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  • October 13, 2017
    100 Book Covers by Penguin Random House Designers Featured at Torino Graphic Days Festival in Italy

    Penguin Random House celebrates its heritage and creativity internationally through the designs of its book covers, at the heart of the company’s tradition of enduring quality and innovation. An exhibit of 100 of our notable book covers, created by a select group of Penguin Random House creative designers and art directors, is being presented in a special “Be My Cover” exhibit at Torino Graphic Days, October 12-15, in Turin, Italy.

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  • October 12, 2017
    Tim Tebow Launches SHAKEN: The Young Readers Edition with Book Report Contest

    Tim Tebow’s newest book, SHAKEN: The Young Reader’s Edition – Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way, was published by WaterBrook, a Crown Publishing Group imprint, on September 12, and launched with a book report contest that is running through January 8, 2018. The Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL quarterback, professional baseball player (in the New York Mets minor league system) and author is very enthused about this contest, which is aimed at youth ages 10 to 15 years old, to encourage reading and writing while reminding them of their identity in Jesus.

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  • October 12, 2017
    There’s a Book for That: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Please find below books that educate and support those confronting breast cancer.

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  • October 12, 2017
    Sarah Jessica Parker Selects Mohsin Hamid’s EXIT WEST as ALA Book Club Central SJP Fall Pick

    The latest American Library Association (ALA) Book Club Central SJP pick, chosen by Honorary Book Club Central Chair Sarah Jessica Parker, is EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid, published by Riverhead. EXIT WEST has been shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, longlisted for the ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and is a finalist for the 2017 Kirkus Prize.

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  • October 10, 2017
    E L James’s DARKER: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian to be Published November 28, 2017

    E L James’s DARKER: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian will be published by Vintage Books as a trade paperback and eBook on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The announcement was made today by Anne Messitte, Publisher of Vintage/Anchor Books.

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  • October 10, 2017
    Riverhead Reveals Spring 2018 Catalog as Colorful Flip Book

    Readers across the country are flipping over Riverhead Books’ latest collaborative catalog. To launch the Spring 2018 list, Riverhead Design Labs partnered with renowned illustrator Grace Helmer, beloved for her bright, beautiful oil paintings which bring everyday life to vivid, colorful life, on a clever and charming flip book. Paging forward and backwards reveals two different narratives, with every detail – a musical turtle, a perilously discarded coffee cup – representing a title on Riverhead’s spring list.

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  • October 10, 2017
    Featured Author Event: Yrsa Daley-Ward

    Celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward will appear at The Strand to discuss, read and sign copies of BONE (Penguin Books), her poignant collection of poems about the heart, life, and the inner self. The event will be held in The Strand’s Rare Book Room on Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

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  • October 10, 2017
    Friday Reads: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

    The 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature was just awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro and we congratulate him! Another perennial favorite for the award is the African writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. Thiong’o, who is from Kenya, is a distinguished professor of comparative literature and English at University of California, Irvine.

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  • October 5, 2017
    There’s a Book for That: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence created and observed the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October 1987 and Congress designated it as such in 1989.

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  • October 4, 2017
    Trevor Noah Wins 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor

    Penguin Random House author and Comedy Central Network Daily Show host Trevor Noah has won the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor, sponsored by Thurber House, for his bestselling memoir, BORN A CRIME: Stories from a South African Childhood (Spiegel & Grau/Random House). Mr. Noah received a $5,000 prize and a commemorative crystal plaque Monday, October 2, at a ceremony in New York City.

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