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  • August 15, 2018
    DAW Books Publisher Betsy Wollheim to Receive World Fantasy Life Achievement Award

    The World Fantasy Convention has announced that DAW Books Publisher Betsy Wollheim will be awarded the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, for demonstrating outstanding service to the fantasy field. She is being honored alongside author Charles de Lint.

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  • August 15, 2018
    There’s a Book for That: Crazy Rich Asians

    Summer movie alert! Today, August 15, Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters nationwide. The film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel, CRAZY RICH ASIANS has been hotly anticipated and is the first film with an all-Asian cast and director since Wayne Wang’s The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago. In its 100-point Metacritic review, Time Out writes, “Bursting with attitude and heart, Hollywood’s first Asian-centric rom-com in years makes up for lost time in a big way.”

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  • August 15, 2018
    V. S. Naipaul: August 17, 1932—August 11, 2018

    We are sad to report the passing of V.S. Naipaul, who died late Saturday at his home in London. He was 85. Naipaul’s long association with Alfred A. Knopf began in 1970, when the house published THE LOSS OF EL DORADO. Robert Gottlieb, who was head of Knopf at the time, was his editor.

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  • August 13, 2018
    David Joy’s Appalachian Noir: “There’s Not a Story that Can’t be Told Within the Shadow of These Mountains

    Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is THE LINE THAT HELD US, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons on August 14, the dazzling third novel of Appalachian noir by Edgar Award nominee David Joy, whose work has drawn comparisons to Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O’Connor, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, Tom Franklin, and Wiley Cash.

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  • August 13, 2018
    7 Penguin Random House Titles Longlisted for 2018 FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

    The prestigious FT (Financial Times)/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Awards, which annually recognizes the book published in the U.S. and UK that “provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics,” has announced its 2018 longlist of 15 titles.

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  • August 13, 2018
    Penguin Young Readers Launches New Format This Fall With ‘PENGUIN MINIS’

    This fall Penguin Young Readers will introduce a brand new format to the American market – Penguin Minis – pocket-sized, full-length books that can easily fit in the palm of your hand. The inaugural list will debut with four titles by internationally bestselling author John Green: Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. Additional titles will follow in 2019.

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  • August 10, 2018
    Friday Reads: Photography

    With the 21st century’s advent of smart phone cameras and social media sharing, we have certainly become tourists in our own lives like never before… snapping and posting photos whenever inspiration strikes. Thusly, vicarious travel is at an all-time high in the summer. Depending on the trips of your circle of “friends”, you may visit Japan, Giverny, Maine, Greenland, etcetera through their photos.

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  • August 10, 2018
    Featured Author Event: R. O. Kwon (Denver)

    Colorado colleagues take note: Riverhead author R. O. Kwon will be presenting her gripping novel, THE INCENDIARIES, at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver on Saturday, August 11, at 2:00pm. The event will feature Kwon in conversation with journalist, fiction writer, and the former business editor of newyorker.com Vauhini Vara.

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  • August 8, 2018
    500 Days of Summer (Interns): A Look Back and a Farewell

    As the summer draws to an end, so too does our time at Penguin Random House. Interning at Penguin Random House has provided us with the incredible opportunity to explore every nook and cranny of the publishing industry, develop crucial professional skills, forge lifelong connections, and experience everything the City That Never Sleeps has to offer.

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  • August 8, 2018
    Berkley’s Danielle Perez Probes the “Addictive” OUR HOUSE and its “Twisty Suspense”

    Louise Candlish’s OUR HOUSE, published by Berkley on August 7, is an addictive novel of domestic suspense, where secrets kept hidden from spouses cause shocking surprises: When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she’s sure there’s been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: “bird’s nest” custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy.

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