Monday, November 17, 2014

Courtney Young, Executive Editor at Riverhead

CYoung1(c)Jeff Zorabedian

Riverhead Books is thrilled to announce that Courtney Young is joining the editorial staff of Riverhead Books with the role of Executive Editor.


Young says of her move to Riverhead “I’ve always admired Riverhead's distinctive books and the enthusiasm and intelligence with which they publish them. I’m looking forward to joining this amazing team and building a list of scientists, journalists, and thinkers whose writing changes the way we understand the world.” She has edited and acquired books by many bestselling authors, including Randall Munroe (#1 New York Times bestseller What If?), Mark Miodownik (Stuff Matters), Adam Rogers (Proof), Joe Nocera and Bethany McLean (All the Devils Are Here), Seth Godin (Linchpin, Tribes), Ian Bremmer (The End of the Free Market), James Rickards (Currency Wars), and Pete Carroll (Win Forever), among others.


Prior to coming to Riverhead, Young was senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and also worked at Penguin's Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel imprints. Before working in publishing, she was a technical writer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Riverhead Publisher Geoff Kloske said “It’s a pleasure to welcome Courtney back to the Penguin family, and her exceptional taste and instinct for smart, unexpected and thought-provoking nonfiction is a perfect fit for the Riverhead list.” Young will begin her new role in December.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Juan Gabriel Vasquez wins the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award for The Sound of Things Falling!

Juan Gabriel Vasquez and translator Anne McLean win the prestigious 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for their work, The Sound of Things Falling! Vasquez is the first South American author to win the award. Read more about the prize here.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The New York Times calls A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James a "monumental new novel"

"It’s like a Tarantino remake of “The Harder They Come” but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner, with maybe a little creative boost from some primo ganja. It’s epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex. It’s also raw, dense, violent, scalding, darkly comic, exhilarating and exhausting — a testament to Mr. James’s vaulting ambition and prodigious talent." Read the full review here.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The New York Times profiles Jess Row and his book, Your Face in Mine

"In the weak light of a February afternoon, Kelly Thorndike has a strange chance encounter in a Baltimore parking lot with Martin Lipkin, an old friend from high school. But time has brought a big change. The Martin that Kelly knew was white. The man standing before him is black.

Their meeting sets the stage for Your Face in Mine, Jess Row's debut novel... joining a long tradition of fiction about racial guises." Read more.

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Daniel H. Pink's To Sell is Human illuminated by RSA animation

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Featured Author : Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi (c) Piotr Cieplak

Helen Oyeyemi

About the Author

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.


Author photo by Piotr Cieplak

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