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  • July 24, 2017
    Three Crown Titles Barnes & Noble Discover Fall 2017 Selections

    Barnes & Noble has announced their selections for Discover’s Fall 2017 season and they have chosen three forethcoming Crown titles. The B&N Discover Great New Writers program connects readers with books from up-and-coming authors from around the world.

    Read more here.

  • July 20, 2017
    James Clapper, Former Director Of National Intelligence, To Publish Book With Viking

    Viking is pleased to announce that former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, will publish a book in 2018.

    When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama’s senior intelligence advisor for six and a half years, a period that included such critical events as the take-down of Osama bin Laden, the leaks of Edward Snowden, the Benghazi attack, and Russia’s influence on the 2016 U.S election.

    Read more here.

  • July 20, 2017
    There’s a Book for That: Man on the Moon

    July 20 marks the anniversary of the first moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11. On this day in 1969, 530 million people (according to NASA) watched a live global broadcast!

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  • July 19, 2017
    PYR To Publish Debut Picture Book By Bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Junot Díaz

    Junot Díaz, the New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This is How You Lose Her, will publish his debut picture book with Penguin Young Readers on March 13, 2018. Illustrated by Leo Espinosa, Islandborn celebrates cultural diversity in America and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect us–to our families, to our past and to ourselves.

    Read more here.

  • July 17, 2017
    Friday Reads: Hotel Lit

    This summer, readers and reviewers are loving A Gentleman in Moscow and The Dollhouse which set us thinking about the sub-genre of hotel lit… books where the hotel setting is so prominent and intriguing that the hotel, or inn, becomes another character.

    Read more here.

  • July 14, 2017
    Tana French’s THE TRESPASSER Wins Strand Magazine Award for Best Novel

    On Wednesday evening, NY Times bestselling author Tana French was awarded the 2017 Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel for her book THE TRESPASSER (Viking). This marks Ms. French’s fifth best-novel nomination and her first win. Her longtime publicist Ben Petrone accepted the award on her behalf at the award ceremony.

    Read more here.

  • July 13, 2017
    There’s a Book for That: Road Trips!

    Are you planning to hit the road this summer for vacation? According to a recent AAA survey, road trips are the most popular type of vacation for families in the U.S. in 2017. In fact, 79% of American family vacationers are taking road trips, up 10 percent from last year. Many of us wax nostalgic about road trips we’ve taken with family, friends or solo.

    Read more here.

  • July 12, 2017
    Featured Author Event: Kara Thomas

    Books of Wonder proudly hosts the ThrillerFest Teen Panel, featuring Kara Thomas and her newest book, LITTLE MONSTERS (Delacorte Press). The Panel discussion will take place on Thursday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. Other panelists include Elle Cosimano (THE SUFFERING TREE), Megan Miranda (THE SAFEST LIES), and Ashley Elston (This Is Our Story).

    Read more here.

  • July 12, 2017
    Igloo Live: Our Sales Team Picks Favorite Summer Reads

    Our new speakers series, Igloo Live, debuted with Summer Book Talk & Giveaway, featuring members of our Penguin Random House Sales Team: Erin Baber, Hugo Bresson, Danielle Cantarella, Drew Schnoebelen, and Bailey Thomas. Corporate Communications’ Claire Von Schilling hosted the event and introduced the panel, moderated by Corporate Communications’ Christine Stotz.

    Read more here.

  • July 12, 2017
    S&G’s Julie Grau on Author Janelle Brown and Her New Summer Page-Turner

    In our Three Questions for an Editor feature, Julie Grau, Senior Vice President, Publisher, Spiegel & Grau, opens a window into the editorial relationship between her and author Janelle Brown, with a focus on WATCH ME DISAPPEAR. Published July 11, this “spider’s web of a novel” draws readers in from page one. The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother, Billie, leaves her husband Jonathan and daughter Olive to piece together a maze of secrets and hidden truths.

    Read more here.

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