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  • September 25, 2023
    5 Novels From PRH Canada and PRH UK Among 6 Shortlisted For 2023 Booker Prize

    Hearty congratulations to our Booker Prize shortlisters, published by our UK and Canada sister imprints. The 2023 autumn literary awards carousel took five of our authors for another rings-grabbing spin, on September 21, with the presentation in London of the judges’ selection of the six shortlisted titles, chosen from the long list of thirteen, contending for this year’s Booker Prize.

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  • September 22, 2023
    Sustainability Committee’s Favorite “Green” Books

    In honor of Climate Week NYC 2023, we collected some of our Sustainability Committee members’ favorite “green” books. These Penguin Random House titles cover a range of topics and ages, from celebrating the beauty of Earth to an explainer on how recycling actually works.

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  • September 13, 2023
    Annette Danek Honored With Global “Top 30 Leaders In Supply Chain Award”

    The longstanding, trailblazing leadership from Annette DanekExecutive Vice PresidentChief Supply Chain Officer,  of our global distribution and fulfillment operations, is widely acknowledged as an indispensable ingredient in Penguin Random House‘s competitive-advantage support of our authors, core imprints and third-party publishing partners, and booksellers.

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  • September 6, 2023
    Apply for the PRH Audio Narrator Mentorship Program!

    Launched in 2021, the Penguin Random House Audio Narrator Mentorship Program is an initiative for actors new to audiobooks, offering them the opportunity to work with our team of producers to strengthen their craft and gain industry knowledge.

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  • August 24, 2023
    Delacorte Press to Publish New Holly Jackson Thriller THE REAPPEARANCE OF RACHEL PRICE

    Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, announced that it will publish THE REAPPEARANCE OF RACHEL PRICE by #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Jackson, marking her return to true-crime angled thrillers. This is the first of three new novels coming from Holly Jackson, and it will release on April 2, 2024 with a first printing of 500,000.

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  • August 21, 2023
    THE CHANGELING TV Adaptation is Coming Soon

    On August 8th, Apple released the trailer for the TV adaptation for THE CHANGELING by Victor LaValle (One World).  The show stars Academy Award-nominee LaKeith Stanfield as Apollo Kagwa, the unlikely hero who finds himself in an enchanted world while following the trail of his missing wife. In addition to Stanfield, the series stars Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson, and special guest star Malcolm Barrett.

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  • August 10, 2023
    50 Years of FEAR OF FLYING, the Groundbreaking Publication

    On December 5, 2023, Berkley will publish a new trade paperback edition of Erica Jong’s groundbreaking debut novel FEAR OF FLYING to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the book’s original publication in 1973. The 50th Anniversary Edition will include a new cover look designed by Lynn Buckley with art direction from Kaitlin Kall, an introduction by writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner, and a foreword by the author’s daughter Molly Jong-Fast. 

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  • August 3, 2023
    PYR to Publish HOPE IS A RAINBOW by Best-Selling Author & NBC’s TODAY Co-Anchor Hoda Kotb

    Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I’VE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVERand mother of two, will publish a new children’s picture book, HOPE IS A RAINBOW with Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

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  • August 1, 2023
    Don’t Miss These RHCB August Events!

    Random House Children’s Books has plenty of events to look forward to this summer! Meet our very own Wendy Loggia, Vice President & Senior Executive Editor, Delacorte Press, at a Golden Book signing or register for a virtual event with writer-artist duo Deanna Kent and Neil Hooson.

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  • July 31, 2023
    Coalition of Booksellers, Authors & Publishers File Suit to Challenge New Censorship Law in Texas

    On July 25, the American Association of Publishers, of which Penguin Random House is a member, joined two Texas booksellers (Book People in Austin and Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston), American Booksellers AssociationAuthors Guild, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to file a legal challenge to “The Reader Act” (formerly Texas HB 900). The lawsuit claims that the bill, which requires Texas school library material vendors to rate books based on sexual content, violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

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