three of our authors published by Penguin Random House imprints received nominations for their outstanding writing in the sci-fi/fantasy space.

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Riverhead and Read it Forward's Podcast "Marlon and Jake Read Dead People" Passes 75,000 Downloads

In January, we introduced the new Riverhead and Read it Forward podcast MARLON AND JAKE READ DEAD PEOPLE. Hosted by Man Booker Prize-winning and internationally bestselling author Marlon James and his editor, Jake Morrissey, the podcast features their no-holds-barred literary conversations about works by dead authors.

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Featured Author Event: Steven Levy (Manhattan)

Penguin Random House employees are invited to attend a discussion with author Steven Levy. He will be discussing his new Blue Rider Press title, FACEBOOK: The Inside Story , with Issie Lapowsky, senior reporter for Protocol, on Thursday, February 27, at Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side (2289 Broadway) in Manhattan. The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

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Toni Morrison and Elaine Welteroth, JUST MERCY Film, Win NAACP Image Awards

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were presented during a nationally televised broadcast from Los Angeles on Saturday, February 22, with Penguin Random House authors Toni Morrison and Elaine Welteroth, as well as the film based on Bryan Stevenson’s JUST MERCY (Spiegel & Grau/Random House), among the winners. The NAACP Image Awards are considered by many to be our country’s preeminent recognition celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the popular arts.

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Friday Reads: Artificial Intelligence in Fiction

Do you feel intrigued, perplexed even overwhelmed by artificial intelligence and the role it plays in our lives and will in our future? If so, perhaps a foray into fiction about AI will alleviate, illuminate? AI’s possibilities have activated the imaginations of some of our most exciting writers. We recommend you program your weekend with these classic and contemporary, perhaps prescient, novels: 

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Our 2020 LA Times Book Prizes Finalists and Honorees

The finalists and honorees for the 40th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced this week, and 19 titles published by Penguin Random House imprints are nominees, and two authors on our lists are selected for special awards: 

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Dan Brown, #1 NYT Bestselling Author, to Publish Debut Picture Book, WILD SYMPHONY, with RHCB

Rodale Kids, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will publish WILD SYMPHONY, a picture book by Dan Brown, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code, it was announced by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books. Brown’s debut picture book will be accompanied by his first official music release since his writing career began—a children’s classical music album that enhances the read-aloud into a multisensory experience for children and adults to listen to and read together. WILD SYMPHONY will release on September 1, 2020, with a first printing of 150,000 copies, and is set to publish in 27 countries and counting. 

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Our 27 Finalists for the 2020 IACP Awards

The International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced the finalists of its prestigious IACP awards, which recognize the very best food writing and publishing of the year. This year, Penguin Random House imprints received 27 nominations for books, authors, and editors from Ten Speed Press, Lorena Jones Books, Clarkson Potter Books, Alfred A. Knopf, Doubleday, and Random House as well as TASTE, our publisher-agnostic digital magazine.  Ten Speed Press and Clarkson Potter continue to lead the industry with the most nominations of any publisher. The winners will be selected at the annual IACP conference on Saturday, March 28 in Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information visit: https://www.iacp.com/awards/2020-iacp-cuisinart-award-finalists/  Congratulations and good luck to all! 

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The Making of WHISTLEBLOWER: A Story of Courage and Perseverance

Our latest Igloo Book Buzz selection is Susan Fowler’s WHISTLEBLOWER: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber, published this week by Viking.  Susan Fowler was just twenty-five years old when her blog post describing the sexual harassment and retaliation she’d experienced at Uber riveted the nation. Her post would eventually lead to the ousting of Uber’s CEO, but its ripples extended far beyond that, as her courageous choice to attach her name to the post inspired other women to speak publicly about their experiences. 

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There's a Book for That: Education

“While utterly beautiful, endlessly varied, and thoroughly transfixing, language can also be frustrating, confusing, exasperating, and unforgiving.” ― Edward M. Hallowell, Driven to Distraction   As readers, we are always learning and this week we are getting specific about education in America. The following books include some of the latest and greatest in the category from experts in the field:  

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Featured Author Event: Jenny Offill (Los Angeles)

Colleagues in the vicinity of Los Angeles: don't miss this exciting event! Author Jenny Offill will be discussing her newest Knopf book, WEATHER, with Nate DiMeo, creator of the The Memory Palace podcast, on Wednesday, February 19, at Skylight Books (1818 N Vermont Ave.) in L.A. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude with a Q&A and book signing.  

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Our Longlisted Books for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced its 10-title longlist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, which includes three books published by Penguin Random House imprints and one book published by a Penguin Random House Publisher Services publisher client.  The five finalists will be announced in March. The winner will be named in April and presented with a $15,000 prize at the 40th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award ceremony on Monday, May 4, in Washington, DC.

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Featured Author Event: Melvin I. Urofsky (Washington, D.C.)

Colleagues who will be in the vicinity of our nation’s capital this weekend take note: author Melvin I. Urofsky is discussing his new Knopf book, THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PUZZLE, on Saturday, February 15, at Politics & Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW) in Washington, D.C.   This free event begins at 6:00 p.m.  

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Featured Author Event: Simone St. James (Manhattan)

All Penguin Random House employees are invited to hear Simone St. James discuss her new Berkley thriller, THE SUN DOWN MOTEL in conversation with fellow Berkley author Rachel Harrison. Abby Endler, creator of Crime by the Book, will be the moderator.  The event takes place on Wednesday, February 19 at Barnes & Noble Upper West Side (2289 Broadway) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and includes a book signing with the authors.

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Friday Reads: Presidents' Day

On Monday, February 17, we honor Presidents’ Day. Established in 1885, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.  As we reflect on American Presidents, past and present, the 2020 Presidential primary season is in full gear. We are of the opinion that your holiday weekend reading would be well-served by the following distinctive and notable collection of presidential literature.

