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  • September 17, 2021
    Eight PRH Authors on TIME 100 List, Cathy Park Hong on the Cover

    Eight authors published by Penguin Random House imprints are on the 18th annual TIME 100 Most Influential People List. One World’s Cathy Park Hong, recognized as an Icon, is featured on the cover (one of seven versions) of the TIME print edition on newsstands now.

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  • September 15, 2021
    Our PRH 2021 Booker Shortlist 6: Arudpragasam, Lockwood, Shipstead, Mohamed, Powers, Galgut

    On September 14, the judges for the 2021 Booker Prize took a major step to determine this year’s winner. Their short list of six titles has four published by Penguin Random House U.S., five published or distributed by Penguin Random House Canada, and four from Penguin Random House UK.

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  • September 13, 2021
    RHCB President & Publisher Barbara Marcus Shares “3 Things You Can Do To Make Literacy More Accessible”

    On the occasion of last week’s International Literacy Day, Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books and Women’s Forum of New York member, responded to a question posed to her by the International Women’s Forum: “What are the 3 most important things IWF members can do individually to make literacy more accessible to all?”

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  • August 30, 2021
    PRH Authors Featured in A.O. Scott’s “The Americans” NYT Series

    A.O. Scott, New York Times critic at large and co-chief film critic, has been writing a periodic essay series called “The Americans,” dedicated to revisiting and personally reappraising a range of American authors, “some well known, some unjustly forgotten, some perpetually misunderstood,” a number of them published by Penguin Random House.

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  • August 23, 2021
    Author/Illustrator Emily Winfield Martin Extends Her Brand With “Wonderful Things” Tea

    Emily Winfield Martin, author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller, THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE, and forthcoming THIS IS A GIFT FOR YOU (on-sale September 14, 2021 from Random House Books for Young Readers), is extending her Dream World lifestyle brand to custom tea in collaboration with Harney & Sons Fine Teas.

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  • August 18, 2021
    5 Crown, Currency, Doubleday, Portfolio Authors Among FT/McKinsey 2021 “Best” Business Book Longlisters

    Five Penguin Random House titles have been recognized among the fifteen semi-finalists for the transatlantic competition, the 2021 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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  • August 17, 2021
    Join Authors Grady Hendrix and Chuck Wendig for Virtual “Libraries Night Out”

    You’re invited to Libraries Night Out, a virtual event featuring Berkley author Grady Hendrix and Del Rey author Chuck Wendig as they discuss their new novels, THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP and THE BOOK OF ACCIDENTS, on Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 pm (ET). To register, click here.

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  • August 6, 2021
    Ballantine to Publish Mel Brooks’ Memoir in November

    Ballantine Books has acquired famed director, producer, writer and actor Mel Brooks’ memoir, ALL ABOUT ME! My Remarkable Life in Show Business, which the imprint will publish in the U.S. on November 30. An audiobook edition will be released simultaneously by Penguin Random House Audio. Century, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, will release the title in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. The world publishing rights for the book were acquired by Ballantine Books Executive Editor Pamela Cannon from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown.

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  • August 5, 2021
    Penguin Random House and Kellogg Company Air Nationwide Commercial to Spread Awareness of the Feeding Reading Program

    Penguin Random House and the Kellogg Company are partnering for the third time to bring the Feeding Reading program to students across the country. Following the success of last year’s campaign of distributing more than 800,000 books to kids and families nationwide, we are excited for our Penguin Random House characters and book covers to be featured on more than 100,000,000 Kellogg’s products.

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  • July 30, 2021
    PRH Audio to Publish Audiobook Original by Erik Larson, His First Work of Fiction, in September

    Penguin Random House Audio has announced that it will publish NO ONE GOES ALONE, an audiobook original—and the first ever work of fiction—from Erik Larson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile and The Devil in the White City. Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt and available in time for Halloween (Random House Audio; on sale September 28), this otherworldly tale of intrigue and the impossible marshals Larson’s trademark approach to nonfiction to create something new: a ghost story deeply grounded in history, available exclusively on audio, because, as Larson says, ghost stories are best told aloud.

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