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Learn more about Penguin Random House, and our authors and their books. Scroll down and click the links below to read recent news stories, social media posts, and press releases.

  • September 18, 2019
    Celebrated Canadian Author Graeme Gibson Has Died

    Graeme Gibson, celebrated Canadian author and spouse of Margaret Atwood, has died. Nan A. Talese, President & Publisher, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday said: “I was lucky enough to publish two of Graeme’s books – THE BEDSIDE BOOK OF BIRDS and THE BEDSIDE BOOK OF BEASTS, both glorious – and of course all of Peggy’s books for forty years now. They were so happy to be in one another’s lives, and we were so happy to be in theirs. Graeme was a brilliant, gentle soul and will be deeply missed.”

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  • September 12, 2019
    PRH 2019 Indie 2-Day Transit Shipment Program Now Live

    The 2019 Pre-Holiday Season Officially Begins: Penguin Random House Annual 2-Day Transit Program Now Underway. For many independent booksellers across the U.S., the earliest sign of the coming year-end holidays is not The Nutcracker over the sound system—but the announcement that the annual Penguin Random House 2-Day transit program has begun. The 2019-20 initiative, announced by Jaci Updike, President, U.S. Sales, Penguin Random House, extends through March 2, 2020.

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  • September 11, 2019
    Celebrating Margaret Atwood and Her New Novel THE TESTAMENTS

    The author of the moment is unquestionably Margaret Atwood, whose new novel, THE TESTAMENTS, the sequel to THE HANDMAID’S TALE, is being published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in the US and by McClelland & Stewart in Canada on Tuesday, September 10. This worldwide literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live broadcast of MARGARET ATWOOD: LIVE IN CINEMAS in the UK, US and Canada.

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  • September 10, 2019
    Susan Kamil

    Dear Colleagues,

    With a breaking heart, I am writing to let you know you that our vibrant, beloved Susan Kamil passed away yesterday from a sudden illness.

    Read more here.

  • August 28, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Amazon Rainforest

    The fires raging across the Amazon rainforests have caused an international outcry. Tropical forests are home to many species of plants and animals found nowhere else. They are also important refuges for indigenous people, and contain enormous stores of carbon that would otherwise contribute to climate change. Breaking news this week reports that the special communications office for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told CNN that the country would turn down the $20 million in international aid for the fires that was pledged at the G7 summit in France on Monday.

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  • August 26, 2019
    Téa Obreht Reimagines Myths of the American West with Her “Magical, Otherwordly Storytelling”

    Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is Téa Obreht’s INLAND, published by Random House and debuting at #12 on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list for the week of September 1. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, INLAND is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Obreht’s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines myths of the American West, making them entirely—and unforgettably—her own.

    Read more here.

  • August 26, 2019
    Riverhead Hosts First Pet-Friendly “Pup-Up” Reading Room

    Riverhead Books returned with another exciting curated reading room at Brooklyn Bridge Park earlier this month. This time, inspired by beloved four-legged companions both fictional and real, Riverhead hosted a special “pup-up” in which readers were invited to bring their furry friends along to join in the fun for the first time!

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  • August 26, 2019
    Featured Author Event: Caitlin Moscatello (Manhattan)

    All Penguin Random House colleagues are invited to meet and hear Caitlin Moscatello, author of SEE JANE WIN: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics, at her free launch event tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 27, at The Strand in Manhattan, beginning at 7:30 pm. Moscatello will be in conversation with Amanda Litman, co-founder and executive director of Run for Something (a PAC that recruits and supports young, diverse progressives running for down-ballot office), so it’s guaranteed to be an interesting and inspiring conversation. C-SPAN-TV will be there to film the event for broadcast.

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  • August 21, 2019
    PRH Library Marketing’s “Borrow.Read.Repeat” Attracts 43K+ Subscribers

    Over the past three years, the Penguin Random House Library Marketing Department has embraced the company’s reader-centric mission, and has devoted itself to reaching out directly to library patrons, in addition to librarians themselves. They softly launched their Borrow.Read.Repeat patron-facing platform in 2016 to keep patrons in the know about the hottest upcoming titles, and began cultivating a following for the BRR blog, e-newsletter, and social platforms with grassroots marketing efforts, including in-person book buzzes at library systems around the country.

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  • August 20, 2019
    Rachel Maddow Going on Tour to Discuss Her New Crown Book BLOWOUT

    Rachel Maddow’s BLOWOUT: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth goes on sale from Crown on Tuesday, October 1, and on Thursday, October 3, she kicks off a national tour to discuss her new book, beginning with an event that night at the Streicker Center in New York City. To view her full tour schedule, see the poster below.

    Read more here.

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