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PRH Audio U.S. Again Up for LBF Excellence Prize

Next month’s London Book Fair 2020 is unwavering in its admiration for the performance of Penguin Random House Audio U.S.  In 2018, our Audio Group, under the leadership of Amanda D’Acierno, won the inaugural Audiobook Publisher of the Year prize, bestowed that spring at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards. Two years later, PRH Audio is one of the two finalists for the 2020 Audiobook Publisher of the Year crown. 

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A Grand Tradition Continues: Our 11 NAACP Image Finalists

The yearly, nationally televised NAACP Image Awards are considered by many to be our country’s preeminent recognition celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the popular arts.  We are particularly proud of the numerous Penguin Random House authors who are past “Image” finalists and winners, among them: Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Maya Angelou, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jacqueline Woodson,  Marlon James, Terry McMillan, Walter Mosley, Bryan Stevenson, Daymond John, and Eric Jerome Dickey.  In this year’s competition, we carry that tradition of excellence forward with our 11 finalists for “Outstanding Literary Works.”  

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HAIR LOVE Wins Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

HAIR LOVE, Matthew A. Cherry’s bestselling children’s book for Kokila that was conceived as an animated short film, won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at last night’s 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.  A tender and empowering ode to loving your natural hair, and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere – HAIR LOVE was transformed into a bestselling children’s book, written by Cherry, a former NFL wide receiver, and illustrated by Vashti Harrison, published in May 2019 by Penguin Young Readers’ Kokila Books imprint.

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FRIDAY READS: The Oscars!

Roll out the red carpet ...The 92nd Academy Awards show is this Sunday, with an exciting range of presenters, including Penguin Random House authors Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, Mindy Kaling, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Oscar buzz has been in the air for months. As is often the case, many of the nominees are films based on books or have book tie-ins, and many have already won awards this season. Movie fans, we invite you to complement your viewing with some cinematic reading.

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ANGELS, BECOMING, TESTAMENTS, CHARLOTTE’S WEB PRH Audiobook of the Year Nominees

Fresh from the thrilling Best Spoken Word Album Grammy win for BECOMING, Penguin Random House Audio has earned four of the six nominations for “Audiobook of the Year Audie.” The coveted annual peer awards are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association trade group. In all, Penguin Random House Audio publishes 19 of the Audie finalists across multiple categories. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on March 2 in Manhattan.

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Riverhead’s Sarah McGrath Talks About Liz Moore’s “Riveting and Moving” NYT Bestselling Novel

LONG BRIGHT RIVER by Liz Moore, published by Riverhead Books last month, was an instant New York Times bestseller and has received rave reviews that called the book “powerful” (Wall Street Journal), “outstanding” (Associated Press), “electrifying” (O, The Oprah Magazine), and “genre-defying” (People).

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Featured Author Event: Rick Wilson (Washington, D.C.)

Colleagues in the vicinity of Washington, D.C. take note: Rick Wilson is discussing his new Crown Forum book, RUNNING AGAINST THE DEVIL, on Tuesday, February 4, at Politics and Prose at The Wharf (70 District Square SW). This free event begins at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude with a book signing.

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Featured Author Event: Jill Santopolo (Manhattan)

Penguin Random House colleagues are invited to meet and hear Jill Santopolo discuss her latest Putnam novel, MORE THAN WORDS, in conversation with Berkley author Laura Hankin (Happy and You Know It) on Tuesday, February 4, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side (2289 Broadway). Following a Q&A, there will be a book signing.

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Hogarth Author Claire Adam Wins the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize

Hogarth author Claire Adam has won the 2019 Barnes & Noble Discover Prize for her debut novel GOLDEN CHILD. The prize has been awarded annually by the book retailer since 1990, and honors outstanding works from authors at the start of their careers.

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Friday Reads: Asian-American Stories

With the recent popularity of Crazy Rich Asians ,The Farewell , and Parasite , talk of Hollywood and Asian-American representation is peaking. And this week, Pantheon published INTERIOR CHINATOWN by Charles Yu about which The Washington Post writes:  ‘Interior Chinatown’ brilliantly skewers Hollywood typecasting.” The United States is home to nearly 20 million Asian Americans, according to Pew Research center. Along with Yu’s novel, the following acclaimed books are said to reflect aspects of their experience, fictionally:

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PRH 2020 ALA Midwinter Prizes Three: Audio

Skip Dye, Senior V.P., Library Sales and Digital Strategy, led the Penguin Random House contingent attending the ALA meeting, and offers his overview: “We had a very productive and enjoyable ALA Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia, engaging with librarians from large and small communities across the country. It was a terrific opportunity for us to share our pride in and enthusiasm for our lists, and to reiterate to them how grateful we are for all they do to grow our authors’ readership through circulating their print, audio, and e-books to their patrons. As you have been reading in Igloo, dozens of our recently published children’s and adult titles have been bestowed 2020 prizes and honors by ALA-affiliated organizations. These recognitions are as exciting as the purchase orders pouring in for them from our library partners.”

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Two Things That Inspired C.J. Tudor to Write Her New Thriller

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is C.J. Tudor’s THE OTHER PEOPLE, published by Ballantine Books. The author shares that the novel “is a story about a man searching for his daughter, a woman running to save her child and a mysterious group who want others to know the pain and loss that they do. They’re people seeking justice for their loved ones when they feel it has been denied. But that sort of justice comes at a price."

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PRH 2020 ALA Midwinter Prizes Two: Youth Media Awards

In addition to our Caldecott, Odyssey, Carnegie, and Printz recognized titles, some fifteen books published by Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children’s Books imprints have been selected by the ALA for Youth Media Awards bestowed to “books that matter” for younger readers.

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Our ALA Midwinter Award Winners & Honorees: Number One

New Year, new Penguin Random House books prizes. The 2020 literary awards calendar gets underway this week at the annual American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, the occasion for bestowal of multiple coveted recognitions for admired children’s and adult books and audios, mostly published in the previous year.

