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Glorious PRH Manhattan Night: ‘24 NBCC Fiction, Biography, Best Debut Authors Published by Knopf, Penguin Press

The first days of spring, and the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards March 21 Manhattan ceremony, have arrived almost simultaneously, bringing the fresh air of optimism about prospective cultural prizes for Penguin Random House’s books in the year ahead. A great start: Three of our imprints’ shortlisted titles, in the Biography and Fiction  categories, and the John Leonard Prize for Best Debut, have been voted the 2024 respective winners by the members of the NBCC, which describes its annual Awards, celebrating its 50th Anniversary year: “considered among the most prestigious in American letters, are the sole prizes bestowed by a [national] jury of working critics and book review editors.” Continue reading