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  • March 22, 2019
    Celebrating Our Readerlink Children’s Publisher Award

    Members of our home-office-based Mass Merchandise Sales team were together in Chicago the night of March 20 to celebrate PRH winning the 2018 Children’s Publisher Award bestowed by Readerlink, our valued distribution partner, and North America’s largest full-service trade-book distributor.

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  • March 22, 2019
    Netflix’s The Who Was? Show, Inspired by Penguin Workshop’s #1 NYT Bestselling Who Was? Series, Nominated for 5 Daytime Emmys

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced yesterday that Netflix’s The Who Was? Show, a live-action sketch comedy series for children adapted from Penguin Young Readers’ #1 New York Times bestselling biography series, Who Was?, has been nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards in the following categories: Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series; Outstanding Writing for a Children’s, Preschool Children’s, Family Viewing; Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design for a Live Action Program; Outstanding Single Camera Editing; and Outstanding Sound Editing For A Live Action Program.

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  • March 21, 2019
    Readerlink Names PRH Top 2018 Children’s Publisher

    Readerlink, North America’s largest full-service book distributor, has honored Penguin Random House as its 2018 Children’s Publisher of the Year.

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  • March 21, 2019
    Three of Our Authors Win 2019 Lukas Prizes

    The Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard have announced the winners of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards, with three of the five prizes going to one Crown and two Penguin Press authors.

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  • March 15, 2019
    Coll, Smith, Orange Win 2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Penguin Press authors Steve Coll and Zadie Smith, and Alfred A. Knopf first-time novelist Tommy Orange were among the winners of 2018 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards conferred last night, March 14, during a ceremony at Manhattan’s New School.

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  • March 15, 2019
    Friday Reads: Irish Lit

    “I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can’t write unless you read.” ― William Trevor Once again, we turn to the fertile literary ground of Ireland in honor of St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday. Here is some of the most compelling recent fiction and nonfiction hailing from Eire this year.

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  • March 15, 2019
    Riverhead Publishes 3 of 13 Man Booker International Prize Longlisted Titles

    Last year, Riverhead Books published the winner of the Man Booker International Prize, FLIGHTS by Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The Penguin Random House imprint may have another prize winner on its hands this year. The 2019 he Man Booker International Prize longlist has been announced, and of the 13 titles, three are currently published or forthcoming from Riverhead.

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  • March 12, 2019
    5 PRH Authors 2019 Lukas Prize Shortlisters

    The 2019 shortlists for the prestigious J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards, sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, include five of our authors. Established in 1998, these awards recognize excellence in American nonfiction writing from both published books and works in progress on history and topics of American political or social concern.

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  • March 12, 2019
    Lauren Groff’s FLORIDA Wins The Story Prize

    Lauren Groff’s FLORIDA, published by Riverhead Books, has won the 15th annual Story Prize for short fiction, it was announced on Wednesday, March 6, at an awards ceremony at the New School in Manhattan. Groff received $20,000 and an engraved silver bowl. Judges praised Groff’s book as an “immersive experience” into the “beauty and awfulness” of the state of Florida. Her story collection was previously named a 2018 National Book Award Fiction finalist. Among the many fans of FLORIDA is former President Barack Obama, who listed the title among his favorite books of 2018.

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  • March 12, 2019
    Madeline McIntosh Chairs Poets & Writers Gala That Sets Fundraising Record

    Madeline McIntosh was the Benefit Chair of last night’s Poets & Writers gala in Manhattan. This annual event, celebrating America’s largest nonprofit service organization dedicated to fostering the professional development of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, brought together people from across the book industry, and raised a record $750,000.

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