Twenty-three new MacArthur Fellowships were announced this week, and they included one Random House author and one man who is the subject of a forthcoming Random House book. Honored were fiction writer Yiyun Li, whose understated and elegant stories made her one of Dave’s staff picks when her book A Thousand Years of Good Prayers came […]

We’d like to congratulate our Publishing Services clients on their Foreword wins this year. Winning Independent Publisher of the Year was Other Press, and who can question that, with the outstanding list-after-list quality of their program. Also, winning the overall Editors Choice for Nonfiction was La Cucina, published by Rizzoli, who dominated other categories as […]

                    The finalists for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award have been announced and two Random House, Inc. books are among them. Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs and Colson Whitehead’s Sag Harbor join literary heavyweight Barbara Kingsolver (The Lacuna) and two others who are nominated for the award, which was founded by writers in 1980 […]

  We just got word of another important list of awards for our books: The Amelia Bloomer Project list, a yearly round-up of strong feminist works. Here is what the project is all about: “In an effort both to alert readers to society’s opposition toward women’s equality and to highlight progress toward this vital goal, the […]

                   The New York Times Book Review has announced their Top 10 Books of 2009 and three wonderful Random House, Inc. titles have made the list! Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem A Gate at the Stairs by Laurie Moore The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes Be sure these titles are available as your […]

Did you know there were Video Book Awards? I confess, I did not. But three intriguing videos are finalists for Kirkus Reviews 2009 Book Video Awards. The Award “challenges student filmmakers to create video trailers based on three upcoming young-adult novels to be published by Random House Children’s Books. ” The three finalist books are: Very Lefreak, […]