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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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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Etgar Keret's new piece featured exclusively on Nerve.com!

Check out Etgar Keret's piece on getting your first kiss and losing your virginity the same day. Up now exclusively on Nerve.com. 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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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Masha Gessen takes on Vladimir Putin in the LA Times

Masha Gessen, author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin writes: "Is Putin insane, is he Hitler, or is he both? He is none of those things. In fact, he may be unlike any politician the world has known."

Read the full piece here.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Victoria Sweet in the NYT on the real legacy of Florence Nightingale: "Far More Than a Lady With a Lamp"

Victoria Sweet, author of God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, discusses Florence Nightingale's impressive and often forgotten accomplishments (writing a bestseller which would make her financially independent in a time when few women were; reorganizing and reforming Britain's hospitals and founding the first real school for nurses; speaking prolifically on public health, sanitation, India, and prostitution) and what she might make of the Affordable Care Act today.

Read the full piece here.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Jon Ronson on Frank Sidebottom and the new film Frank

Jon Ronson shares his memories about his time in the Frank Sidebottom band in this Guardian excerpt from his new e-special Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie. Frank the movie, which stars Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal, premiered to rave reception at this year's Sundance festival.

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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Behind the Making of the 3-D Deluxe Edition of Chang-Rae Lee's ON SUCH A FULL SEA

It's an exciting day at Riverhead as we celebrate the release of ON SUCH A FULL SEA by Chang-rae Lee! With the help of MakerBot Industries, we created a special, limited edition of the novel The New York Times Book Review calls "marvelous…a timeless exploration of the human condition," with a specially designed 3D slipcase.

Click here to watch the special, groundbreaking edition come to life.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wil Hylton on Missing U.S. Marines in the NYT Mag

Check out this Sunday's The New York Times Magazine for a full-length feature by Riverhead author Wil Hylton about the search for lost U.S. Marines in the Pacific. You can also read the story online here. Hylton's book Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II is available now.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The New York Times profiles “Hot Talent” Daniel Alarcón, author of At Night We Walk in Circles

“Because Mr. Alarcón, 36, has a new novel out, At Night We Walk in Circles, a tragicomic account of the misadventures of a theater troupe on a tour of the Andes, it seems pertinent to ask: So which is it, a Peruvian or American writer? He quickly responds with another question: Why should I have to choose?” To read the full profile, click here.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Excerpt from Michael Sokolove's DRAMA HIGH in NYT Mag

Pick up a copy of The New York Times Magazine this weekend to read an excerpt from this true story about a high school drama program in Levittown, PA, and how one teacher there has changed the lives of generations of students. You can also find the excerpt online here. Drama High is on sale from Riverhead Books September 26.
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