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BECOMING Wins Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY Award®

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s recording of her multi-million-copy #1 bestselling memoir BECOMING has won the 2020 Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY Award®.  Read in its entirety by its author, her audiobook, published in November 2018 by Penguin Random House Audio simultaneously with its Crown print and e-book editions, has spent fourteen consecutive months on the New York Times Audio Bestseller List—seven at #1.  The 19-hour recording is produced by PRH Audio’s Senior Vice President, Content Production—and multi- GRAMMY Award® winner and nominee--Dan Zitt.  Zitt also is a producer of this year’s Penguin Random House Audio GRAMMY® finalist BEASTIE BOYS BOOK. This GRAMMY®  is also a triumph for Penguin Random House Audio, whose imprints’ productions have been awarded the Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY® three times in the last four years.

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Lee Child’s New Jack Reacher Co-Author: His Brother Andrew Grant

Random House announces the next Jack Reacher novel, the 25th in the multimillion-copy selling series from Lee Child, will be written by him and his brother, the writer, Andrew Grant.

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There's a Book for That: Sole Survivor Novels

What could be more compelling than the story of a sole survivor? Think Tom Hanks in Castaway, or the true story of Ruben Van Assouw, the 9-year-old Dutch boy who was the only survivor of a 2010 plane crash in Libya. Ruben’s life inspired Ann Napolitano to write her novel DEAR EDWARD, published this month by The Dial Press. To accompany it, we offer some other standout fiction with sole survivor characters, beginning with a classic:

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William Gibson Unravels the Creation of His New Novel AGENCY

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is William Gibson’s AGENCY, published by Berkley. Gibson has trained his eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. His new science fiction thriller is heavily influenced by our most current events. Gibson recently spoke to The Guardian about the evolution of the book’s plot:

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Friday Reads: Our National Jewish Book Award Winners

This week, the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil announced the win­ners of the 2019 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards, now in its six­ty-ninth year. Congratulations to all the winners – 7 books published by Penguin Random House imprints among them! Founded in 1944, The Jewish Book Council is the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature. The win­ners will be hon­ored on March 17 at an awards din­ner and cer­e­mo­ny at the Bohemi­an Nation­al Hall in Man­hat­tan. Below are Penguin Random House’s award winners in adult and young reader categories:

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There's a Book for That: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Monday, January 20, we honor Dr. 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 well as the forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his leadership. It’s especially important for the young to learn about Dr. King’s character and contributions and the power of words. We recommend the following books for education and inspiration for all ages.

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Driven by the Heart, DEAR EDWARD Shows a Path Forward After an Unimaginable Tragedy

Our first Igloo Book Buzz selection of 2020 is Ann Napolitano’s DEAR EDWARD, published by The Dial Press. The #ReadWithJenna Book Club January Pick, as featured on the Today show, this impactful page-turner takes on the question: What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live? DEAR EDWARD is a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and an illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

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JUST MERCY Film Based on Bryan Stevenson’s Random House Book Opens Nationwide Today

JUST MERCY, Bryan Stevenson’s award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling Random House book, adapted into a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, opens in theaters nationwide today.

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Friday Reads: Birds

National Bird Day - on January 5th - just flew by! Yet, it’s never too late to honor our beautiful, feathered cohabitants. Avian Welfare Coalition created National Bird Day to raise awareness of the plights of these important animals. Birds are often key species in an ecosystem, indicative of its health and vitality. Thus, we turn our figurative binoculars to books that help us learn and appreciate all that birds mean to our planet:

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Putnam’s Sally Kim on How SUCH A FUN AGE Will “Make You Cringe in Recognition and Squeeze Your Heart”

Kiley Reid’s SUCH A FUN AGE, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, is a #1 Indie Next Pick, a LibraryReads Top Pick and Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine January Pick, announced last week by Reese Witherspoon, who commented, “This story is a beautiful conversation starter about race, privilege, work dynamics … I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!” Set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both, this searing, big-hearted debut novel for our times has generated high praise from many media outlets, including The New York Times Book Review, NPR, People, and Entertainment Weekly, which called it “the most provocative page-turner of the year.” In our Three Questions for an Editor interview, Sally Kim, Vice President, Editor in Chief, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, shares how she discovered the author, what drew her to Reid’s writing style and thematic choices, the nature of the editorial process during the creation of this novel, and what aspects of SUCH A FUN AGE she thinks will resonate most strongly with readers.

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Knopf Author Jonathan Coe Wins Costa Novel Award for MIDDLE ENGLAND

Winners of the 2019 Costa Book Awards, one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes, have been announced. The award in the Novel category went to Jonathan Coe, author of MIDDLE ENGLAND, published by Alfred A. Knopf in the US and Canada, and by Penguin in the UK. The Costa First Novel award was won by Sara Collins for The Confessions of Frannie Langton, published by Penguin in the UK.

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7 PRH Titles on CNN’s “10 of the Decade’s Most Influential Books” List

CNN posits that “a decade is in part defined by its books.” Looking back at the 2010s, the cable news network picked 10 of the time-period’s most influential titles, noting, “These books are sexy, courageous, vulnerable and venerated. Many have been adapted into films, merchandise or Netflix specials. These are the printed works that most left their mark on the 2010s.”

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Friday Reads: New Decade, New You!

  I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. - Helen Keller   Welcome 2020! As we begin a new decade, and reflect on the past 10 years, doesn’t it feel as if we have tenfold the possibilities? Striking while motivation is at its peak, we’ve surveyed the most popular New Year’s resolutions and offer a book apiece to help readers reach these 5 popular goals. Remember… progress, not perfection!

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Westminster’s Bev Hood Shares Her Sabbatical Story: “Life Threw Me a Curve Ball”

Bev Hood works in the Customer Service department at our Westminster distribution center and reached her 10-year anniversary in 2019. Her remarkable “Sabbatical Story” shows the importance of family and a supportive company such as Penguin Random House when a life challenge arises. Thank you for sharing, Bev.

