September 29, 2023Earlier this year, the 50 Books | 50 Covers list announced that our very own Penguin Random House colleagues were behind eight titles on the list. The highly competitive list celebrates compelling and striking design. We asked the designers what inspires them, the process behind creating such powerful work, and how they arrived at this junction in their career. See their responses below!
September 27, 2023As AI is now part of our daily news, and lives, the need to understand its uses and implications, what’s beneficial and possibly detrimental, has only increased. Penguin Random House, and its client publishers, can really help readers get a handle on all the issues through the following new and acclaimed nonfiction (with one novel thrown in for good measure!):
September 25, 2023Hearty congratulations to our Booker Prize shortlisters, published by our UK and Canada sister imprints. The 2023 autumn literary awards carousel took five of our authors for another rings-grabbing spin, on September 21, with the presentation in London of the judges’ selection of the six shortlisted titles, chosen from the long list of thirteen, contending for this year’s Booker Prize. Alas, none of the shortlisters are the two PRH U.S. longlisted titles.
September 22, 2023In honor of Climate Week NYC 2023, we collected some of our Sustainability Committee members’ favorite “green” books. These Penguin Random House titles cover a range of topics and ages, from celebrating the beauty of Earth to an explainer on how recycling actually works.
Check out these curated, sustainability-related picks for your next read:
September 22, 2023This article was written by Gloria Noriega, Senior Manager, Sales, Grupo Editorial. They say it takes a village, but it also takes a leader with vision and unwavering determination! My neighbor, Helena Iturralde, originally from Spain, was appalled by the excessive use of single-use plastics and waste when she moved to Miami. With the help of a dedicated team of volunteers and sponsors, Helena founded A Zero Waste Culture (AZWC), a nonprofit group dedicated to engaging communities in programs to help mitigate climate change and promote self-sufficiency.
September 22, 2023This article was written by Lauren Taglienti, Production Assistant, Vintage Production. If you’ve ever thought, “I’d have plants if only someone could tell me exactly how to take care of them,” or “I just don’t have a green thumb,” then keep reading. Or maybe you’re already an expert gardener looking to simply learn more. Either way, these apps might just be for you.
September 20, 2023As we continue to celebrate Hispanic & Latine Heritage Month visit I Am La Cultura and join us in honoring Hispanic and Latine authors, creators, illustrators, and trailblazers. This week we turn our attention to the following recent and acclaimed books for young readers:
September 15, 2023Matthew McConaughey's GREENLIGHTS (Crown) is currently going on 98 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers List, with no hint of slowing down. GREENLIGHTS is McConaughey's memoir, an unflinching look at his life and what he calls "a guide to catching more greenlights." As an iconic and one-of-a-kind surprise, Crown worked with McConaughey's team to turn the Empire State Building green!
September 14, 2023Welcome Hispanic & Latine Heritage Month which runs from September 15th through October 15th, during which time we honor the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Enjoy the following array of new and acclaimed titles – biography, memoir, cooking, fiction, history, and poetry – to mark the occasion.
September 13, 2023That grand autumn annual literary rite of passage, the National Book Awards, officially begins its 2023 season September 13 with the ten longlisted titles in the Young People’s Literature category. The other four semi-finalist groups—Translated Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction—will be presented individually, twice daily, through the morning of September 15.
September 13, 2023The longstanding, trailblazing leadership from Annette Danek, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, of our global distribution and fulfillment operations, is widely acknowledged as an indispensable ingredient in Penguin Random House's competitive-advantage support of our authors, core imprints and third-party publishing partners, and booksellers.
September 6, 2023Most students are back on campus by September which creates a feeling of nostalgia for parents who have dropped them off. If you relish the time you have for recreational, rather than assigned, reading check out the following “syllabus” full of stories of self-discovery, new relationships, and campus intrigue:
September 5, 2023
Launched in 2021, the Penguin Random House Audio Narrator Mentorship Program is an initiative for actors new to audiobooks, offering them the opportunity to work with our team of producers to strengthen their craft and gain industry knowledge.
August 31, 2023Labor Day weekend is near! Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the achievements of American workers. Labor Day weekend is often the last gasp of summer vacationing and recreation before Fall sets in. To encourage your escape into reading over the long weekend, check out the following popular workplace novels:
August 24, 2023Yesterday, Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, announced that it will publish THE REAPPEARANCE OF RACHEL PRICE by #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Jackson, marking her return to true-crime angled thrillers. This is the first of three new novels coming from Holly Jackson, and it will release on April 2, 2024 with a first printing of 500,000.
August 24, 2023Woof! We are soundly in the “Dog Days of Summer,” defined as “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.” (Merriam-Webster). You’ll excuse us if we are playing a little fast and loose with the theme as we invite you to stave off stagnation with the following acclaimed books (that may or may not have actual dogs in them):
August 21, 2023On August 8th, Apple released the trailer for the TV adaptation for THE CHANGELING by Victor LaValle (One World). The show stars Academy Award-nominee LaKeith Stanfield as Apollo Kagwa, the unlikely hero who finds himself in an enchanted world while following the trail of his missing wife. In addition to Stanfield, the series stars Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson, and special guest star Malcolm Barrett. The 8-part series will debut with the first three episodes on Friday, September 8, 2023 on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode every Friday through October 13.
August 21, 2023The Financial Times and Schroders have announced the longlist for 2023’s Business Book of the Year, and the list includes books published by Penguin Random House imprints and Penguin Random House Publisher Services client publishers.
August 17, 2023Do you have aliens on the brain? They sure do in entertainment and news media! This summer, during a meeting of the House subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs, several military officers testified that unidentified UFOs pose a threat to national security (U.S. News and World Report). In fact, most UFO sightings are debunked as tricks of light, weather balloons, etc… What we would never debunk is how fascinating it is to contemplate the possibility of life on other planets. Best to keep an open mind when you read the following new and acclaimed, fiction and nonfiction, about aliens and UFOs:
August 14, 2023Just last week, Penguin Random House Audio announced the exciting news that it will partner with Teatro SEA, the premiere Latino children’s theatre in the United States, to publish a collection of nine bilingual children’s audiobooks in Spanish and English this fall.