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October 2013
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Alice Munro Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

Albert Murray

On Thursday October 10th, Alice Munro was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Called a "master of the contemporary short story" by the Nobel committee, Munro is Canada's most well known and highly regarded writer of short fiction and the 13th woman to win the prize. The committee noted that Munro's "texts often feature depictions of everyday but decisive events, epiphanies of a kind, that illuminate the surrounding story and let existential questions appear in a flash of lightning." Please join us in congratulating Alice Munro on this momentous achievement.

Verso Book Newest Random House Distribution Client

Albert Murray

Random House LLC is pleased to welcome Verso Books as one of our newest distribution clients. Verso Books, based in Brooklyn, NY and London, is a prominent, independent publisher of books in political science, philosophy, history and others. Verso is home to numerous award-winning and bestselling books, including I, Rigoberta Menchú, the memoir from the Nobel Peace Prize winning author; News for All the People by Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres; and City of Quartz by Mike Davis and world-renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek.

Please click here to visit the Verso website.

In Brief
The nominees for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award have been announced and Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In is one of six shortlisted titles. The prize of £30,000 will be awarded at a November ceremony in London "to the book that is judged to have provided the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues."
The Council On Foreign Relations has announced the short list for the Arthur Ross Book Award, one of the most significant awards for books on international affairs. Five Random House LLC titles are on the short list: Embers of War by Fredrik Logevall (Random House), The Endgame by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor (Vintage), Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum (Anchor), Little America by Rajiv Chandrasekaran (Vintage), and Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson (Crown). The Arthur Ross Book Award "recognizes books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations." The winner of the first prize will receive $25,000, second prize $10,000 and an honorable mention will collect $5,000.

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