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Friday Reads: 15 Gifts

With less than a week before Hanukkah and Christmas, perhaps you are feeling stumped about what to get someone on your list? Bookstores make the best one-stop shops. Before you go, check out these recommendations: One book each in 15 categories sure to please their recipients:

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Bertelsmann Acquires Full Ownership of Penguin Random House

Gütersloh, New York, London, December 18, 2019 – Bertelsmann is acquiring the remaining 25-percent stake in Penguin Random House from the British media company Pearson, making it the sole owner of the book publishing group.
  •  Bertelsmann to become sole owner of the world's biggest trade publishing group
  • Acquisition of 25-percent stake from co-shareholder Pearson for US$ 675 million
  • Closing expected in the second quarter of 2020
  • Verlagsgruppe Random House becomes part of Penguin Random House
  • Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe: “A milestone for Bertelsmann”

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There's a Book for That: December Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” or so the song says. Indeed, merriment abounds in December as we gather for holiday parties and exchange gifts with friends, family, teachers and colleagues. Christmas trees, decorations and lights are beautifying city and town squares, lobbies and homes. There’s cookie baking, Latke-making and shipping galore! Menorah candles will be lit on the first night of Hanukkah, December 22nd and for eight days until December 30th. The excitement of children is infectious as stories and traditions of Christmas and Hanukkah are shared. To add to the holiday spirit, we offer the following festive titles for adults and kids:

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Riverhead Holiday Party Raises $3,300 for One Moore Book

This year, Riverhead Books’ annual holiday party raised a total of $3,300 for One Moore Book, a nonprofit that publishes children’s books and promotes literacy in underrepresented cultures, founded by author Wayétu Moore. Guests from the media and publishing industry poured into Littlefield to enjoy a Riverhead Rumdeer, dance to holiday music, and enter a raffle to win an Alamo Drafthouse gift card, a challah baking class at Breads Bakery, products from skincare brand Skyn Iceland, wine from Le Grand Courtâge, and many other prizes generously donated by the party’s sponsors.

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Our Longlisters for the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards

PEN America has announced the longlists for its 2020 Literary Awards in the categories of debut novel, debut short story collection, diversity, essay, biography, science writing, and translation. Among the longlisted books are 20 titles published by Penguin Random House imprints and Penguin Random House Publisher Services publisher clients.

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Discover Martha Stewart’s Secrets to Baking Perfect Cookies

Our special Happy Holidays Igloo Book Buzz selection is MARTHA STEWART’S COOKIE PERFECTION, published by Clarkson Potter. The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a new, fun source for anyone looking to make their go-to cookies even better and bolder. These recipes make ordinary cookies absolutely extraordinary – all the familiar favorites you love, but taken up a notch in variety, flavor, and creativity. Two of the book’s most popular holiday-themed recipes – Glazed Spiced Snowflakes and Honey-Spice Gingerbread Townhouses – are featured below for easy access.

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Friday Reads: They

Did you hear? The word of the year is “They.” Merriam-Webster announced this week that it has chosen “they” as the 2019 word of the year. The singular “they” is a pronoun commonly used by someone who identifies their gender as nonbinary, a word that itself was added to the Merriam-Webster.com dictionary in September of this year. To celebrate this recognition we’ve put together fiction and nonfiction by and about those who defy the gender binary:

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Debut Children's Picture Book Reminds Us to Be Silly in a Serious Way

This week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is Jimmy Kimmel’s THE SERIOUS GOOSE (Random House Books for Young Readers), #1 on The New York Times Children's Picture Books bestseller list. The late-night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! wrote, illustrated and lettered his delightfully original, fun and funny picture book, challenging young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose, reminding us all to be silly in a very serious way.

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There's a Book for That: Graphic Novels

Enter the fandom! 2019 has been another genre-defying year for the graphic novel/memoir. As works of art, literature, and pop-culture the following bestselling titles satisfy a broad realm of readers and interests:

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Penguin Press Author Greta Thunberg Named TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg is TIME magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. This is the first time the publication has bestowed the highly regarded honor on a teenager, making the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist its youngest ever Person of the Year. TIME notes: “Thunberg is not a leader of any political party or advocacy group. She is neither the first to sound the alarm about the climate crisis nor the most qualified to fix it. She is not a scientist or a politician. She has no access to traditional levers of influence: she’s not a billionaire or a princess, a pop star or even an adult. She is an ordinary teenage girl who, in summoning the courage to speak truth to power, became the icon of a generation. By clarifying an abstract danger with piercing outrage, Thunberg became the most compelling voice on the most important issue facing the planet.” To read TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year cover story, click here.

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Featured Author Event: Mikki Kendall (Manhattan)

Penguin Random House employees are invited to meet author Mikki Kendall and hear her talk about her new Ten Speed Press book, AMAZONS, ABOLITIONISTS, AND ACTIVISTS: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights, illustrated by A. D'Amico, Wednesday, December 11, at the Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway) in Manhattan. Kendall will be in conversation with N. K. Jemisin, author of speculative fiction short stories and novels. This event, which includes a book signing, will be in the Rare Book Room and begins at 7:00 pm.

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Penguin Random House Canada Recognized as a Greater Toronto Top Employer for 2020

Penguin Random House Canada has been recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2020. The accolade, given annually for the past fourteen years through Canada's Top 100 Employers to companies that set the standard for workplace best practices and forward-thinking policies, is awarded based on a rigorous evaluation of criteria ranging from employee benefits, vacation, and time off to work atmosphere to community involvement.  Now in its 20th year, Canada's Top 100 Employers project is the nation's largest competition of its kind.

