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Matthew Desmond brought to light the U.S.'s eviction epidemic with EVICTED—now he's created a database tracking millio...
04/11/2018
In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America

Matthew Desmond brought to light the U.S.'s eviction epidemic with EVICTED—now he's created a database tracking millions of evictions, revealing the national scale of this continuing problem.

A Princeton sociologist chronicled the human toll of eviction in one city in a 2016 book. A new project may reveal just how widespread the problem is.

On April 11, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund welcomes educators, students, and activists to MARCH: The Power of Studen...
04/09/2018
MARCH: The Power of Student Voices | Society of Illustrators

On April 11, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund welcomes educators, students, and activists to MARCH: The Power of Student Voices, a panel discussion at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan! Please join them at this engaging panel and discussion in concert with the March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece exhibition.

Today's students are raising their voices to achieve social change, embracing the power and promise of the First Amendment. Congressman John Lewis's National Book Award Winning graphic novel memoir MARCH, brought to life through the master draftsmanship of cartoonist Nate Powell with writer Andrew A...

Kate Germano, author of FIGHT LIKE A GIRL, writes for The New York Times about her struggle for gender equality in the U...
04/03/2018
Separate Is Not Equal in the Marine Corps

Kate Germano, author of FIGHT LIKE A GIRL, writes for The New York Times about her struggle for gender equality in the U.S. Marines.

I learned at Parris Island that the Marine Corps has lower expectations of its female recruits.

Lauren Markham's THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS is a finalist for the 2018 California Book Awards!
03/29/2018
California Book Awards | Commonwealth Club

Lauren Markham's THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS is a finalist for the 2018 California Book Awards!

CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARDS The annual California Book Awards, which began in 1931, recognize the state’s best writers and illuminate the wealth and diversity of literature written in California. Monetary prizes are given in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, juvenile literature, young adul...

We are excited to share that CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS has now also been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and Rat...
03/28/2018

We are excited to share that CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS has now also been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and Rathbones Folio Prize!

Congratulations to Sally Rooney, whose novel CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award!

03/27/2018
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Watch Tara Westover, author of the new bestselling memoir EDUCATE, live now!

Tune in to watch Tara Westover discuss her #1 The New York Times bestselling memoir, EDUCATED, with Amy Chua! #BigIdeasNight

We also have 5 signed copies of EDUCATED to give away! Comment on this video by midnight tomorrow 3/28 (EST) to enter. The 5 randomly selected winners will be notified in our comments section on or around 3/30.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. US Residents, 18+. Ends March 28, 2018. See official rules at http://bit.ly/2DWCMTy

03/27/2018
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Tune in at 6:35 p.m. EST to watch Tara Westover talk about her new memoir EDUCATED live!

Tune in to watch Tara Westover discuss her #1 The New York Times bestselling memoir, EDUCATED, with Amy Chua! #BigIdeasNight

We also have 5 signed copies of EDUCATED to give away! Comment on this video by midnight tomorrow 3/28 (EST) to enter. The 5 randomly selected winners will be notified in our comments section on or around 3/30.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. US Residents, 18+. Ends March 28, 2018. See official rules at http://bit.ly/2DWCMTy

Congratulations to Sally Rooney, whose novel CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize...
03/26/2018

Congratulations to Sally Rooney, whose novel CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award!

THE WISDOM OF WOLVES from National Geographic is among Esquire's best nonfiction books of 2018.
03/20/2018
The Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 (So Far)

THE WISDOM OF WOLVES from National Geographic is among Esquire's best nonfiction books of 2018.

By looking at the real world around us, we're better equipped to understand ourselves.

We've partnered with Nerdist to fly one lucky winner to LA for the world premiere of READY PLAYER ONE! Click below to fi...
03/06/2018
Win Tickets to the READY PLAYER ONE World Premiere in LA! | Nerdist

We've partnered with Nerdist to fly one lucky winner to LA for the world premiere of READY PLAYER ONE! Click below to find out how to enter:

Are you a diehard fan of Steven Spielberg? Are you champing at the bit to see the movie adaptation of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One? Have you always dreamed of attending a massive Hollywood movie premiere? Well, you're in luck because we're partnering with Penguin Random House to give one (1) luck...

