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  • October 4, 2022
    Our 10 Finalists in the 5 Categories for the ‘22 Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, YPL National Book Awards

    Since 2013, thirteen Penguin Random House titles have been bestowed with coveted annual National Book Awards. Can our history be repeated next month? Here’s who might do it with us.

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  • September 28, 2022
    Penguin Random House & Kundiman Launch Publishing Panels for Asian American Writers

    As part of our ongoing partnership with Kundiman, an organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American Literature, Penguin Random House is excited to sponsor a series of free publishing panels for Asian American writersThe series will include three free publishing panels featuring, respectively, Asian American editors, agents, and publicists, hosted by Kundiman staff.

    Read more here.

  • September 23, 2022
    Inspiring Climate Reads for your Weekend

    In honor of Climate Week NYC 2022, we’re sharing a small list of Penguin Random House titles which celebrate innovation and focus on building a sense of optimism around climate action. These titles cover a range of topics, from clean energy innovations to Indigenous environmental knowledge, and will inspire you to strive for sustainable lifestyle!

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  • September 21, 2022
    Michelle Obama Announces THE LIGHT WE CARRY Tour: In Conversation with Michelle Obama

    Today, Live Nation and Crown, an imprint of Random House, announced Michelle Obama’s live U.S. book tour events in support of her new, highly anticipated book, THE LIGHT WE CARRY: OVERCOMING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES. Produced by Live Nation, the six-city U.S. tour will kick off in Washington, D.C. at Warner Theatre on November 15. 

    Read more here.

  • September 15, 2022
    Rock N’ Read: Penguin Random House Was Back at AFROPUNK

    Penguin Random House had a big presence at this past weekend’s AFROPUNK, September 10-11, at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. As the sole book publisher at their first in-person NYC festival since 2019, Penguin Random House spent two full days engaging with an influential community of gifted creatives from all backgrounds who express themselves through music, art, film, books, comedy, fashion and more.

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  • September 14, 2022
    3 PRH ‘22 NBA Young People’s Literature Semi-Finalists: Blum, Tahir, Yee

    One of the most respected and appreciated signifiers from the National Book Foundation (NBF) is its bestowal of equal, prominent stature upon each of the five National Book Award categories it sponsors.

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  • September 7, 2022
    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Now Serves Over 10% of Children Under 5 in the U.S.

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has reached a new milestone! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a book gifting program and longtime partner of Penguin Young Readers, now distributes books to over 10% of the U.S. population under the age of five. As of September 2022, The Imagination Library will mail close to 2 million age-appropriate books per month to children from birth to the age of five, no matter their family’s income.

    Read more here.

  • September 6, 2022
    One World x Philadelphia Printworks Collaboration Launches

    One World is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Philadelphia Printworks, an independent Black- and woman-owned clothing brand inspired by past and present social justice movements that seeks to create accessible apparel for activists, organizers, and allies. 

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  • August 24, 2022
    PRH Education Introduces Resource Pack for New Teachers

    In response to the dramatic rise of new educators entering the teaching profession (due to historic levels of teacher retirements or educators leaving the profession), Penguin Random House Education has created a Resource Pack for New Teachers: Tips, Ideas and Booklists to Help You Get Started in the Classroom (Grades K-8).

    Read more here.

  • August 9, 2022
    Melissa Bank, Viking author of ‘The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing,’ dies at 61

    Melissa Bank, author of the beloved, hugely bestselling The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing and The Wonder Spot, published by Viking in 1999 and 2005, respectively, died in East Hampton, New York, on August 2, at 61. The cause was lung cancer. Bank, who lived in Long Island and New York City, was a writer with a distinctive minimalist style and boldly hilarious voice.

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