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Learn more about Penguin Random House, and our authors and their books. Scroll down and click the links below to read recent news stories, social media posts, and press releases.

  • December 6, 2019
    Two New Bestselling Authors – Adriana Trigiani and Denise Kiernan – Make Dutton Their Home

    Dutton has announced the addition of two new bestselling authors to the Dutton list: Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction, most notably The Shoemaker’s Wife and the Big Stone Gap series, and Denise Kiernan, author of critically acclaimed bestsellers The Last Castle and The Girls of Atomic City. The Associated Press ran an exclusive on the Trigiani announcement and her desire to be re-united with Executive Editor Maya Ziv, and CNN’s Reliable Sources ran a separate exclusive on the Kiernan acquisition, which Editor in Chief John Parsley will be editing, with CNN’s Brian Stelter saying, “Whatever Denise Kiernan writes, I want to read.”

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  • December 3, 2019
    Quintero, Tucker, Sepetys, Yoon, Emezi Among 2019 NYTBR Children’s “BEST”

    Here are the five Penguin Random House titles selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review for “The 25 Best Children’s Books of 2019.” Now online, the complete list is published in the TBR’s December 8 print edition.

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  • November 26, 2019
    Drum Roll: 45 PRH NYTBR “100 Notable Books of 2019”

    Reversing its customary order of presentation, following the previous unveiling of this year’s “10 Best Books,” the New York Times Book Review has posted its list of “100 Notable Books of 2019” selected by its editors across the Adult Fiction & Poetry and Nonfiction categories. Nearly half the list—45 titles—are ours, our highest collective total ever.

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  • November 22, 2019
    Our 5 NYTBR “10 Best of 2019”

    The New York Times Book Review has just announced its “10 Best Books of 2019”: Five of them are by our authors. The complete list is published online, and will appear in the publication’s print edition next month.

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  • November 20, 2019
    Obama, Beastie Boys PRH GRAMMY® Spoken Word Nominees

    “Who but Obama could narrate the story of her life? With impeccable pacing, the former First Lady’s warm reading immediately pulls listeners close for what feels like an intimate chat with a friend…” — Booklist.

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  • November 19, 2019
    Michelle Obama’s BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice On Sale Today from Clarkson Potter

    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, is being published on November 19 by Clarkson Potter in the U.S. and Canada. A Spanish language edition titled BECOMING: Un Diario Guiado is being published by Plaza & Janes/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial.

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  • November 15, 2019
    PRH Titles Lead TIME’s Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of the Decade Lists

    TIME Magazine editors have selected the ten best fiction books and ten best nonfiction books published during the years from 2010 through 2019, with 6 of the fiction titles and 8 of the nonfiction titles published by Penguin Random House imprints.

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  • November 13, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Always Learning

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin Avid readers are life-long learners by nature and this week we are focused on “learning” in myriad ways, geared toward personal and professional growth. Be it self-discovery, building empathy or understanding the actual process of learning from scientific research, the following books have much to offer the inquiring, receptive mind.

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  • November 5, 2019
    Project Editor Lucy Richards Goes Behind the Pages of New Edition of DK’s WHERE TO GO WHEN

    DK Eyewitness Travel has released a brand new edition of WHERE TO GO WHEN: Unforgettable Trips for Every Month, the ultimate vacation planner, showcasing the most amazing places in the world and the best time of year to see them. This book combines a detailed narrative with sumptuous photography to bring to life over 100 destinations across the globe – discover when and where to explore Costa Rica’s rainforests, journey into the clouds in Nepal, sail between Croatia’s cypress-clad islands, or gaze at the saw-toothed crags of Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

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  • November 4, 2019
    Jojo Moyes’ THE GIVER OF STARS is Reese Witherspoon’s November Book Club Pick

    Reese Witherspoon has selected Jojo Moyes’ THE GIVER OF STARS, published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, as her November pick for Reese’s Book Club. Witherspoon offered high praise on her Hello Sunshine website.

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