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Our Colleague Thea James Wins Hugo Award for Best Fanzine

When the 2020 Hugo Awards were announced on Saturday, August 1, it was revealed that our Penguin Random House colleague Thea James, Director, Digital Operations, won the Hugo for Best Fanzine for The Book Smugglers, which she edits with Ana Grilo. Our warm congratulations to Thea and Ana!

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Fiona Davis to Talk About THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE with Adriana Trigiani via Zoom (8/6)

Stolen books, rare manuscripts and two bestselling authors: Fiona Davis will talk about her newest novel, THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE (Dutton), with Adriana Trigiani at a virtual event hosted by R.J. Julia booksellers via Zoom on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Jessica Goudeau to Speak with Wendy Pearlman about AFTER THE LAST BORDER via Zoom (8/6)

Jessica Goudeau, author of AFTER THE LAST BORDER: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America (Viking), will be speaking about her new book with Wendy Pearlman for the next installment in Bookends & Beginnings’ Literary Lunch Break virtual event series via Zoom on Thursday, August 6 at 2:30 pm (ET).

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Lisa Woodruff to Discuss THE PAPER SOLUTION via Facebook (8/6)

Lisa Woodruff will discuss THE PAPER SOLUTION: What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It From Taking Over Your Life (Putnam) with journalist Victoria Babu at a virtual event hosted by the St. Louis County Library via Facebook on Thursday, August 6 at 8:00 pm (ET).

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Kate Reed Petty In Conversation with Danielle Evans via Zoom (8/6)

Kate Reed Petty, author of TRUE STORY (Viking), will discuss her debut novel with Danielle Evans at Ivy Bookshop via Zoom on Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 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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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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Double Feature: Two PRH Titles Are “Read With Jenna” TODAY Show Book Club August Picks

Jenna Bush Hager has announced her Read With Jenna TODAY Show Book Club August picks: THE COMEBACK by Ella Berman (Berkley) and HERE FOR IT by R. Eric Thomas (Ballantine), both titles published by Penguin Random House imprints.

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“Meet the Bookstagrammer” to Feature Anna of @never_withouta_book via Instagram (8/5)

For this Random House Virtual Event, “Meet the Bookstagrammer,” Random House social media associate Megan Tripp (who also runs the Bookstagram account @BooksnBlazers) introduces us to the faces behind some of our favorite bookstagram accounts on Instagram. Meet Anna of @never_withouta_book. She will share her favorite reads, discuss her mission of highlighting underrepresented voices in literature, and explain why she founded @diverseclassics, via @RandomHouse on Instagram on Wednesday, August 5 at 12:30 pm (ET).

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Ibi Zoboi Moderates Black Middle Grade Author Panel via Crowdcast (8/5)

Ibi Zoboi, author of MY LIFE AS AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH (Dutton Books for Young Readers/Puffin), will be moderating an event featuring Black middle grade authors, including Leah Henderson, Renee Watson, Alicia D. Willams and Brandy Colbert, via Crowdcast on Wednesday, August 5 at 4:00 pm (ET).

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The Strand Bookstore Presents Susan Minot In Conversation with Jonathan Ames via Zoom (8/5)

Susan Minot, whose latest book is WHY I DON’T WRITE: And Other Stories (Knopf), will be in conversation with Jonathan Ames, hosted by The Strand bookstore via Zoom on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Kate Reed Petty to Discuss Her Debut Novel with Elif Batuman via Zoom (8/5)

Kate Reed Petty, author of TRUE STORY (Viking), will discuss her debut novel with writer Elif Batuman at a virtual event hosted by Politics & Prose bookstore via Zoom on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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A Virtual Meet and Greet with Tracy Tutor via Fundo.com (8/5)

Tracy Tutor, author of FEAR IS JUST A FOUR-LETTER WORD: How to Develop the Unstoppable Confidence to Own Any Room (Portfolio), will present a virtual meet and greet via Fundo.com on Wednesday, August 5 at 8:00 pm (ET).

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Aimee Bender to Discuss Her New Novel Via Zoom (8/5)

Aimee Bender, author of THE BUTTERFLY LAMPSHADE (Doubleday), will discuss her new novel at a virtual event hosted by The Booksmith via Zoom on Wednesday, August 5 at 8:30 pm (ET).

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There's a Book for That: Dog Days

We’ve entered the “Dog Days of Summer,” a phrase which — according to the Merriam Webster Idioms Dictionary — refers to “Hot, sultry summer weather; also, a period of stagnation… the period between early July and early September, when Sirius, the so-called Dog Star, rises and sets with the sun.” This summer gives “stagnation” a whole new meaning and books, like dogs, are our best friends these days. In this spirit, we’ve collected some of our favorite fiction and nonfiction for all ages:

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BOOK YOUR SUMMER LIVE, A New PRH Virtual Book Festival, Coming August 21-22

The cross-divisional Consumer Conferences team brings our readers the virtual event of the season, BOOK YOUR SUMMER LIVE, on August 21-22. Book Your Summer Live is a Penguin Random House virtual book festival celebrating our authors, illustrators, retail partners, and readers alike.

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Actress Marisa Tomei Narrates Elena Ferrante’s THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS Audiobook

Academy Award®-winner Marisa Tomei narrates the audiobook of Elena Ferrante’s upcoming standalone novel THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS (Random House Audio, on sale September 1, 2020), her first solo audiobook narration.

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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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Jeffrey Toobin In Conversation with Scott Turow via Zoom (8/4)

Jeffrey Toobin, whose new book is TRUE CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (Doubleday), will be in conversation with Scott Turow on a virtual edition of Writers Bloc via Zoom on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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David Allen Sibley and Jennifer Ackerman and Their Books via Zoom (8/4)

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), will be in conversation about birds in a virtual event hosted by Browse About Books via Zoom on Tuesday, August 3, at 5:00 pm (ET).

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