THE HEART'S INVISIBLE FURIES and LONG BLACK VEIL are among the finalists for the 2018 Lambda Literary Awards!
03/06/2018
30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

THE HEART'S INVISIBLE FURIES and LONG BLACK VEIL are among the finalists for the 2018 Lambda Literary Awards!

The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on Monday evening, June 4, 2018 in New York City #lambdaliteraryawards

Mark your calendars: Michelle Obama's memoir BECOMING will be available on November 13, 2018 #becomingmichelleobama
02/26/2018
Becoming by Michelle Obama

Mark your calendars: Michelle Obama's memoir BECOMING will be available on November 13, 2018 #becomingmichelleobama

Learn more Becoming, Michelle Obama’s upcoming memoir where she writes about how experiences from her childhood in Chicago helped guide her life path, including what it was like to be the first African American First Lady. Preorder the book and sign up for email alerts for the latest news.

Sally Rooney's debut novel CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize!
02/06/2018
2018 Longlisted Authors

Sally Rooney's debut novel CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize!

Robert N. Stavins of Harvard University calls HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE "the most important work of non-fiction I've read in d...
02/05/2018
Robert N. Stavins on Twitter

Robert N. Stavins of Harvard University calls HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE "the most important work of non-fiction I've read in decades."

“I highly recommend the most important work of non-fiction I've read in decades: "How Democracies Die" by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt @Runningesq1 @dziblatt @LHSummers @delong @DanJWeiss @JasonBordoff”

Martin Puchner, author of THE WRITTEN WORLD, on the legacy of Murasaki Shikibu, the world's first novelist.
02/05/2018
The Technological Shift Behind the World's First Novel

Martin Puchner, author of THE WRITTEN WORLD, on the legacy of Murasaki Shikibu, the world's first novelist.

The author Martin Puchner on the way advances in paper production helped pave the way for "The Tale of Genji"

Daniel W. Drezner, professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, ...
02/05/2018
Daniel W. Drezner on Twitter

Daniel W. Drezner, professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, says HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE "might be the best-written poli sci book of this century."

“@jtlevy @dziblatt I am SO MAD at Levitsky and @dziblatt because of that book. I’m supposed to be a decent writer, but that might be the best-written poli sci book of this century. Very jealous.”

02/02/2018

Join historian and author Kenneth C. Davis on March 7 at 2 p.m. at Borough of Manhattan Community College where he will be speaking as part of the school's HERStory and Women’s History Month program!

We're excited that Bitch Media is looking forward to this year's Beacon Press titles as much as we are! UNAPOLOGETIC, TH...
01/31/2018
The 30 Most-Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018

We're excited that Bitch Media is looking forward to this year's Beacon Press titles as much as we are! UNAPOLOGETIC, THE TRIALS OF NINA MCCALL, and more are included among their most anticipated nonfiction books of 2018.

Nonfiction deepens our understanding of the human experience.

Jordan Peterson, University of Toronto professor and author of 12 RULES FOR LIFE, has amassed both devoted fans and detr...
01/30/2018
What’s So Dangerous About Jordan Peterson?

Jordan Peterson, University of Toronto professor and author of 12 RULES FOR LIFE, has amassed both devoted fans and detractors since rising to notoriety. Read the Chronicle of Higher Education's profile to learn more about Peterson's philosophy and why it has been making waves within academia.

Not long ago, he was an obscure psychology professor. Now he leads a flock of die-hard disciples.

HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE, on sale 1/16, is a "a lucid and essential guide" to the dangers of autocracy throughout history, de...
01/10/2018
Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure.

HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE, on sale 1/16, is a "a lucid and essential guide" to the dangers of autocracy throughout history, detailing how the U.S. in this time of weakening political norms is not immune to its threats, says the The New York Times.

