Congratulations to Patricia Evangelista, Winner of the 2024 Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism!

We are thrilled to announce that Penguin Random House author Patricia Evangelista has won the prestigious 2024 Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism for her book Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country. The award, presented by the New York Public Library, honors outstanding journalists whose books have brought clarity

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The Aspen Words Literary Prize Announces its 2024 Shortlist

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is an “annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture,” according to the official website. The 2024 Shortlist showcases five fiction works, honoring two Penguin Random House titles: Chain-Gang All Stars, by Nana Kwame

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The APA Honors Its 2024 Audie Awards Nominees and Winners

The Audie Awards, presented by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), recognize “distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment,” according to the APA. On January 30, the 2024 Audies finalists were announced, including twenty nominations for Penguin Random House titles. On March 4, at the 2024 Audies Gala, six PRH titles received awards. Congratulations to our authors

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The Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction Announces Its 2024 Finalists!

On February 15, the Women’s Prize announced their 2024 Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction Longlist, including seven titles from Penguin Random House authors. This is the first ever Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction, celebrating “exceptional narrative non-fiction by women” and promoting “excellence in writing, robust research, original narrative voices and accessibility,” according to their website. To be

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The PEN/Faulkner Foundation Shares Its 2024 Fiction Award Longlist

On February 6, The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced the longlist for the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, honoring “the best published works of fiction by American permanent residents in a calendar year,” according to the foundation. Four Penguin Random House titles received spots on the list of ten books. Five finalists from the longlist will be

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The 2024 Edgar Awards Shares Its Finalists For Best Mystery Titles

According to the Mystery Writers of America, the 2024 Edgar Allan Poe awards honor “the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2023.” On January 18, the Edgars announced that eleven Penguin Random House titles were finalists across six different categories. The winners of the 78th Annual Edgar Awards will be

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NBCC Announces 2023 Awards Finalists

On January 25, the National Book Critics Circle announced that nine Penguin Random House titles were finalists for its 2023 awards. Additionally, Penguin Random House author Judy Blume has received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. “Blume… has inspired generations of young readers by tackling the emotional turbulence of girlhood and adolescence with authenticity, candor

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