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Two New Bestselling Authors – Adriana Trigiani and Denise Kiernan – Make Dutton Their Home

Dutton has announced the addition of two new bestselling authors to the Dutton list: Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction, most notably The Shoemaker’s Wife and the Big Stone Gap series, and Denise Kiernan, author of critically acclaimed bestsellers The Last Castle and The Girls of Atomic City. The Associated Press ran an exclusive on the Trigiani announcement and her desire to be re-united with Executive Editor Maya Ziv, and CNN’s Reliable Sources ran a separate exclusive on the Kiernan acquisition, which Editor in Chief John Parsley will be editing, with CNN’s Brian Stelter saying, “Whatever Denise Kiernan writes, I want to read.”

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Friday Reads: Mister Rogers

Our society is much more interested in information than wonder, in noise rather than silence...And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives – Fred Rogers   What the world needs now is Mister Rogers! Fred Rogers was a musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was also the creator, showrunner and host of the preschool television series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. Although he passed away in 2003, Fred Rogers’ legacy is thriving as is evident by the popularity of last year’s documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? and this Fall’s hit movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers. Mister Rogers’ kindness, wisdom and respect for children’s feelings transcend time and generations. Here are some books that celebrate life and help us cope during difficult times:

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RH Group News

Broadway Books Trade Paperback, an imprint of the Random House Group, will publish THE IMPEACHMENT REPORT: The House Intelligence Committee’s Report on its Investigation into Donald Trump and Ukraine, with a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, on Tuesday, December 17th, with the E-book edition available on Friday, December 13th. A Penguin Random House Audiobook, featuring Mr. Meacham recording his foreword and additional narrators, will be available for download on Tuesday, December 10th.

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There's a Book for That: Longevity

Thanksgiving has come and gone. We’ve survived Black Friday crowds and the frenzy of Cyber Monday emails. Perhaps you shopped local on Small Business Saturday and gave on Giving Tuesday. What does Wednesday hold in store? We’ve decided to get a jump on New Year, New You as we marvel at stories of those who live to be 100 and older. What is their secret to longevity? The following books investigate that query and will help you take the long view, too – often in delicious fashion!

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#BookstoresAreHolidays: PRH Partners with Binc Foundation to Give Back to Indies

Penguin Random House is committed to supporting bookstores, which provide a source of community, information, and imagination.  This year, we are partnering with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) on their year-end fundraising campaign, which launched on Small Business Saturday, November 30. To double the power and impact of individual donations, Penguin Random House is matching all donations made to Binc through December 31, 2019.

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Back to Grade School: PRH’s First-Ever Book Fair for Grownups

Few childhood events evoke as much nostalgia as the elementary school book fair. Decades beyond student-hood, many adults still pine for the days when their school libraries, auditoriums, and gyms transformed into pop-up shops filled with books, pencils, Gelly Roll pens, erasers, and more. Penguin Random House captured that unmistakable, magical feeling at our first-ever Book Fair for Grownups on Saturday, November 23, at Lightbox in New York City.

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Quintero, Tucker, Sepetys, Yoon, Emezi Among 2019 NYTBR Children's "BEST"

Here are the five Penguin Random House titles selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review for “The 25 Best Children’s Books of 2019.” Now online, the complete list is published in the TBR’s December 8 print edition.

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Penguin Random House Adds 300,000 to the One Million Books Donated to First Book in Obama Family Name

Today, Penguin Random House joins with Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to announce that the company will donate an additional 300,000 children’s books to First Book, building upon its previously announced donation of one million of its children’s books to First Book in the Obama family’s name. Plans for the one million donation were originally announced in 2017 when Penguin Random House acquired world publication rights to publish books by President and Mrs. Obama.

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Featured Author Event: Jan Brett (Carle Place, NY)

Colleagues with children, who live in or near Nassau County, New York, looking for a special Thanksgiving weekend activity, you’re invited to experience New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Jan Brett at Barnes & Noble, Country Glen Center (91 Old Country Road) in Carle Place, on Saturday, November 30. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., Jan will be reading from her latest illustrated children's book, THE TALE OF THE TIGER SLIPPERS, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.

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There's a Book for That: Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving – a time when many will be gathering with family and friends for a feast. The original American holiday, Thanksgiving is also a time for connecting with, and serving, our communities as we reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives. With this in mind, we give thanks for this harvest of books for children and adults:

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Drum Roll: 45 PRH NYTBR "100 Notable Books of 2019"

Reversing its customary order of presentation, following the previous unveiling of this year’s “10 Best Books,” the New York Times Book Review has posted its list of “100 Notable Books of 2019” selected by its editors across the Adult Fiction & Poetry and Nonfiction categories. Nearly half the list---45 titles---are ours, our highest collective total ever.

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Tom Brown, Jr. Shares His Secrets for Nurturing and Saving Our Planet

This week’s Igloo Book Buzz selection is TOM BROWN’S GUIDE TO HEALING THE EARTH, published by Berkley on November 26. Tom Brown, Jr., acclaimed outdoorsman, tracker, teacher, and bestselling author, learned to respect nature as a child. When he was eight, Brown met Stalking Wolf, an Apache elder he called Grandfather, who taught the young man how to survive in the wild, and more importantly, how to value our place in the natural order. For more than three decades, Brown has shared these insights through teaching, writing, and film. In his new book, he has detailed actions that each of us can take to help heal our ailing planet.

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Our 2019 PRH Teacher Awards for Literacy Winners Celebrated at NCTE Convention

Penguin Random House and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) have announced the recipients of the 2019 National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers and 2019 Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry. These awards recognize the nation’s most dynamic and resourceful teachers who use their creativity to inspire and successfully instill a lifelong love of reading and poetry in students. The Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy began in 2012 and have awarded more than $170,000 teacher grants to date. This is the first year the awards have been administered by both organizations.

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Our 5 NYTBR "10 Best of 2019"

The New York Times Book Review has just announced its "10 Best Books of 2019": Five of them are by our authors. The complete list is published online, and will appear in the publication's print edition next month.

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Friday Reads: Pie!

