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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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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Good Lord Bird is coming to the big screen!

Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith are slated to star in the film adaptation of the bestselling National Book Award winner THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride. McBride will co-produce. Read more about the forthcoming project at Deadline Hollywood.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

3 Riverhead Authors Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows

We're proud and thrilled to find out that Meghan O'Rourke, Victoria Sweet, and Claire Vaye Watkins have all been named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows! See the list of current fellows here.

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Daniel Alarcón’s novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, is a finalist for the 83rd Annual California Books Awards

To see the full list of nominees and read about the selection process, click here.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Manuel Gonzales wins Prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize

Three cheers for Manuel Gonzales, whose short story collection The Miniature Wife just won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction! The Award will be presented this May. Read the full announcement here.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Daniel Alarcón named a PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award Finalist

We are thrilled to hear that Daniel Alarcón was named one of 5 finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award, "America's largest peer-juried prize for fiction," for his novel At Night We Walk in Circles. The winner will be announced in early April. Learn more about the award and all five finalists here.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Nick Hornby's A Long Way Down is now a major motion picture

We are beyond excited to see this newly-released trailer for the movie of Nick Hornby's A Long Way Down, which stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots. The movie will be released in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures in Spring 2014. In the mean time, we'll be checking out NBC's new TV show About a Boy, based on Nick Hornby's original novel and starring David Walton and Minnie Driver. Find more about the show here.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

MakerBot partners with Riverhead to make a 3-D cover for Chang-rae Lee's ON SUCH A FULL SEA

Riverhead Books has teamed up with MakerBot to create a limited-edition 3D printed slipcase for award-winning novelist Chang-rae Lee’s upcoming novel, On Such a Full Sea. The book will be available on January 7th, 2014.

Riverhead art director Helen Yentus and members of the MakerBot team designed the slipcase, and 200 of them will be made with the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Each will include a copy of the book signed by Lee.

To buy one of the exclusive copies, go here!

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Friday, December 06, 2013

Riverhead authors Patty Chang Anker and Anne Lamott are finalists for the 18th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards

Congrats to Patty Chang Anker, whose SOME NERVE is a finalist for the First Book Award, and Anne Lamott, who is nominated for best Spiritual book for STITCHES. Books for a Better Life honors the best self-improvement books of the year. Read more about the awards here.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013



Congratulations to James McBride for winning the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction last night for his brilliant novel, The Good Lord Bird.


The judges praised James and The Good Lord Bird for "a voice as comic and original as any we have heard since Mark Twain."


Read more about the award and James here.

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