In mourning the loss of Philip Roth, who died Tuesday, May 22 in Manhattan, we take pride in the long, ongoing publishing history Penguin Random House imprints have with the career-spanning body of work he created. All of his more than 30 leading works are in print with us.
Random House was the U.S. hardcover publisher of his first novel, LETTING GO (1962), and the astonishing PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT (1969). Bantam, long before its integration with Random House, reprinted those titles, as well as GOODBYE, COLUMBUS (1959), OUR GANG (1971) and THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL (1973), in widely read mass market paperback editions.
Later, Vintage became the paperback publisher of every one of his major books, from GOODBYE, COLUMBUS to NEMESIS, his last: “A series of novels,” said The Guardian, “that shaped the course of American letters in the second half of the 20th century.”
To view a complete list of his Vintage canon of titles, click here.
It is our singular privilege to be the publisher of Philip Roth, and to continue to present multi-generations of his writings to U.S. readers.
Since THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL by Anne Frank was first published in 1947, the book has been a beloved and deeply admired monument to the indestructible nature of the human spirit, read by millions of people and translated into more than fifty-five languages. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the publication of this
landmark diary, actress Meryl Streep taped a moving video message, sharing with viewers how Anne Frank’s values have shaped her own, including holding on to hope when the world has entered dark times. Ms. Streep recorded this video at the New York offices of Penguin Random House, the publisher of the diary in the United States.
Our ongoing commitment to Ms. Frank’s diary began when Doubleday published the first English translation in 1952. In subsequent years, Bantam, Anchor and Doubleday again have also released updated and expanded paperback and hardcover editions of the book. A timeless story discovered by each new generation, THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL stands without peer. For young readers and adults, the book continues to bring to life this young woman, who for a time survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen — and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.