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” - Carl Sagan   It’s about to be your lucky pie-day! While Carl Sagan rightly connects the universe with pie, making a tasty pie isn’t as cosmically weighty as all that – though there is a science to it for sure! If you are on deck for bringing pie to Thanksgiving you may want to test out some recipes this weekend. Below you’ll find beautiful books full of sweet and savory pies that will make everyone grateful and slicing seconds for themselves:

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Obama, Beastie Boys PRH GRAMMY® Spoken Word Nominees

"Who but Obama could narrate the story of her life? With impeccable pacing, the former First Lady's warm reading immediately pulls listeners close for what feels like an intimate chat with a friend..." -- Booklist.

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There's a Book for That: Ukraine

With Ukraine in the news on a daily basis, we thought it apt to turn our curatorial eye to the tumultuous country – the second largest in Europe – to provide context in history, memoir, poetry and fiction:

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Obama Administration White House Photographer Opens Windows Into His “Front Row Seat to History”

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is YES WE DID: Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President by Lawrence Jackson and published by TarcherPerigee. When Mr. Jackson took the job as White House photographer in early 2009, he knew he’d have a front row seat to history. What he didn’t expect was the deep personal connection he would feel, as a fellow African American, with the President of the United States. YES WE DID is a celebration of the most inclusive and representative White House in history – where in between momentous and pivotal decisions, the President and First Lady opened the doors of the People’s House to schoolkids, athletes, senior citizens, hip-hop artists, and more.

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Michelle Obama’s BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice On Sale Today from Clarkson Potter

BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice, a companion to former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama‘s critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling memoir, BECOMING, is being published on November 19 by Clarkson Potter in the U.S. and Canada. A Spanish language edition titled BECOMING: Un Diario Guiado is being published by Plaza & Janes/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial.

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Photos and Highlights from Random House’s “Holiday House” Event

The holiday festivities started early on Thursday, November 14, when Random House Special Events hosted an evening where bookworms, foodies, and spirited beverage enthusiasts united at The New School in New York City. Hundreds of audience members gathered at “Holiday House” to hear directly from our authors for recipes, book recommendations, and thoughtful conversations, to make this year’s holiday season the best one yet.

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Penguin Random House Participates in Special Olympics Young Athletes Pilot Program

Penguin Random House, in partnership with Special Olympics and the American Library Association, is participating in a pilot program that supports Special Olympics Young Athletes through a donation of 1,000 children’s books: 500 copies each of WE’RE ALL WONDERS by R.J. Palacio and THE SNEETCHES by Dr. Seuss. These titles will contribute to efforts that bring inclusive learning and play to communities across the country through local libraries.

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Friday Reads: Debut Novels for NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that, according to a New York Times piece earlier this month, enlists professional writers like Jasmine Guillory (whose debut novel THE WEDDING DATE came out of the creative challenge), Anne Lamott, and Rainbow Rowell to write pep talks for participants. NaNoWriMo’s executive director, Grant Faulkner, describes it as “one part writing boot camp, one part rollicking party.” Writing a novel is a brave, imaginative endeavor and National Novel Writing Month is all the more reason to celebrate first-time novelists published this year. The following debut novels span genres and settings, and each has received widespread praise from reviewers, librarians, booksellers and readers:

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PRH Titles Lead TIME’s Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of the Decade Lists

TIME Magazine editors have selected the ten best fiction books and ten best nonfiction books published during the years from 2010 through 2019, with 6 of the fiction titles and 8 of the nonfiction titles published by Penguin Random House imprints.

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Atwood’s THE TESTAMENTS Named Amazon’s Best Book of 2019

Margaret Atwood’s THE TESTAMENTS (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), winner of this year’s Booker Prize, has been named Best Book of 2019 by Amazon. Ms. Atwood commented, “I’m Canadian, where modesty is a requirement. So I’m mildly embarrassed, though absolutely delighted, to hear that the Amazon editorial team has chosen THE TESTAMENTS as their book of the year. While I'm no prophet, we seem doomed to live in stressful times. A tale of hope and courage narrated by three strong female voices appears to have connected to this crucial 2019 moment."

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Claudia Fleming’s Acclaimed Dessert Book Ushered Back Into Print by Executive Editor Pamela Cannon

In the spirit of the coming holiday season, our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is THE LAST COURSE, published by Random House on November 12. Hailed as “the greatest dessert book in the history of the world” by Bon Appétit, a beautiful new edition features 175 timeless recipes from Claudia Fleming, a renowned name in the pastry world, acclaimed for having set an industrywide standard at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern with her James Beard Award–winning desserts. Beautifully illustrated with more than eighty color photographs throughout, THE LAST COURSE is a timeless collection filled with original recipes that will inspire dessert enthusiasts everywhere.

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There's a Book for That: Always Learning

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin Avid readers are life-long learners by nature and this week we are focused on “learning” in myriad ways, geared toward personal and professional growth. Be it self-discovery, building empathy or understanding the actual process of learning from scientific research, the following books have much to offer the inquiring, receptive mind:

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Friday Reads: Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad

Harriet, the new movie based on the inspirational life of the iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, is in theaters nationwide and has been receiving a lot of attention. It offers a new generation the chance to honor the abolitionist who led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. To satisfy current interest in Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad we have curated the following books for adults and young readers alike.

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New GREEN EGGS AND HAM Netflix Series Debuts Today

A new Netflix series based on Dr. Seuss’s timeless, beloved book, GREEN EGGS AND HAM, debuts today, Friday, November 8. The 13-episode animated series features an all-star voice cast, including Adam Devine, Daveed Diggs, Michael Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Diane Keaton, Tracy Morgan, John Turturro, and Jeffrey Wright.

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Elizabeth Strout’s OLIVE, AGAIN is New Oprah’s Book Club Pick

Oprah Winfrey has announced that her latest Oprah’s Book Club pick is Elizabeth Strout’s OLIVE, AGAIN, published by Random House. The selection was revealed on CBS This Morning. To watch the segment, click here.

