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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • August 15, 2017
    Hogarth Author Eimear McBride Wins James Tait Black Prize for THE LESSER BOHEMIANS

    THE LESSER BOHEMIANS by Eimear McBride has won the James Tait Black Prize, Great Britain’s oldest literary award. The winners of the prizes were unveiled at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Monday, August 14, when the honor for biography was also announced.

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  • August 15, 2017
    HOME FIRE: Humanizing the Dilemmas of Our Moment

    This week’s Igloo Book Buzz, HOME FIRE by Kamila Shamsie, was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize and published by Riverhead Books on August 15. Suspenseful and heartbreaking, this is the story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.

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  • August 14, 2017
    Our 4 PEN Center USA 2017 Literary Awards Finalists

    PEN Center USA, the West Coast division of PEN International, has announced its 2017 Literary Awards finalists. Penguin Random House imprints publish four of the finalists in the following categories: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Research Nonfiction, and Young Adult.

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  • August 14, 2017
    Hit the Road for the #UnitedStatesofBooks Interactive Tour

    Late last year, colleagues in our Consumer Engagement Group launched a fun new initiative called The United States of Books, with Penguin Random House employees and readers across the country picking books set in specific states and an object the state is known for. An easy way to take a tour of these United States of Books’ selections, along with stylized, art-forward images, is this interactive “road trip.”

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  • August 14, 2017
    Featured Author Event: Emily Culliton

    Join Books are Magic in welcoming author Emily Culliton as she discusses and signs her hilarious and highly entertaining debut novel THE MISFORTUNE OF MARION PALM (Knopf) on Wednesday, August 16 at 7:30pm.

    THE MISFORTUNE OF MARION PALM tells the story of Marion Palm, an embezzling mother, who takes the reader on a journey when the school Marion has been embezzling from conducts an audit. Suddenly, Marion is grabbing stacks of cash and fleeing the country, leaving behind her husband and two daughters. Told through the family members’ alternating perspectives, the book is sure to entice any reader.

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  • August 11, 2017
    Featured Author Event: Emily Culliton

    Join Books are Magic in welcoming author Emily Culliton as she discusses and signs her hilarious and highly entertaining debut novel THE MISFORTUNE OF MARION PALM (Knopf) on Wednesday, August 16 at 7:30pm.

    Read more here.

  • August 11, 2017
    Friday Reads: Surf Lit!

    Now that we have a little distance from Shark Week – it’s time to hit the surf! Surfing is much more than a sport, but rather a way of life for those who savor nature and the lull between waves as much as the thrill of the ride. The “endless summer” is an appealing philosophy to surfers who are often globe-trotters and environmentalists. And no wave is the same, much like no book is!

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  • August 11, 2017
    How the Kellogg Brothers Transformed Breakfast and Wellness

    “What’s more American than Corn Flakes?” Bing Crosby once posed that rhetorical question and would probably have enjoyed reading our new Igloo Book Buzz selection, Howard Markel’s THE KELLOGGS: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, published by Pantheon.

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