FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Noé Álvarez’s Accordion Eulogies

Searching, propulsive, and deeply spiritual, Accordion Eulogies is an odyssey to repair a severed family lineage, told through the surprising history of a musical instrument. Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez never knew his grandfather. Stories swirled around this mythologized, larger-than-life figure: That he had abandoned his family, and had possibly done something awful that

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Penguin Random House 2024 Pulitzer Winners and Finalists

John Updike. Edna Ferber. Wallace Stevens. Willa Cather. Robert Caro. Cormac McCarthy. Colson Whitehead (2x), Studs Terkel, Anne Tyler, John Steinbeck. These immortals are just a double-handful-plus of the Penguin Random House Pulitzer Prize winners across two centuries. They were joined on May 6 by two more honorees, Cristina Rivera Garza and Jayne Anne Phillips,

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Watch a Video of Téa Obreht, author of The Morningside, Speaking on Being a Student & Teacher of Writing

  Téa Obreht is the internationally bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife, which won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her second novel, Inland, won the Southwest Book Award, and was a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her work has appeared in The Best American

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Books for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Every May we celebrate the rich history and culture of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Browse a curated selection of fiction and nonfiction books by AANHPI creators that we think your students will love. Find our full collection of titles for Higher Education here.

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Lakiesha Carr’s An Autobiography of Skin

This magisterial, intimate look at Black womanhood “follows three women whose various traumas haunt them literally and metaphorically, as it explores what it means to be a Black woman in America today” (The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice). An Autobiography of Skin is a masterful portrait of interconnected generations in the South from a

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Happily Author Sabrina Orah Mark on the Enduring Power of Fairy Tales

Contributed by Sabrina Orah Mark, author of Happily: A Personal History-with Fairy Tales, winner of a National Jewish Book Award for Autobiography and Memoir. In this memoir-in-essays, Sabrina Orah Mark reimagines the modern fairy tale, turning it inside out and searching it for the wisdom to better understand our contemporary moment in what Mark so

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Call for Submissions: A New Anthology Spotlighting Fiction by HBCU Students

Ebony LaDelle, author of Love Radio, is editing an anthology of love stories set at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to be published by Ballantine Books. Contributors include Kiese Laymon, Elizabeth Acevedo, Farrah Rochon, Dawnie Walton, and more. Ballantine is hosting an open call for submissions from current undergrad and graduate HBCU students for stories,

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The Atlantic’s list of the Great American Novels

The Atlantic recently published its “Great American Novels” list, highlighting the most consequential novels of the past 100 years. We are pleased to announce that among the 136 novels on the list, there is a wide selection of titles published by Penguin Random House and our client publishers. Across the full list of titles, at least

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