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THE STARLESS SEA: How Erin Morgenstern’s “Book About Books” Became a “Book About Stories”

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is Erin Morgenstern’s THE STARLESS SEA, published by Doubleday on November 5. The New York Times bestselling author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS tells a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

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There's a Book for That: National American Indian Heritage Month

November is National American Indian Heritage Month designated as such by President George W. Bush in 1990. The Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and other cultural centers join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. In commemoration of the people that were the original settlers of this land, we present the following books that celebrate native culture and offer fresh perspectives in fiction and nonfiction, including art and cooking, for all ages.

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Project Editor Lucy Richards Goes Behind the Pages of New Edition of DK’s WHERE TO GO WHEN

DK Eyewitness Travel has released a brand new edition of WHERE TO GO WHEN: Unforgettable Trips for Every Month, the ultimate vacation planner, showcasing the most amazing places in the world and the best time of year to see them. This book combines a detailed narrative with sumptuous photography to bring to life over 100 destinations across the globe – discover when and where to explore Costa Rica’s rainforests, journey into the clouds in Nepal, sail between Croatia’s cypress-clad islands, or gaze at the saw-toothed crags of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. To help you choose your destination, the clear layout features an array of exciting places and experiences for every month, and suggests an alternative time to visit if you’re unable to make that month. So whether you’re looking for rest and relaxation or active adventures, WHERE TO GO WHEN makes finding special spots around the globe easier than ever.

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Coates, Luiselli, Popova, Treuer Finalists for 2020 Carnegie Medals for Excellence

The 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction six-title shortlist has been announced and includes 4 books published by Penguin Random House imprints. Established by the American Library Association in 2012, the Carnegie Medals for Excellence serve as an ALA guide to help adults select quality reading material.

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Riverhead Author Shannon Pufahl Takes Us Inside Her Writing and World of ON SWIFT HORSES

“At the Heyday Lounge the horsemen think they are the only gamblers. They file in each morning, their shoes dusty and their pockets jangling with coins, like parishioners.” So begins Shannon Pufahl’s powerful and moving, beautifully written debut novel, ON SWIFT HORSES, published by Riverhead Books today, Tuesday, November 5. Set in the burgeoning 1950s post-World War II West, shifting between San Diego, Las Vegas, and Tijuana, inside desert casinos, suburban racetracks, and transient dives, this is a story of love and luck, of two outsiders torn between the constraints of convention and the demands of their private selves, as they try to find their place in a country that is coming apart even as it promises them everything. In this “Meet Our Author” interview, Pufahl reveals the origins behind the primary characters and main themes of her novel, shares insights into her approach to writing, and talks about what aspects of ON SWIFT HORSES she hopes will resonate with readers.

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Jojo Moyes’ THE GIVER OF STARS is Reese Witherspoon’s November Book Club Pick

Reese Witherspoon has selected Jojo Moyes’ THE GIVER OF STARS, published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, as her November pick for Reese’s Book Club. Witherspoon offered high praise on her Hello Sunshine website:

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Penguin Random House and zulily Launch Books for Kids “Buy 1, Give 1” Campaign Today

To kick off the season of giving while also celebrating National Family Literacy Month, Penguin Random House is once again teaming up with zulily, the online retailer dedicated to bringing special finds to its customers every day, to help provide books to children in need across the U.S.

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Friday Reads: The Body

Dear Humans… the subject today is the body. Taking our cue from Bill Bryson’s lauded new book, THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS, we invite you to get to know your corporeal self a bit better with the following titles:

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There's a Book for That: Witch Lit

Happy Halloween! It’s the witching hour, hence we are marking the occasion with a batch of spellbinding tales. Enter a world of witches and their craft - goes great with Halloween treats!

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Tonight: Join Knopf Author Christopher McDougall for WORD to The Wythe 5K: RUNNING WITH SHERMAN

Christoper McDougall, author of RUNNING WITH SHERMAN: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero, published by Knopf earlier this month, is participating in a 5K run and special event tonight, Wednesday, October 30. The run will begin at WORD bookstore in Brooklyn (126 Franklin St.), with runners free to arrive any time between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, when the run starts. The course winds through Williamsburg to the Wythe Hotel @ 80 Wythe Ave., where there will be a post-run author conversation with Knox Robinson, a book signing, prize giveaway, and a party.

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Random House’s Chris Jackson on the Creation of Prince’s THE BEAUTIFUL ONES: “A Handbook for the Brilliant Community”

Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is THE BEAUTIFUL ONES by Prince, published today, Tuesday, October 29, by Spiegel & Grau/Random House. This highly-anticipated release is a brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir Prince began writing before his tragic death. Much more than a tribute to an icon, this book is an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image—his undying gift to the world.

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Featured Author Event: David Heatley (Brooklyn)

You’re invited to a special evening with Pantheon author David Heatley for a discussion of this new book, QUALIFICATION: A Graphic Memoir in 12 Steps, on Wednesday, October 30, at PowerHouse Arena (28 Adams Street) in Brooklyn. Heatley will be in conversation with fellow Penguin Random House author and graphic artist Liana Finck. This free access event, first come, first seated, begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Featured Author Event: Sasha Sagan (Boulder, Colorado)

Calling all PRH colleagues based in Colorado: if you are a person fascinated by the wonders of planet Earth, you will have the opportunity to learn about the new Putnam book, FOR SMALL CREATURES SUCH AS WE: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World, from author Sasha Sagan. She will be in conversation with writer and TV host Saralyn Ward at the Boulder Book Store on Tuesday, October 29. This event begins at 7:30 PM, with a book signing following a Q&A with attendees.

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Whitehead’s THE NICKEL BOYS Wins 2019 Kirkus Prize for Fiction

Colson Whitehead's novel, THE NICKEL BOYS, published by Doubleday this summer, has won the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Fiction, it was announced by the trade publication Kirkus Reviews at a ceremony in Austin, Texas on Thursday, October 24.

