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                                • July 17, 2020
                                  Friday Reads: The Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

                                  As we congratulate Colson Whitehead this week on winning the 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, the youngest writer to have done so, we’re also highlighting previous winners published by Penguin Random House. Established in 2008, the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction “is meant to honor an American literary writer whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination.

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                                • July 9, 2020
                                  Phoebe Robinson Partners with Dutton/Plume on New Imprint, Tiny Reparations Books

                                  Phoebe Robinson—the New York Times bestselling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair, Everything’s Trash, But It’s OK, and the forthcoming Six Feet Apart; stand-up comedian; writer; actress; and producer—is partnering with her publisher, Plume, to launch a new imprint called Tiny Reparations Books.

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                                • July 8, 2020
                                  There’s a Book for That: Doctors

                                  “In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.” – Oliver Sacks This summer, more than ever, the public is tuned into our doctors – listening to their advice, experiences and imagining their lives during the pandemic. While those stories are still unfolding, the following new and noteworthy nonfiction illuminates the professional and personal lives of doctors.

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                                • July 6, 2020
                                  Camilla L?ckberg Tells a Story of Female Desire, Devotion, and Fury

                                  Looking for a great summer read to escape into? Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection, Camilla L?ckberg’s THE GOLDEN CAGE (Knopf), is an exhilarating, sexy, over-the-top psychological thriller that tells the story of the scorned wife of a billionaire and her delicious plot to get her revenge and bring him to his knees.

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                                • June 30, 2020
                                  PRH’s Out of Print Company Launches Face Mask Line Together with ABA

                                  Facial masks this spring and summer are making profound health, political, entrepreneurial, fashion, and now literary statements—the last thanks to a just-debuting line of face coverings presented, together with the American Booksellers Association (ABA), by Out of Print (OOP), the Manhattan-based Penguin Random House company that is the leading creator of licensed book-centric apparel and accessory items celebrating the lifestyle of literature and reading.

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                                • June 24, 2020
                                  Amazon Celebrates Dutton’s THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE

                                  Amazon Announces 2020’s Best Books of the Year So Far Amazon Books editorial team names Abi Daré’s debut novel, THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE, as the best book of the year to date .The wide-ranging and diverse list spans genres, interests, and geographies to help customers discover their next great read.

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                                • June 18, 2020
                                  Ibram X. Kendi’s ANTIRACIST BABY Board Book to be Released as a Picture Book by PYR on July 14

                                  Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, will publish a picture book edition of ANTIRACIST BABY, written by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi with illustrations by Ashley Lukashevsky. The board book original of the same name went on sale Tuesday, June 16, to unprecedented demand that placed it on consumer bestseller lists in the weeks before publication.

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                                • June 17, 2020
                                  Penguin Random House and AFROPUNK Launch Rock ‘n’ Read Instagram Live Series

                                  Penguin Random House is excited to announce our continuing partnership with AFROPUNK. Following last year’s success as the sole book publisher sponsor of AFROPUNK’s Brooklyn festival, this year’s partnership includes a 10-week Instagram Live Rock ‘n’ Read interview series hosted by AFROPUNK, exploring topics around storytelling, identity and the creative process with Penguin Random House authors.

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                                • June 12, 2020
                                  New Zadie Smith Essay Collection to be Published by Penguin on July 28

                                  Penguin Press has some exciting news to share from Zadie Smith. Penguin will release a new essay collection from Zadie this summer. INTIMATIONS, which will be published on July 28, is a short, powerful volume of six new essays, all written this year — a series of deeply personal responses to the ever-changing experience of coronavirus, lockdown, and the recent civil unrest in the face of systematic injustice.

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                                • June 8, 2020
                                  Atwood, Jacob, Nault and Ware Nominated for Eisner Awards

                                  Comic-Con has announced the nominations for the 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, with Penguin Random House authors earning nominations in six categories. Named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the Eisner Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry.

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