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The annual American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting is the occasion for an array of coveted prizes and honors bestowed upon distinguished children’s and adult books and audios, published (mostly) in the past year. The first group of awards were announced on Sunday, January 27, led by the Andrew Carnegie Medals. See all of our honorees and winners […]

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This past weekend, the American Library Association (ALA) Council announced the debut of the Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity, an exciting new partnership created to support the librarians and staff at libraries nationwide. Through this program, a principal awardee will receive $10,000 in cash and four runners-up will receive $1,000 each. The […]

We congratulate Howard Jacobson on this remarkable achievement! A profound, darkly comedic parable set in a future where collective memory has vanished following a historic catastrophe and one young couple’s love affair could have shattering consequences for the human race. With a sense of the dramatic sweep of Michael Ondaatje and the dystopian, literary sensibility […]

  Well, I don’t think we could have asked for much more. Random House, Inc. had 4 winners in last night’s National Book Critics Circle Award announcements! We would like to congratulate the winners for… FICTION Jennifer Egan : A Visit from the Goon Squad …Of course the one that I skip for book club would win […]

We were thrilled today to see the Random House, Inc. managed to nab 4 of the 10 titles in the inaugural Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2010! Congratulations to our authors and editors! And also congratulations to our sales and services partner, Other Press, and one of MY personal favorite books of the year, […]

THE CITY & THE CITY by China Miéville has won the 2010 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel!! The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors and artists who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy.  Since 1975, when they were first awarded, they have been handed out at the World Fantasy […]

The Fodor’s team received some wonderful news this morning. Fodor’s Compass American Guides Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (9781400019359, $19.95) won the Lowell Thomas silver medal for best travel guidebook published in 2009-2010! Fodor’s was among 1,161 entries in the 2010 SATW Lowell Thomas Journalism Competition. Winners were announced this morning in Leipzig, Germany, […]