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Pantheon Books is an American imprint with editorial independence that is part of the Knopf Publishing Group, which was acquired by Random House in 1960.

Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, will join Pantheon and Schocken Books as Senior Vice Pre...
07/15/2020

Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, will join Pantheon and Schocken Books as Senior Vice President, Publisher.

“I’ve loved watching Lisa deploy her formidable skills and boundless energy on behalf of the National Book Foundation; her work as an advocate for writers and readers has been truly inspiring,” said Reagan Arthur, Executive Vice President, Publisher, Knopf, Pantheon, and Schocken. “And I’ve always deeply admired Pantheon, long a home to vitally important and exciting voices, from Günter Grass, Marguerite Duras, Michel Foucault, and Simone de Beauvoir, to Studs Terkel, Art Spiegelman, Mark Z. Danielewski, Laila Lalami, Randall Kennedy, Chris Ware, Alexander McCall Smith, and Marjane Satrapi.

“When I thought about Pantheon’s rich legacy and imagined ways to build on that for the future, the first name that came to mind was Lisa’s. I’m delighted to know that Pantheon will continue to thrive and evolve under her leadership, in concert with our incredible team of editors, marketers, and publicists.”

“The National Book Foundation gave me the opportunity to simultaneously celebrate great literature and imagine just how big the audience for excellent books could be if we only dared to dream bigger,” said Lucas. “In this same spirit, I look forward to joining Pantheon and Schocken, with an aim of building on the rich publishing history of those imprints and judiciously remixing their lists. I am excited to work alongside Dan Frank and the entire Pantheon and Schocken team. Together, we will publish thoughtfully and creatively, elevate a community of established and new writers, and consider who our next readers can and will be.”

“I am thrilled that Lisa will be taking up the publishing reins of Pantheon and Schocken,” said Frank, Vice President and Editorial Director, “and very much look forward to helping her set out on this new chapter. Both of these imprints have a storied history, but history is made by moving forward and in new directions, and I am confident in the forward direction Lisa will take us.”

"[A] charming novel that combines the beats of a sports movie with the dramas of teenagers coming of age, the ensemble c...
07/09/2020
7 books from the first half of 2020 that more people should read

"[A] charming novel that combines the beats of a sports movie with the dramas of teenagers coming of age, the ensemble cast exploring queer awakenings, and racial and class tensions."
—The AV Club on Quan Barry's WE RIDE UPON STICKS

🏑🔮✨

From a witchy coming-of-age to a raw, leftist polemic on race and capitalism.

Richard McGuire, author and illustrator of HERE in The New Yorker
06/24/2020
Richard McGuire’s “This Side Up”

Richard McGuire, author and illustrator of HERE in The New Yorker

The artist talks about the changes to New York during the coronavirus pandemic and the inspiration behind his cover for the June 8, 2020, issue.

"I actually think there’s a small chance that even as the world gets more virtual, we’ll come out of this corona thing l...
06/24/2020
Why Protesting And The Pandemic Have Made Us Less In Love With Our Screens

"I actually think there’s a small chance that even as the world gets more virtual, we’ll come out of this corona thing less in love with our screens. Because I think it’s so obvious what the limitations are."
—Casey Schwartz in HuffPost

Casey Schwartz, author of “Attention: A Love Story,” tells us about her addiction to Adderall and the role attention plays in our lives.

From GENDER AND OUR BRAINS author, Gina Rippon 🧠💫A TedTalk 💻(Gina Rippon | TEDxCardiff)
06/23/2020
A Gendered World makes a Gendered Brain

From GENDER AND OUR BRAINS author, Gina Rippon 🧠💫

A TedTalk 💻
(Gina Rippon | TEDxCardiff)

Professor Gina Rippon explains the role that neuroscience can play in helping us better understand gender and sex differences - or the lack of them.

Ali Smith's Seasonal Quartet has “rejiggered the space-time continuum inside the contemporary novel and called for a new...
06/23/2020
29 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Summer

Ali Smith's Seasonal Quartet has “rejiggered the space-time continuum inside the contemporary novel and called for a new kind of storytelling.… SUMMER stands to cement Smith’s legacy as a novelist who can fully adapt fiction’s forms to reflect the vertiginous sociopolitical upheavals of its time.”

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They will shake you out of your stasis.

“While you’re laughing out loud you realize how much of a commentary it is on racism and homophobia in the 1980’s all th...
06/20/2020

“While you’re laughing out loud you realize how much of a commentary it is on racism and homophobia in the 1980’s all through these very witchy teenage girls.”
—Emma Straub on WE RIDE UPON STICKS by Quan Barry

💻: https://www.today.com/today/embedded-video/mmvo8408

In the present, Sacha knows the world’s in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Meanwhile, the world’s in meltdo...
06/20/2020

In the present, Sacha knows the world’s in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Meanwhile, the world’s in meltdown­—and the real meltdown hasn’t even started yet. In the past, a lovely summer. A different brother and sister know they’re living on borrowed time.

