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  • August 23, 2017
    From Page to Screen: A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW to Be Adapted into TV Series

    Television rights to Amor Towles’ bestselling novel A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW (Viking) have been acquired by Carolyn Newman, Senior VP of Scripted Programming at eOne. Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) is attached to direct and will executive produce with Xavier Marchand of Moonriver Content.

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  • August 22, 2017
    PRHPS and Holiday House Announce 2018 Global Agreement

    Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) today announced a multi-year global English-language sales and distribution agreement with Holiday House, the highly respected independent children’s publisher. The agreement takes effect on May 1, 2018, for the U.S. and Canada, and December 1, 2018, for all other territories.

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  • August 22, 2017
    Why Ayobami Adebayo’s STAY WITH ME is So Powerful and Relevant

    Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel STAY WITH ME, published by Knopf today. The title was an Editors Book Buzz pick at Book Expo 2017 and enthusiastically presented by Jennifer Jackson, Senior Editor, Knopf Doubleday. “Within ten pages of reading STAY WITH ME I knew I was in the hands of an exceptional storyteller,” said Ms. Jackson.

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  • August 21, 2017
    Reshma Saujani Brings “Girls Who Code” to Young Readers

    Computing skills are the most sought-after realm in the U.S. job market, yet research shows that the share of women in the computing workforce has declined from 37% in 1995 to 24% today. In 2012, Reshma Saujani recognized this growing gender disparity and founded the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

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  • August 21, 2017
    Our NAIBA 2017 Books of the Year Awards Winners

    The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) has announced its 2017 Books of the Year Awards, with two books published by Penguin Random House imprints among the winners, in the following categories: Fiction and YA Literature.

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  • August 21, 2017
    Featured Author Event: Alex Gilvarry

    Alex Gilvarry will discuss and sign copies of his second novel EASTMAN WAS HERE (Viking) at McNally Jackson Booksellers on Tuesday, August 22, at 7:00 p.m. Following his widely acclaimed debut, FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A NON-ENEMY COMBATANT, the author employs the same thoughtful, yet dark sense of humor in this new novel.

    Read more here.

  • August 18, 2017
    Friday Reads: World Humanitarian Day

    Saturday, August 19, is World Humanitarian Day (WHD). Designated by the United Nations in 2009, World Humanitarian Day marks the day, in 2003, on which the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. It is held on the same day each year to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

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  • August 18, 2017
    Featured Author Event: Kamila Shamsie

    HOME FIRE, the new novel by Riverhead author Kamila Shamsie, was recently longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, and Ms. Shamsie will discuss her book at New York City’s Asian American Writers’ Workshop on Monday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

    Read more here.

  • August 17, 2017
    There’s a Book for That: College Readin

    Students of many ages are heading off to college and trade school, which can be transformative as well as informative. Books are a huge part of that experience. On our Common Reads site, we have lists of college reading titles, including First-Year Experience (FYE) recommendations, as well as discussion and reading guides.

    Read more here.

  • August 17, 2017
    Spiegel & Grau’s Annie Chagnot Wins 2017 Ashmead Award

    Spiegel & Grau Editor Annie Chagnot has been awarded the seventh annual Ashmead Award for exceptional editorial talent. Named after book editor Lawrence Ashmead (1932-2010), the prize is designed to nurture the career of a promising young editor or assistant editor. In addition to a term at the Yale Publishing Course, the Ashmead Award also provides the winner access to a distinguished group of book publishing editors, many of whom worked with Ashmead during his long career in book publishing.

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