January 28, 2023Paul La Farge, inventive novelist of the novels THE NIGHT OCEAN, THE ARTIST OF THE MISSING, HAUSSMANN, OR THE DISTINCTION, and LUMINOUS AIRPLANES, as well as THE FACTS OF WINTER, a book of imaginary dream, passed way at the age of fifty-two. His wife said the cause was cancer.
January 27, 2023Today, we bring you Jessica John, author of novel BAD CREE (Doubleday), a gripping, horror-laced debut about a young Cree woman faced to confront the legacy of violence on her family, community and their land. Shelved asked Johns about building suspense and how being an interdisciplinary artist impacts her writing. Read on to learn more!
January 26, 2023Looking from for writing tips from Riverhead's resident-editorial-guiding-light? Curious about Aubrey Plaza's favorite witches? What about gift guides for the book lover in your life? You can find all this and more on the Penguin Random House social media channels! Read on below for a comprehensive list of existing TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube channels across all of our divisions and imprints, and be sure to follow for exciting, new content.
January 24, 2023Everyone has unique career stories to tell. In our My Path to Penguin Random House series, PRH colleagues share how they entered the world of book publishing, what led them to our company, insights into their jobs, and their future professional aspirations. This week, we’re featuring Matt Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Director of Digital Strategy, Random House Group, as he tells us his story in his own words.
January 24, 2023The Jewish Book Council announced its 72nd National Jewish Book Awards on January 18th. The National Jewish Book Awards is North America’s longest running awards program of its kind. The winners will be honored on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET at an in-person ceremony. Congratulations to the following Penguin Random House and Client authors and publishers!
January 24, 2023
One World bestselling author, Wes Moore, became the first Black Governor of Maryland (and third in U.S. history) after being sworn into office on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. His historic inauguration in Annapolis, where he was sworn in with a bible that once belonged to Frederick Douglass, included such special guests as former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, former president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Sherrilyn Ifill, comedian Chris Tucker, baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr., Philanthropist and former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey.
Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion and Guinness World Record Holder, Zaila Avant-garde, to Publish 2 Books with RHCB
January 23, 2023Multitalented teenage phenomenon Zaila Avant-garde, became an overnight sensation with her Scripps National Spelling Bee win at the age of fourteen, when she became the first African-American contestant to win. Now, she's set to publish two books with Random House Children's Books for Young Readers Group!
January 20, 2023
Penguin Random House and The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) are thrilled to announce that La Impresora, based in Isabela, Puerto Rico, is the winner of the $10,000 Constellation Award. Two finalists were also selected: FlowerSong Press in McAllen, TX, and Kaya Press in Los Angeles, CA.
January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023Welcome Lunar New Year which begins on January 22nd. More than a billion people will celebrate The Year of the Rabbit – or the Year of the Cat, depending on which cultural traditions they follow. The Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar traditional to many Asian countries. To honor the occasion, we offer the following recent and acclaimed fiction and nonfiction for all ages. Visit here for more information from PBS.
January 11, 2023Today, we bring you Ana Reyes, author of debut novel THE HOUSE IN THE PINES (Dutton), an absolutely enthralling and atmospheric thriller that begs to be read in one sitting. Shelved asked Reyes about her favorite thrillers, the bookstore you're most likely to run into her at, and how to write an impactful character. Read on to learn more! Favorite reading spot? The comfy armchair in the corner of my living room. I like to feel as cozy as possible while reading and also while writing so I get a lot of work done in that chair!
January 11, 2023Reese Witherspoon raved about Ana Reyes' debut novel, THE HOUSE IN THE PINES (Dutton) when she announced it as the first Book Club Pick of 2023 in this exciting post. Reese says: "This is an absolute, can’t-put-it-down thriller...It’s truly a wild ride that had me flying through chapter after chapter—which I think is the perfect way to kick off your year of reading."
January 11, 2023"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"— Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 16, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. MLK Day celebrates the life of a man who brought hope and healing to America. It’s a time to commemorate the timeless values Dr. King 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 books herein for education and inspiration for all ages.
January 5, 2023“A real sign of progress is when we no longer punish ourselves for our imperfections."- Yung Pueblo Welcome 2023 and with it our hopes and intentions for health, happiness, and personal growth. While continuing to improve the world we share, the truth holds that self-care is integral to those efforts. To support your New Year, New You goals, we offer 12 of the most popular and inspiring books in the self-help category:
December 15, 2022
At Penguin Random House, we’re committed to lifting up underrepresented voices, spreading the joy of reading to communities in need, and taking care of the environment. Here are select highlights from just a handful of the social impact programs we’ve launched this year. Many of you volunteered your time and resources to these initiatives, and we are so grateful for your dedication!
December 14, 2022
Penguin Random House is partnering with our longtime friends at First Book on their "Give a Million" campaign. During the holidays, First Book works to gift one million books to children living in poverty – many of whom may not otherwise receive a gift.
PRH supports the “Give a Million” campaign, and is including a 200,000 book donation to First Book toward their million-book effort.
December 14, 2022Here we are, mid-December and it’s the perfect time to pick up a cozy mystery for yourself or someone on your list. Sleuth in comfort with a hot drink and a favorite blanket as you escape into a delightful array of settings and intriguing characters. Some are first in a series, some holiday-themed, and all are written to charm!
December 8, 2022Be sure to tune back in at 4 PM ET today for a special holiday event for friends and family of Penguin Random House with beloved children's author Mary Pope Osborne. We'll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the internationally and #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series MAGIC TREE HOUSE.
December 7, 2022It’s that most wonderful time of the year (excuse the cliché!): The holidays are ramping up and the year is winding down. Thus, we are regaled with “Best Books of 2022” lists from all corners! Joining in the festivities, we’re here to recommend books for those on your list with a taste for art, music, illustration, cooking, inspiration, poetry, and splendid science! Throw some spectacular picture books in the mix and this may just be your one-stop book shopping source for everyone on your list!
December 6, 2022Everyone has unique career stories to tell. In our My Path to Penguin Random House series, PRH colleagues share how they entered the world of book publishing, what led them to our company, insights into their jobs, and their future professional aspirations. This week, we’re featuring Jessie Stratton, Marketing Associate at Penguin Press, as she tells us her story in her own words.