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  • May 24, 2018
    Former First Lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama Reveals the Book Cover of Her Memoir, BECOMING, Scheduled for November 13, 2018, Global Publication

    Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama revealed today on Instagram the book cover of her highly anticipated memoir, BECOMING, which is scheduled to be published globally on November 13, 2018.

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  • May 24, 2018
    Crown Books for Young Readers to Publish WE SAY #NEVERAGAIN by Parkland Student Journalists This Fall

    Edited by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) journalism and broadcasting teachers Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner, WE SAY #NEVERAGAIN: Reporting from the School That Inspired the Nation, a collection of first-person accounts, richly researched and reported articles, and photographs by and about the students at MSD, will be published by Crown Books for Young Readers on October 2, 2018.

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  • May 23, 2018
    Penguin Random House Author Philip Roth (1933 – 2018): Every Major Work In Print From Vintage

    In mourning the loss of Philip Roth, who died Tuesday, May 22 in Manhattan, we take pride in the long, ongoing publishing history Penguin Random House imprints have with the career-spanning body of work he created. All of his more than 30 leading works are in print with us.

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  • May 23, 2018
    The Making of a Gripping New Novel Set in North Korea

    Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection, D.B. John’s STAR OF THE NORTH, published by Crown on May 22, is particularly timely, as much of the highly-charged narrative unfolds in North Korea. Crown Senior Editor Nate Roberson offers these insights: “Describing STAR OF THE NORTH as a ‘thriller’ is accurate—it’s one of the most exciting books I’ve read in years—but also incomplete, because this book is so much more than just an entertaining thrill ride.

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  • May 23, 2018
    Riverhead to Publish 2018 Man Booker International Prize Winner in August

    FLIGHTS, a “non-traditional” narrative by acclaimed Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, has won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, awarded annually to a fiction work judged to be the year’s outstanding work of translated fiction. Translator Jennifer Croft will share the 50,000 pound prize with Tokarczuk. FLIGHTS will be published in the U.S. by Riverhead on August 14.

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  • May 23, 2018
    There’s a Book for That: Memorial Day

    On Monday, May 28th, we pay tribute to the American men and women who have died in service to our country. To honor the occasion, we are highlighting titles — fiction and nonfiction — with themes that honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military.

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  • May 23, 2018
    CONVICTED and THE RED BANDANNA Win Christopher Awards

    The 69th annual Christopher Awards, presented in New York City on May 17, celebrated and honored writers, producers, directors, authors and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” WaterBrook’s CONVICTED: A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship by Jameel McGee and Andrew Collins with Mark Tabb won in the Books for Adults category. Viking Books for Young Readers’ THE RED BANDANNA by Tom Rinaldi won in the Books for Young People category.

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  • May 22, 2018
    Author Jojo Moyes Rescues UK Literacy Program “Quick Reads”

    Jojo Moyes, author of #1 bestselling Pamela Dorman/Viking/Penguin books such as ME BEFORE YOU, AFTER YOU and STILL ME, learned that Quick Reads, a UK-based literacy program for adults with reading challenges, was in dire financial straits and on the verge of closing. So she personally donated £360,000 in order to ensure that Quick Reads, which has distributed 4.8 million copies of short novels by big-name author since the program began in 2006, will be able to operate for at least three more years.

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  • May 21, 2018
    Support the #WearOrange Movement and National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday, 6/1

    National Gun Violence Awareness Day is on June 1. This year, Penguin Publishing Group has partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety and the #WearOrange movement to recognize the date and to help send a powerful message to end gun violence.

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  • May 17, 2018
    Kristin Cochrane Named CEO of Penguin Random House Canada

    Dear Colleagues, Since 2015 KRISTIN COCHRANE has served as President and Publisher of Penguin Random House Canada, working closely with CEO Brad Martin, who announced his retirement today. It gives me great pleasure to share with you that Kristin will succeed Brad as CEO of Penguin Random House Canada, reporting to me, effective July 1, 2018. She will also join our Global Executive Committee.

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