Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sarah McGrath, Editor-in-Chief of Riverhead Books

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Riverhead Books is thrilled to announce the promotion of Sarah McGrath to the role of Editor in Chief. Ms. McGrath joins Editorial Director Becky Saletan and Geoff Kloske in the editorial leadership of the imprint. She is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after editors in our industry, and beloved by her colleagues here in the Penguin Random House group. Ms. McGrath came to Riverhead in 2006 and has helped shape the imprint into what it is today.


At Riverhead, Ms. McGrath has acquired and edited fiction by award-winning and New York Times-bestselling authors including Khaled Hosseini, Meg Wolitzer, Chang-rae Lee, Anton DiSclafani, Laura Moriarty, Cathy Marie Buchanan, Jean Kwok, Maile Meloy, Steven Galloway, Danielle Evans, Ramona Ausubel, and Aryn Kyle. She has acquired and edited narrative nonfiction by writers including Janny Scott, Margaret Talbot, Dana Goodyear, Akash Kapur, Allison Hoover Bartlett, and Najla Said. Prior to her time at Riverhead she worked at Scribner and Knopf.

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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, May 15, 2014

Lisa Robinson in Conversation with Fran Lebowitz

We love this video of rock and roll journalist Lisa Robinson being interviewed by her friend Fran Lebowitz at the 92nd Street Y last week. The two discuss everything from touring with rock stars to the New York City rock scene in the 1980s to the merits of Kanye West's latest album. Watch the conversation here.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

The Washington Post loves Noah Strycker's "vibrant" THE THING WITH FEATHERS

"Strycker has a keen eye for what is most interesting about each species, and he presents each bird story with tight language, humor and even an occasional splash of self-consciousness.... [A] lively and vibrant book. Bird journalism of the highest order. Bird journalism that crackles." Read more here.

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Rave review for Jen Doll's SAVE THE DATE from Time

Time writes: “Jen Doll’s new book, Save the Date, is no Katherine Heigl movie — it’s a smart examination of just how weird weddings can be when put under the microscope….The ultimate wedding party favor is a good story. Doll has several.” Read the review here.

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

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Etgar Keret's new piece featured exclusively on!

Check out Etgar Keret's piece on getting your first kiss and losing your virginity the same day. Up now exclusively on Click here to read.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jon Ronson on Ira Glass's This American Life

Riverhead author Jon Ronson joined Ira Glass on This American Life to discuss public shaming and a case of someone being--literally--tarred and feathered. Check out the podcast or read the transcript here.

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Rave People Magazine Review of THERE GOES GRAVITY

Lisa Robinson's There Goes Gravity garnered a full-page, 4 star review in People magazine. Reviewer Judith Newman raved: "A little history, a little criticism, and a ton of gossip: That's the recipe for Robinson's compulsively readable chronicle of her years as one of America's preeminent rock journalists." 

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James McBride Joins Mashable's Social Book Club

It won the National Book Award, it came first place in the Morning News Tournament of Books and now it's being adapted for a film starring Liev Shreiber and Jaden Smith -- this is the year of THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride. If you haven't read it yet, now's your chance to read it along with Mashable for their Social Book Club.

Want to hang out with James McBride in person to discuss the book? Join the MashableReads New York Meetup for their event on May 20 at 5:30 p.m. ET. And be sure to follow @mashlifestyle to discuss The Good Lord Bird, using the hashtag #MashReads throughout the month of May. You can also join Mashable's Goodreads page and Facebook group to share your thoughts as you read along.

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