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Featured Author Event: Abdul-Razak Zachariah (Brooklyn)

Colleagues with children looking for a daytime weekend activity in Brooklyn take note: Dial Books for Young Readers author Abdul-Razak Zachariah will be discussing and reading from his book, THE NIGHT IS YOURS, on Saturday, October 26, for Storytime at Books Are Magic (225 Smith Street), beginning at 11:00 AM, and on Sunday, October 27, for Storytime at Greenlight Books (Prospect Lefferts Gardens location, 632 Flatbush Avenue), beginning at 11:30 AM, and for Storytime at Greenlight Books (Fort Greene location, 686 Fulton Street), beginning at 1:30 PM.

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Friday Reads: Ghost Stories

Boo! Who goes there? With Halloween around the corner, the mood is right for ghost stories and have we got a slew of spine-tingling tales for you this weekend…    

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Join Knopf Author Christopher McDougall for WORD to The Wythe 5K: RUNNING WITH SHERMAN

Christoper McDougall, author of RUNNING WITH SHERMAN: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero, published by Knopf earlier this month, is participating in a 5K run and special event on Wednesday, October 30. The run will begin at WORD bookstore in Brooklyn (126 Franklin St.), with runners free to arrive any time between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, when the run starts. The course winds through Williamsburg to the Wythe Hotel @ 80 Wythe Ave., where there will be a post-run author conversation with Knox Robinson, a book signing, prize giveaway, and a party.

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There's a Book for That: Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month - established in 2006 by Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center which “actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage.” National Bullying Prevention Month recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students. For ideas, events and resources visit: www.stopbullying.gov. To help parents and children avoid and overcome bullying, we offer the following fiction and nonfiction for parents, educators, children and teens:

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Clarkson Potter’s Doris Cooper Helps Alison Roman Create NOTHING FANCY: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

Alison Roman’s NOTHING FANCY: Unfussy Food for Having People Over, published by Clarkson Potter today, Tuesday, October 22, is the book you want to have on hand for an unexpected weeknight meal with a neighbor or a weekend dinner party with fifteen of your closest friends—either way and everywhere in between; having people over is supposed to be fun, not stressful. This abundant collection of all-new recipes—heavy on the easy-to-execute vegetables and versatile grains, paying lots of close attention to crunchy, salty snacks, and with love for all the meats—is for gatherings big and small, any day of the week. In this Three Questions for an Editor Igloo interview, Doris Cooper, SVP & Editor in Chief, Clarkson Potter, talks about how this book came to be, the nature of their editor-author process, and the ways in which she thinks NOTHING FANCY will resonate with readers.

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PRH Education Launches Elementary-Education Website

Furthering its mission to inspire teachers and learners with outstanding books, Penguin Random House Education announces the launch of a new website specifically designed and built for elementary educators.

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TELL ME WHO YOU ARE Authors Featured at PRH Education and NCTE “National Day on Writing" Event

Penguin Random House Education and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) hosted a National Day on Writing Event on Monday, October 14 at 1745 Broadway. It was an informative, interactive afternoon that brought together teachers from across the country with PRH Education’s Kaiulani Williams, Alan Walker and Travis Temple, NCTE Executive Director Emily Kirkpatrick, and special guests Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi, authors of TELL ME WHO YOU ARE: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture & Identity, published by TarcherPerigee.  

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Featured Author Event: Hannah Hart Launches MY DRUNK KITCHEN HOLIDAYS! (Brooklyn)

Hannah Hart, YouTuber, entertainer and New York Times bestselling author, will celebrate her new book MY DRUNK KITCHEN HOLIDAYS! (on sale from Plume on October 22) at an event at Murmrr Ballroom (17 East Parkway, Brooklyn) with Community Bookstore on Tuesday, October 22, beginning at 7:30 PM. Hart will be in conversation with fellow entertainers Mamrie Hart & Grace Helbig. General admission tickets (without a book) are $15 each and book-bundled tickets (includes copy of the book) are $38 each. Doors open at 6:30 PM. 

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Friday Reads: Alaska Day!

Today, Friday, October 18, is Alaska Day  - a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska celebrating the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States, which occurred on Friday, October 18, 1867. To honor the majestic 49th state, we’ve surveyed our catalog for the best fiction and nonfiction (for all ages) set in Alaska. We invite you to take a reading tour through Alaska’s history, culture and singular landscape along with the fiction it has inspired:  

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There's a Book for That: TeenTober!

Have you heard? It’s TeenTober! YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) has just launched this new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October that “aims to celebrate teens… and fuel their passions in and outside the library.” TeenTober replaces YALSA’s previous Teen Read Week™ and Teen Tech Week™. Visit YALSA for more information and your library for special programs. Here are Penguin Random House’s “Top 12 Teen Titles” for October - bestselling Young Adult fiction and nonfiction for teens and adults who enjoy reading about them:

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Alex Kotlowitz’s AN AMERICAN SUMMER Shortlisted for Stephan Russo Book Prize

Goddard Riverside has announced its Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice six-title shortlist, which includes AN AMERICAN SUMMER: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz, published in May 2019 by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. This award, now in its third year, is named after Stephan Russo, who served as executive director of Goddard Riverside from 1998 to 2017. and celebrates the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice for all.

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Rachael Ray Gets Personal in New Book Edited by Ballantine’s Pamela Cannon

As her fiftieth birthday approached, Rachael Ray, the woman who taught America how to get dinner on the table, fast, started thinking not just about what to cook that night, but how her passion for food and feeding people had developed over her first fifty years. In RACHAEL RAY 50: Memories and Meals From a Sweet and Savory Life, published by Ballantine Books on October 15, Ray opens up about the most memorable moments of her life in this candid memoir-inspired cookbook featuring 125 all-new recipes. The book’s pages are also filled with gorgeous food photography, personal photos, and Rachael’s own hand-drawn illustrations, offering a revealing and intimate glimpse into her world and her every day inspiration. In this “Three Questions for an Editor” interview, Ballantine Executive Editor