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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, September 11, 2014

Sarah Waters and her forthcoming novel The Paying Guests featured in the New York Times

"It’s that shift, that moment of modernity,” Ms. Waters said. “The impact of the First World War was to shake things up enormously, loosening up old mores, fashions and behaviors. The early ’20s were like the waist of an hourglass. Lots of things were hurtling toward it and squeezing through it and then hurtling out the other side.” Check out the full piece here. The Paying Guests is available on September 16th!

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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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