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    Concurrent but independent of the National Book Award semi-finalists serial rollout, this week also brings news, from London, of the shortlisted six nominees for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, literary fiction’s highly coveted international annual recognition.    Here are our finalists, announced today, across our U.S., Canada, and UK companies: Penguin Random House U.S.: AUTUMN […]

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    Hit television series based on Margaret Atwood’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Anchor) and Liane Moriarty’s BIG LITTLE LIES (Berkley) won a combined 11 awards at the 69th annual Emmy Awards Sunday night, September 17, in Los Angeles.   The Handmaid’s Tale, airing on Hulu, won in six categories:  Outstanding Drama Series; Lead Actress, Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss); […]

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    Kirkus Reviews has announced its 2017 Kirkus Prize finalists, with four titles published by Penguin Random House imprints among the nominated titles. Books that earned the Kirkus Star, with publication dates between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, were nominated for the prize, created in 2014 to celebrate quality writing and Kirkus Reviews’ more than 80-year legacy […]

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    Penguin Random House author and Comedy Central Network Daily Show host Trevor Noah has won the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor, sponsored by Thurber House, for his bestselling memoir, BORN A CRIME: Stories from a South African Childhood (Spiegel & Grau/Random House).  Mr. Noah received a $5,000 prize and a commemorative crystal plaque Monday, October 2, […]

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    Two widely acclaimed books published earlier this year by Penguin Random House imprints are among the finalists for the 2018  Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, bestowed by the American Library Association:      FICTION LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders (Random House) NONFICTION KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: The Osage […]

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    PEN Center USA, The West Coast center of PEN International, which is the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization, held their 27th annual Literary Awards last Friday, October 27 in Beverly Hills, California. Hosted by Nick Offerman, the ceremony honored Margaret Atwood with a Lifetime Achievement Award and winners in 8 categories were announced. Congratulations to […]

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    Semifinalists for the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced and feature more than 90 titles published by Penguin Random House imprints across such categories as Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Horror, Humor, Nonfiction, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Science & Technology, Food & Cookbooks, Debut Goodreads Author, Young Adult Fiction, […]

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    The longlist for the 11th annual 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards includes 14 books published by Penguin Random House imprints and one Penguin Random House Publisher Services client title.  800-CEO-READ General Manager Sally Haldorson commented, “This year’s longlist strikes me as particularly eclectic, and as a result, tremendously exciting. Every business reader whose curiosity and love of learning drives […]

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    Poets & Writers, the distinguished nonprofit literary organization that fosters the professional creative development of poets as well as fiction and nonfiction writers, has announced its annual awards recipients:   Penguin Random House authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Richard Russo will receive the 2018 Writers for Writers Awards, “recognizing authors who have given generously to other writers […]

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    Winners of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced and feature 7 books published by Penguin Random House imprints in the Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Humor, Nonfiction, and Picture Books categories. Heralded as the only major book prizes determined by readers, the Goodreads Choice Awards are a true reflection of public opinion.  […]

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    The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for the 2017 John Leonard Prize, which honors the first book in any genre, with Penguin Random House imprints publishing three of the six nominated titles:    WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Riverhead) WHAT WE LOSE by […]

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    PEN America has announced the longlists for its 2018 Literary Awards in the categories of debut fiction, essay, diversity, science, sports writing, biography, and translation. The 21 longlisted titles published by Penguin Random House imprints are presented below, with some of the category winners to be publicly revealed on February 20.      PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize […]

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    Winners of the 2017 Costa Book Awards, one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes, have been announced and two Penguin Random House authors and their books topped the following categories: First Novel Gail Honeyman for ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE  (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking) Biography Rebecca Stott for IN THE DAYS OF RAIN  (Spiegel […]

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    Hit television series based on Liane Moriarty’s BIG LITTLE LIES (Berkley) and Margaret Atwood’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Anchor) took home a combined 6 awards at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday night, January 7, in Los Angeles.   Big Little Lies, airing on HBO, won in four categories: Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; Best Performance by […]

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    The three finalists for the 2017 Story Prize, which annually honors authors of outstanding short story collections published in the prior year, are all published by Penguin Random House imprints:     THE KING IS ALWAYS ABOVE THE PEOPLE by Daniel Alarcón (Riverhead Books) HOMESICK FOR ANOTHER WORLD by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press) ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE by […]

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    Biographers International Organization (BIO) has nominated ten books as semi-finalists for its 2018 Plutarch Award, the only international literary prize for biography that is chosen by fellow biographers.   Four of the nominees are published by Penguin Random House imprints:    GRANT by Ron Chernow (Penguin Press) RICHARD NIXON: The Life by John Farrell (Doubleday) LIONESS: Golda […]

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    Mystery Writers of America (MWA) has announced its nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2017.  Five books published by Penguin Random House imprints earned nominations in the following categories:    Best Novel PRUSSIAN BLUE by Philip Kerr (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) […]

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    800-CEO-READ presented its annual awards ceremony and business book industry celebration in New York City on Thursday, January 18.        THE STARTUP WAY: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth by Eric Ries (Currency) earned a Business Book of the Year award in the Management & Workplace Culture […]

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    The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for its 2017 awards.   Penguin Random House imprints publish six finalists for NBCC Awards in the following categories:     FICTION  Mohsin Hamid, EXIT WEST  (Riverhead) Arundhati Roy, THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS  (Knopf)   NONFICTION Masha Gessen, THE FUTURE IS HISTORY: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (Riverhead)     BIOGRAPHY […]