This is a story about people on the brink of change. They’re family, but they think they’re strangers. So: Where does family begin? And what do people who think they’ve got nothing in common have in common? ☀️

SUMMER, coming August 18: https://bit.ly/3hL9nAH

Francesca Marciano’s ANIMAL SPIRIT is . . ."as unsettling as it is impossible to resist."—Mia Alvar, author of In The Co...
06/18/2020

Francesca Marciano’s ANIMAL SPIRIT is . . .

"as unsettling as it is impossible to resist."
—Mia Alvar, author of In The Country

"[a] sharp-eyed and effortlessly graceful collection."
—Publishers Weekly

"rich, leisurely"
—Kirkus Reviews

(📖: bit.ly/2HYz68f)

Happy publication day to Francesca Marciano!📚🕊🐾Every story in ANIMAL SPIRIT “grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let you...
06/16/2020

Happy publication day to Francesca Marciano!

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Every story in ANIMAL SPIRIT “grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let you go until its last glorious sentence. Each one reads like a short perfect novel.”
—Lily King, author of Writers and Lovers

(📖: http://bit.ly/2HYz68f)

Looking for a great Father's Day gift to give your bookish Dad?📚💫We've got you covered with some recommendations:
06/16/2020

Looking for a great Father's Day gift to give your bookish Dad?
📚💫
We've got you covered with some recommendations:

Penguin Random House
06/10/2020

Penguin Random House

Black Lives Matter. Black Voices Matter. Black Stories Matter.

As Penguin Random House, we recognize that our company and our industry can and must do better.

We have taken the past week to reflect and listen, and to further identify how we can impact meaningful and lasting change in our company and in our society.

Here is our plan of action:

Donation & Support
We are increasing our annual donation to We Need Diverse Books and expanding our partnership with them to become an inaugural sponsor of the Black Creatives Fund, which will focus on encouraging and amplifying the work of Black creatives in order to bring more Black voices and stories to the world. The program will include education and resources, mentorship through direct access to published authors, and financial support through grants for each mentee in the program.

Diversity & Representation
We will increase the number of books we publish—and promote, market, and sell—by people of color. To start, we commit to auditing our publishing programs to determine how many books we currently publish by people of color, and we will communicate those results. This will allow us to set benchmarks to help us track and achieve this goal.

We will also need to make our community of employees as diverse as the community of readers we reach and wish to connect with. We will share the statistics related to our current workforce demographics with our employees and communicate clear goals for increasing our diversity from entry level to executive team.

Increased Leadership Investment in Diversity & Inclusion
As a step beyond the Unconscious Bias training already undertaken by much of our company, we will make antiracism training mandatory for all employees.

Career Growth and Psychological Safety and Belonging
Representation should extend to all levels of our business, and we are committed to creating a more inclusive leadership team.

Diversity & Inclusion will become a key component of our performance review processes, to ensure that all managers are being held accountable for the work they do toward making our company a truly inclusive place to work.

Penguin Random House is committed to driving lasting change in our company, our industry, and our world. These initiatives are works in progress—we are working to set specific targets, and will share them with you in the coming months.

06/05/2020
Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf

“What we describe helplessly as our fate is, very often, other people’s choices acting upon us — choices that remain largely unknown or, at best, dimly perceived.”
—Parul Sehgal on A BURNING by Megha Majumdar

💻: Recorded via Zoom as part of an event with Books Are Magic

Penguin Random House
06/01/2020

Penguin Random House

#BlackLivesMatter

It's #WorldBeeDay today 🐝 and we're thinking about A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS by Helen Jukes“Helen Jukes provide...
05/20/2020

It's #WorldBeeDay today 🐝 and we're thinking about A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS by Helen Jukes

“Helen Jukes provides a fascinating glimpse into the secret world of these mysterious creatures upon whose relentless labor human life hinges.”
—Lisa Alther, author of Swan Song

“As strange, beautiful, and unexpected, as precise and exquisite in its movings as bees in a hive. I loved it."
—Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk

(📖: bit.ly/2YAxk6H)

"Fear is the last major taboo of American motherhood." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY📖 For more about #OrdinaryInsa...
05/18/2020

"Fear is the last major taboo of American motherhood." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY

📖 For more about #OrdinaryInsanity:
bit.ly/2ULnqwA

"Mothers don't just nurture: mothers can also destroy, remake, sabotage, resist." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY📖 F...
05/11/2020

"Mothers don't just nurture: mothers can also destroy, remake, sabotage, resist." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY

📖 For more about #OrdinaryInsanity:
bit.ly/2ULnqwA

Happy Mother's Day, readers! 💝📚Here are a few books we’re reading (and giving!) this weekend.Anything we should add to o...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day, readers! 💝📚
Here are a few books we’re reading (and giving!) this weekend.
Anything we should add to our stack?

