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  • January 16, 2018
    Alarcón, Moshfegh, Strout: Finalists for The Story Prize

    The three finalists for the 2017 Story Prize, which annually honors authors of outstanding short story collections published in the prior year, are all published by Penguin Random House imprints.

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  • January 9, 2018
    Penguin Random House Acquires Rodale Books’ Trade Publishing Assets

    Penguin Random House has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books, the pathfinding, highly regarded wellness publisher, and will take over the publication of its frontlist and backlist titles effective immediately, it was announced today by Markus Dohle, Chief Executive Officer, Penguin Random House. Rodale Books was acquired from Hearst, which completed its purchase of Rodale, Inc., the parent publisher of Rodale Books, last week. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • January 9, 2018
    Our Audio Group and Texas Monthly Partner to Record Magazine Features on Audio for the First Time

    Acclaimed magazine Texas Monthly has partnered with Penguin Random House Audio to record more than 20 features from the magazine’s archives on audio for the first time. This collaboration offers listeners thought-provoking stories perfect for the length of a commute, similar to a podcast, but recorded with the high production quality listeners have come to expect from full-length audiobook programs.

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  • January 9, 2018
    Penguin Random House India Presents Priyanka Chopra: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Chasing a Dream

    Penguin Random House India’s annual lecture event featured Priyanka Chopra, global entertainment personality, game changer and Unicef ambassador, last month in New Delhi. Launched in 2007, The Penguin Annual Lecture series has become one of the most prestigious cultural events in India. The eleventh edition, held on December 26, was themed “Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Chasing a Dream” and marked the conclusion of Penguin Random House India’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

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  • January 8, 2018
    Big Night at the Golden Globe Awards for BIG LITTLE LIES and THE HANDMAID’S TALE

    Hit television series based on Liane Moriarty’s BIG LITTLE LIES (Berkley) and Margaret Atwood’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Anchor) took home a combined 6 awards at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday night, January 7, in Los Angeles.

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  • January 8, 2018
    Behind the Pages of THE IMMORTALISTS with Sally Kim and Chloe Benjamin

    Celebrating the publication of THE IMMORTALISTS, one of the most highly anticipated books of 2018, we present a special “Behind the Pages” interview with the novel’s editor, Sally Kim, Vice President, Editorial Director, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, and author Chloe Benjamin.

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  • January 5, 2018
    Featured Author Event: Matt de la Peña and Loren Long (Brooklyn)

    Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long will read and present their new picture book, LOVE (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers), a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all. Matt and Loren will appear at Books are Magic, beginning at 6:00 pm on January 9 for an evening about LOVE, A Winter 2017-2018 Kids’ Indie Next Top Pick.

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  • January 5, 2018
    Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

    The Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and the Library of Congress has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Woodson as the sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Our Penguin Random House author is a four-time Newbery Honor Medalist, Coretta Scott King Book Award-winner, former Young People’s Poet Laureate and National Book Award Winner for her memoir-in-verse BROWN GIRL DREAMING (Nancy Paulsen Books).

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  • January 5, 2018
    Friday Reads: Jacqueline Woodson

    For the first Friday Reads of the New Year, we are focusing on young readers and hope for the future. Penguin Random House author Jacqueline Woodson was just named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by The Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and the Library of Congress.

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  • January 5, 2018
    Our Authors Honeyman and Stott Win Costa Book Awards

    Winners of the 2017 Costa Book Awards, one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes, have been announced and two Penguin Random House authors and their books topped the following categories.

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