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  • May 17, 2024
    Friday Reads: Jewish American Heritage Month

    In May we honor centuries of Jewish contributions to American culture and society for Jewish American Heritage Month. We’ve also included this year’s Jewish Book Award winners who were celebrated in March: Congratulations to our Penguin Random House authors!

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  • May 14, 2024
    PRH Canada & U.S. Literary Treasure, Alice Munro, Nobel Literature Laureate, Dies at 92

    On May 14, 2024, Penguin Random House Canada shared the sad news that beloved Nobelist author Alice Munro has died at the age of 92 in her home in Port Hope, Ontario. In Canada, McClelland & Stewart has long been the proud publisher of Munro’s fiction and Penguin Canada is the longtime publisher of Alice Munro in paperback. In the U.S., Munro is published by Alfred A. Knopf and Vintage, where she was edited by Ann Close since 1978.

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  • May 9, 2024
    There’s a Book for That: Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Welcome May and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month! In honor of the occasion, we are featuring the following recent and acclaimed fiction and nonfiction which recognizes the history, achievements and experiences of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

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  • April 24, 2024
    There’s a Book for That: The Earth!

    We’re celebrating, and advocating for, our earth this week. In the lead-up to Earth Day on Monday, organizers promoted the theme “Planet vs. Plastics,” calling for a massive reduction in plastic production. There is always so much to learn about protecting this beautiful world.

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  • April 18, 2024
    James McBride & Lauren Groff Honored on the 2024 TIME100 List

    In its April 17 issue, TIME unveiled its annual TIME100, the 2024 list of their selections of the 100 most influential people in the world. The Artists category celebrated two Penguin Random House authors!

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  • April 12, 2024
    RHCB’s PIPER CHEN SINGS Selected for Annual Read for the Record Literacy Campaign

    Jumpstart for Young Children, an equity-focused early care and education organization, has selected PIPER CHEN SINGS, written by award-winning actress Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Maris Pasquale Doran, and illustrated by Qin Leng, for their 19th annual Read for the Record early literacy campaign.

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  • April 11, 2024
    #1 NYT Bestselling Author Liane Moriarty Returns This Fall with HERE ONE MOMENT

    On September 10, 2024Crown will publish HERE ONE MOMENT, the eagerly anticipated new novel from international bestselling author, Liane Moriarty.  The news was announced on Wednesday, April 10 and People Magazine published an exclusive excerpt, which you can now peek here. With over 20 million copies of her books sold around the world, Moriarty is one of the most widely read and successful novelists writing today.

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  • April 2, 2024
    From Black Creatives Fund to Debut Novel: Ballantine Books Releases Lattimore’s ALL WE WERE PROMISED

    In 2021, Ashton Lattimore, an award-winning journalist and former lawyer, became a participant in the Black Creatives Fund Revisions Workshop. Today, Ballantine Books is excited to release Lattimore’s first novel, ALL WE WERE PROMISED.

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  • March 8, 2024
    Friday Reads: International Women’s Day

    Happy International Women’s Day! In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN day for women’s rights and world peace. This year, the International Women’s Day  theme is #InspireInclusion. “International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

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  • March 5, 2024
    Bono’s “Surrender” ‘24 Audie Audiobook of the Year

    A “Beautiful Day” indeed. The Penguin Random House Audio production of “Surrender,” the acclaimed, bestselling memoir narrated and written by U2’s Bono, has won the 2024 Audie award for Audiobook Of The Year, bestowed by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

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