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Meet the Author/Narrator

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 

Keynote Speaker, AudioBook Narrator Cassandra Campbell: 12:15PM-1:15PM

Check Out All Audiobooks Narrated By Cassandra Campbell

Cassandra Campbell is a prolific audiobook narrator with over 800 titles to date. She has won 5 Audie Awards, most recently as part of the cast of Charlotte’s Web with Meryl Streep and George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo. She is in the inaugural class of Audible’s Narrator Hall of Fame and has consistently been an Audiofile Magazine Best Narrator and Best Voice. Cassandra will also be narrating The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020 

Author Panel with Melanie Benjamin, Nadine Matheson, Joe Ide: 12:15PM-1:15PM

Request an eGalley of THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD  on Edelweiss.

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Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of Mistress of the RitzThe Girls in the PictureThe Swans of Fifth AvenueThe Aviator’s WifeThe Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been. Her novels have been translated in over fifteen languages, featured in national magazines such as Good HousekeepingPeople, and Entertainment Weekly, and optioned for film. Benjamin lives in Chicago with her husband. She puts her theatrical training to good use through her membership with the Authors Unbound Speakers Bureau. Her next novel, The Children’s Blizzard, will be published in January 2021.

Enter for Your Chance to Win a Complete Collection of Works by Melanie Benjamin!

One lucky winner will receive copies of Alice I Have BeenThe Autobiography of Mrs. Tom ThumbThe Aviator’s WifeThe Swans of Fifth AvenueThe Girls in the PictureMistress of the Ritz, and an audiobook CD of Melanie Benjamin’s newest novel, The Children’s Blizzard—read by 2020 ARSL keynote speaker, narrator Cassandra Campbell!

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Additional Resources

Watch Our Spring 2021 Staff Picks Book Buzz

Join our team as they highlight a sampling of exciting Spring 2021 titles!

Click to Watch Our Spring 2021 Staff Picks Book Buzz.

Request eGalleys of the Titles Featured in Our Spring 2021 Staff Picks Book Buzz.

Visit our YouTube channel to check out Meet Our Author Videos, watch past episodes of our Morning Book Buzz, and much more!

Book Club Resources

From literary fiction to thrillers to historical fiction to memoirs, our Book Club Picks, Book Club Kits, Diverse Voices Book Club Brochure, and Book Club Brochure Vol. 20 have the perfect titles to spark conversation and thoughtful discussion.

Click to View Our Latest Book Club Recommendations.

Libros en español

The latest libros en español include notable translations and works by Julia Alvarez, Paola Ramos, Ibram X. Kendi,    among others.

Click to View our Fall libros en español.

Fall 2020 Debut Fiction Sampler

Discover and sample excerpts from some of the hottest new voices in fiction—from historical fiction to mysteries, women’s fiction to sci-fi—with our Fall 2020 Debut Fiction Sampler, including No Heaven for Good Boys by Keisha Bush, Bestiary by K-Ming Chang, Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han; Night in Tehran by Phillip Kaplan; and Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie.

Click to view our Debut Fiction Collection.

Anti-Racist Resources

To help facilitate ongoing discussions around race and bias, Penguin Random House has launched a new website—The Conversation— to support families, educators, organizations, and readers who are working to combat racism and end racial inequities. Join the conversation here.

Click here for more Anti-Racist Books and Resources

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