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book cover PEN-Faulkner Award for Doctorow

E.L. Doctorow has been given the PEN/Faulkner Award for The March. He won the award in 1990 for Billy Bathgate.

James Salter was also a finalist for the award for his story collection Last Night.

Click here for more information on the PEN Faulkner Award.

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book cover Lengel Selected as Washington Prize Finalist

We're pleased to announce that Edward Lengel has been selected as one of the three finalists for the 2006 George Washington Book Prize for his book General George Washington: A Military Life. At $50,000 the Prize is the largest award for early American history in the United States.

Click here for more information on General George Washington: A Military Life.

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book cover 2006 Alex Award Winners

Random House, Inc. is pleased to announce that My Jim, by Nancy Rawles, and Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro have been selected as recipients of the 2006 Alex Award.

Each year, the Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.

Click here for a full listing of Random House, Inc. titles that have previously won the award.

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• Jonathan Kozol's Shame of the Nation was selected as an AESA Critics' Choice Award winner for 2005. The Award serves to recognize and increase awareness of important recent scholarship deemed to be outstanding in its field and of interest to educators.

• Famous as a scientist, statesman, philosopher, businessman, and civic leader, Benjamin Franklin was also one of the most powerful and controversial American writers of his time. Join us this year as we celebrate Franklin's 300th birthday.

• From Kansas to Dover, Pennsylvania, the debate over including intelligent design as part of the science curriculum has been catapulted to the forefront of national discussion. Click here for a listing of Random House, Inc. titles related to the ongoing discussion of Evolution in the high school science curriculum.

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