David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.

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01/03/2018
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Penguin Random House

Listen as Sam Graham-Felsen talks writing a first novel, cringe-worthy teenage moments, white privilege, and more. GREEN is out now from Random House books!

01/02/2018
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama read some truly great books in 2017, and we're thrilled to see that Matthew Desmond's EVICTED made his year-end list!

During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world. With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here's my 2017 list — I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year.

The best books I read in 2017:
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Grant by Ron Chernow
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
*Bonus for hoops fans: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano

My favorite songs of 2017:
Mi Gente by J Balvin & Willy William
Havana by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
Blessed by Daniel Caesar
The Joke by Brandi Carlile
First World Problems by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Rise Up by Andra Day
Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)
Family Feud by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)
Humble by Kendrick Lamar
La Dame et Ses Valises by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)
Unforgettable by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness by The National
Chanel by Frank Ocean
Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott
Matter of Time by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Little Bit by Mavis Staples
Millionaire by Chris Stapleton
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
Broken Clocks by SZA
Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix) by U2
*Bonus: Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!)

The New York Times book critic Jennifer Senior has selected THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS as one of the best books of the year!
12/08/2017
Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The New York Times book critic Jennifer Senior has selected THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS as one of the best books of the year!

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

"EVICTED is well worth reading for anyone who wants to better understand poverty in America. It is beautifully written, ...
12/08/2017
A searing portrait of American poverty

"EVICTED is well worth reading for anyone who wants to better understand poverty in America. It is beautifully written, thought-provoking, and unforgettable." —Bill Gates

Bill Gates reviews “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by author Matthew Desmond.

WOMAN NO. 17 by Edan Lepucki and BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS by Lawrence Osborne are among The Washington Post's fifty most notabl...
11/20/2017
50 notable works of fiction in 2017

WOMAN NO. 17 by Edan Lepucki and BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS by Lawrence Osborne are among The Washington Post's fifty most notable books of the year.

“American War,” “The Essex Serpent,” “Marlena” and more.

Hogarth authors Sally Rooney (CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS) and Sara Taylor (THE LAURAS) have both been shortlisted for th...
11/01/2017
2017 Shortlist Announced for Young Writer of the Year Award! - Young Writer of the Year Award

Hogarth authors Sally Rooney (CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS) and Sara Taylor (THE LAURAS) have both been shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award!

Five distinctive writers shortlisted for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2017 Five of the UK and Ireland’s best young writers have today been named on the shortlist for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, now in associati...

ENRIQUE'S JOURNEY author Sonia Nazario writes in her latest piece for The New York Times about the Trump administration'...
10/30/2017
Opinion | Trump’s Cruel Choice: Who Gets to Stay?

ENRIQUE'S JOURNEY author Sonia Nazario writes in her latest piece for The New York Times about the Trump administration's immigration policy and its implications for children.

In order to keep protections for one group of immigrants, kids fleeing violence might be turned away.

Jennifer Finney Boylan writes on John Boyne's new novel THE HEART'S INVISIBLE FURIES and an Ireland in transition.
10/23/2017
Opinion | Ireland’s Transition, and Mine

Jennifer Finney Boylan writes on John Boyne's new novel THE HEART'S INVISIBLE FURIES and an Ireland in transition.

The country has come a long way on L.G.B.T.Q. rights since I was there in the 1990s.

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10/18/2017
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Penguin Random House

🎉 Congratulations to George Saunders and LINCOLN IN THE BARDO on winning The Man Booker Prize for Fiction! 🎉

We are happy to announce that THE NATURALIST by Darrin Lunde has won the inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Association Book P...
10/11/2017

We are happy to announce that THE NATURALIST by Darrin Lunde has won the inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Association Book Prize!

The New Yorker
10/10/2017
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

A poignant excerpt from Paul Kalanithi’s posthumous memoir, “When Breath Becomes Air,” about facing mortality as a doctor and a patient.

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