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  • February 16, 2018
    YA Author Samira Ahmed Takes on Islamophobia in Her Debut Novel

    Samira Ahmed’s debut novel, LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS, features an Indian-American Muslim teen coping with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape. Published by Soho Teen, the Young Adult division of Soho Press, a Penguin Random House Publisher Services client, this book is a Spring 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, a New York Times bestseller, and was recently featured in The New York Times Book Review’s “Inside the List” column.

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  • February 16, 2018
    Friday Reads: President’s Day

    On Monday, February 19th we celebrate President’s Day. Did you know that President’s Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president? Four chief executives—George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan were born in February, but their birthdays all come either too early or late to coincide with Presidents’ Day, which is always celebrated on the third Monday of the month since 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act: “an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers…”

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  • February 16, 2018
    Penguin Random House: A Story of Shared Values: Literacy & Education

    This eight-part series highlights individual sections from our first-ever Social Impact Highlights Summary. Today’s installment features literacy and education. The power of reading and writing knows no bounds. The ability to read and write is key to unlocking a new perspective and a greater awareness of not only the world outside but also the one within. It is the starting point in both transcending and uniting generations and cultures, building empathy and expanding the imagination.

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  • February 16, 2018
    Penguin Random House: A Story of Shared Values: Inclusion

    This eight-part series highlights individual sections from our first-ever Social Impact Highlights Summary. Today’s installment features inclusion and diversity.

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  • February 16, 2018
    Activist DeRay Mckesson to Publish Book with Viking

    Viking is pleased to announce ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM: The Case for Hope, a new book by DeRay Mckesson, civil rights activist and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, coming September 4, 2018. Georgia Bodnar and Wendy Wolf at Viking acquired North American rights, as well as audio and first serial, from CAA.

    Read more here.

  • February 14, 2018
    Friendship, Secrets & Thumps in Surgical Scrubs

    Our latest Igloo Book Buzz selection is Kimmery Martin’s debut novel, THE QUEEN OF HEARTS, published by Berkley on February 13. An emergency medicine doctor, born and raised in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, Kimmery sets her book’s narrative in a world of hospital rounds and life-or-death decisions, while exploring the heart’s capacity for forgiveness.

    Read more here.

  • February 14, 2018
    A Story of Shared Values: Freedom of Speech & Expression

    The right to freedom of expression and the protection of writers against censorship and unjust persecution are indispensable to the development of society and culture. We are unwavering in our support of writers who seek out truth in their stories and stand with organizations that share in our commitment and devotion to free speech as a fundamental right. Please read on to learn about some of our initiatives to support Freedom of Speech & Expression.

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  • February 14, 2018
    There’s a Book for That: Must-Read Memoirs

    “…the literary memoir, the stylized recollection of personal experience, is often as much about character and story and emotion as fiction is.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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  • February 13, 2018
    Featured Author Event: Jed Perl Tonight in NYC

    Join The Art Students League of New York for a Gallery Lecture by renowned art critic and Knopf author Jed Perl, as he discusses his biography CALDER: The Conquest of Time (Knopf). Tonight, February 13, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Jed will show why Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was–and remains–a barrier breaker, an avant-garde artist with mass appeal. A wine, cheese and book-signing reception will follow the lecture.

    Read more here.

  • February 13, 2018
    Viking to Publish New Novel by Deborah Harkness This Fall

    Deborah Harkness, #1 bestselling author of the All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), will publish her next novel for Viking on September 25, 2018. The book is called TIME’S CONVERT and set in the same universe at the All Souls Trilogy, as it jumps between contemporary London and Paris as well as the American colonies during the Revolutionary War. Readers can expect to see some of their favorite characters from the Trilogy, as Harkness uses her expertise as a professor of history at USC to deftly weave historical events into her page-turning story.

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