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  • June 18, 2019
    Knopf’s THE LONG TAKE by Robin Robertson Wins Walter Scott Prize

    Robin Robertson’s THE LONG TAKE, published by Alfred A. Knopf, has won the £25,000 (about $31,470) 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, which “celebrates quality, and innovation of writing in the English language, and is open to books published in the previous year in the U.K., Ireland or the Commonwealth… the majority of the storyline must have taken place at least 60 years ago.” Robertson is the first Scot and first poet to win the prize in its 10-year history.

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  • June 14, 2019
    Knopf’s Bill Loverd, Champion of Literary Titans, Dies at 78

    Bill Loverd, who, as the Director of Publicity at Knopf Publishers for nearly forty years, championed the work of some of the most distinguished writers of the last half of the twentieth century, died yesterday at his home in New Jersey. He was 78. The cause was cancer.

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  • June 14, 2019
    Friday Reads: Walking

    Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. —Søren Kierkegaard

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  • June 14, 2019
    Featured Author Event: Esi Edugyan (Brooklyn)

    Come out on Monday, June 17, to Books Are Magic in Brooklyn to see New York Times bestselling author Esi Edugyan discuss her latest book, WASHINGTON BLACK, published by Knopf/Vintage. This free, one-hour event begins at 7:30 p.m., and Edugyan will be signing copies of her book after her talk.

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  • June 12, 2019
    Penguin Random House and Authors Guild Bring Writing Workshops to Aspiring Authors Nationwide

    Following the success of the inaugural Writing Business Bootcamp in Philadelphia last fall, the Authors Guild Foundation and Penguin Random House continued their partnership, bringing the bootcamp series to underserved communities across the country, including Cincinnati, OH, Decatur, GA, New Orleans, LA, Seattle, WA, and Santa Fe, NM earlier this year.

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  • June 12, 2019
    PRH Volunteers Share Our Books with Shakespeare in the Park Fans

    In the ongoing spirit of giving back to our communities, Penguin Random House has been a longtime supporter of Shakespeare in the Park, one of the cornerstones of the Public Theater’s mission to bring performing arts to the people of New York City.

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  • June 12, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Father’s Day

    Sunday, June 16, is Father’s Day. Like all profound relationships, the one between father and child is complex. To honor the fathers in our lives, we’ve assembled some of the best books that dad may like on a wide range of subjects, with even some fiction thrown in for good measure.

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  • June 6, 2019
    Our Lambda Literary Award Winners

    Lambda Literary, the nation’s leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) literature, has announced the winners of its 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”), with Riverhead author Masha Gessen receiving the Visionary Award, and Beacon Press author Imani Perry winning the LGBTQ Nonfiction Prize.

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  • June 5, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Pride Month

    In June we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) which honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. First, President Bill Clinton declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” on June 2, 2000. In 2009, President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world.

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  • June 5, 2019
    Meryl Streep to Narrate New Audiobook Recording of E.B. White’s Classic CHARLOTTE’S WEB

    Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep headlines a new full-cast audiobook recording of E. B. White’s classic children’s book CHARLOTTE’S WEB, on sale October 29, from Listening Library.

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