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  • October 22, 2019
    PRH Education Launches Elementary-Education Website

    Furthering its mission to inspire teachers and learners with outstanding books, Penguin Random House Education announces the launch of a new website specifically designed and built for elementary educators.

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  • October 15, 2019
    2019 Booker Co-Awarded to Atwood’s THE TESTAMENTS and Evaristo’s GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER

    Great joy out of London: For the first time since 1992, the Booker Prize has been awarded jointly, and its 2019 winners are both Penguin Random House authors: Margaret Atwood’s THE TESTAMENTS and Bernardine Evaristo’s GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER.

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  • October 11, 2019
    Celebrating Olga Tokarczuk’s Nobel Prize

    Olga Tokarczuk is the newest Nobel Prize winner to join the more than 80 previous laureates, most recently Kazuo Ishiguro, Alice Munro, Orhan Pamuk, and Toni Morrison, published by current and predecessor Penguin Random House imprints.

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  • October 9, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Yom Kippur

    This year, Yom Kippur commenced on October 8, at sundown and will end on October 9, at sundown. Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith and is observed with a 25-hour fast and a special religious service. Yom Kippur is the culmination of the Ten Days of Awe, a period of introspection and repentance that follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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  • October 7, 2019
    “BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice,” a Companion to Michelle Obama’s Bestselling Memoir, to be Published November 19, 2019

    BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice, a companion to former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama’s critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling memoir, BECOMING, will be published in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House. A Spanish language edition titled BECOMING: Un Diario Guiado will be published by Plaza & Janes/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial. The BECOMING journal will have a first printing of 500,000 copies.

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  • October 4, 2019
    Madeline’s Picks for Fall 2019

    Autumn is finally here, which means falling leaves, cozy sweaters, and most importantly, a whole new crop of fantastic books. Our US CEO, Madeline McIntosh, has shared some of her recommendations for the season’s greatest reads.

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  • October 3, 2019
    Celebrating Today’s Publication of Philip Pullman’s THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH

    Philip Pullman fans everywhere are celebrating the arrival of THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH, the second volume of Pullman’s new bestselling trilogy The Book of Dust, on sale today from Alfred A. Knopf BFYR. This book marks the return to the parallel world of Pullman’s masterwork The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1).

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  • October 2, 2019
    Jim Carrey to Publish Novel with Knopf

    Jim Carrey has written a novel, MEMOIRS AND MISINFORMATION, that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in May 2020. Carrey wrote the book in collaboration with novelist Dana Vachon. Knopf acquired world rights from David Kuhn at Aevitas Creative Management. The novel will be published by Knopf in hardcover and eBook, and by Penguin Random House Audio, on May 5, 2020.

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  • October 1, 2019
    Penguin Random House Has 4 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlisters

    Penguin Random House publishes four titles, from four different imprints, of the six books on the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist, Canada’s most prestigious literary award for fiction:

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  • September 27, 2019
    NEWS Luiselli and Vuong Receive MacArthur “Genius Grants”

    Two Penguin Random House authors, Valeria Luiselli and Ocean Vuong, have been named 2019 MacArthur Fellows. This prestigious fellowship (often referred to as the “Genuis Grant”) from the MacArthur Foundation honors “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits” and comes with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000.

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