“Our schoolroom version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has neutered a much darker, sexier play: the ‘dream’ of the title i...
05/08/2020

“Our schoolroom version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has neutered a much darker, sexier play: the ‘dream’ of the title is more Dr Freud than Dr Seuss.” —Emma Smith, THIS IS SHAKESPEARE

Read more from #ThisIsShakespeare 🧚🏻‍♀️:
bit.ly/2xuyjKj

Wishing Helen Jukes a very happy U.S. publication day! 🐝🍯📖 A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS is on sale today:https://b...
05/05/2020

Wishing Helen Jukes a very happy U.S. publication day! 🐝🍯

📖 A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS is on sale today:
https://bit.ly/2YAxk6H

"Postpartum depression might be the only ritual American mothers have to express their grief." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINAR...
05/04/2020

"Postpartum depression might be the only ritual American mothers have to express their grief." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY

📖 For more about #OrdinaryInsanity:
bit.ly/2ULnqwA

“Dreams, sex, death: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy with unexpectedly adult themes. Comedy here is a displacement...
05/01/2020

“Dreams, sex, death: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy with unexpectedly adult themes. Comedy here is a displacement of illicit, transgressive, or excessive sexual desire” —Emma Smith, THIS IS SHAKESPEARE

Read more from #ThisIsShakespeare 💀:
https://bit.ly/2xuyjKj

Tonight (5/1) at 8:00pm EDT marks the start of The Call to Unite Livestream.Among the star-studded list of guests will b...
05/01/2020

Tonight (5/1) at 8:00pm EDT marks the start of The Call to Unite Livestream.

Among the star-studded list of guests will be physicist and Pantheon author of SEARCHING FOR STARS ON AN ISLAND IN MAINE, Alan Lightman! 💫

"Mothers are not soft, sweet, docile icons: We are f*cking fierce." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY📖 For more about ...
04/27/2020

"Mothers are not soft, sweet, docile icons: We are f*cking fierce." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY

📖 For more about #OrdinaryInsanity:
bit.ly/2ULnqwA

Who likes rereading books?We do! (and so does PopSugar 👀)Check out their full list of perfect series to reread featuring...
04/27/2020
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series by Alexander McCall Smith

Who likes rereading books?
We do! (and so does PopSugar 👀)

Check out their full list of perfect series to reread featuring THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY by Alexander McCall Smith ☀️https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/photo-gallery/47382945/image/47382948/No-1-Ladies-Detective-Agency-Series-by-Alexander-McCall-Smith

Set in Botswana, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ($10) by Alexander McCall Smith introduces the fabulous Precious Ramotswe, who's devoted to helping people

"I write in my journal every morning. I do all of these practices to try and remember what this feels like and to keep t...
04/24/2020

"I write in my journal every morning. I do all of these practices to try and remember what this feels like and to keep that sort of openness, that bigness of this moment, when I feel like it is revealed what really matters."
—ORDINARY INSANITY author, Sarah Menkedick, for NPR Morning Edition

🎧 To listen to Sarah's NPR Interview: https://bit.ly/NPROrdinaryInsanity

💻 To read Sarah's original Washington Post article: https://bit.ly/WPOrdinaryInsanity

📖: For more on ORDINARY INSANITY: https://bit.ly/2ULnqwA

“Shakespeare worked with John Fletcher on The Two Noble Kinsmen and All is True and the lost ‘Cardenio’, based on Don Qu...
04/24/2020

“Shakespeare worked with John Fletcher on The Two Noble Kinsmen and All is True and the lost ‘Cardenio’, based on Don Quixote... The Tempest was certainly not his last writing for the stage.”
—Emma Smith, THIS IS SHAKESPEARE

Read more from #ThisIsShakespeare 🧙🏽‍♂️:
https://bit.ly/2xuyjKj

Consider the honeybee for #EarthDay2020🐝🌏BookPage featured Helen Jukes, discussing A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS fo...
04/22/2020
Behind the Book - A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes

Consider the honeybee for #EarthDay2020
🐝🌏
BookPage featured Helen Jukes, discussing A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS for their Behind-the-Book series:
https://bookpage.com/behind-the-book/25046-helen-jukes-reflects-year-that-inspired-her-meditative-new-memoir-biography-memoir#.XqCj49NKiRu

Helen Jukes talks about the inspiration for her memoir, a story that’s full-to-bursting with warmth, wildness and visions of the gleaming, humming natural world.

WE RIDE UPON STICKS leads off PARADE Magazine's Best New Fiction list for Spring! 🏑💕https://parade.com/1022413/meganonei...
04/21/2020
The 22 Best New Fiction Books to Read During Quarantine (And Others to Look Forward To!)

WE RIDE UPON STICKS leads off PARADE Magazine's Best New Fiction list for Spring! 🏑💕
https://parade.com/1022413/meganoneill/best-new-fiction-spring-2020/

This year has been marked by challenge and isolation, and yet, in the midst of the coronavirus chaos, authors are helping us escape. Spring’s newest fiction releases cut through the noise and offer us somewhere to get lost—in absorbing plots, engaging characters and hours of distraction and imag...

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