Congratulations to Random House’s Audie Winners! The Best Nonfiction award went to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, read by Cassandra Campbell with Bahni Turpin, produced by Kelly Gildea and Dan Musselman. The Best Thriller/Suspense award went to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, read by Simon Vance, produced by Aaron Blank and Dan Musselman.
Archive for May, 2011
Phyllis Grann, one of our industry’s most celebrated figures, has decided to retire. Read the full press release here.
Vintage Books congratulates Philip Roth on winning the Man Booker International Prize 2011. The Prize is awarded once every two years for an achievement in fiction on the world stage. On awarding Roth the Prize today, the committee said, “For more than 50 years Philip Roth’s books have stimulated, provoked, and amused an enormous, and still expanding, audience. His imagination has not only recast our idea of Jewish identity, it has also reanimated fiction, and not just American fiction, generally. His career is remarkable in that he starts at such a high level, and keeps getting better. In his fifties and sixties, when most novelists are in decline, he wrote a string of novels of the highest, enduring quality. Indeed, his most recent, Nemesis (2010), is as fresh, memorable, and alive with feeling as anything he has written. His is an astonishing achievement.” Vintage Books publishes all thirty-one of Roth’s books, from the first, Goodbye, Columbus (1959) to the most recent, Nemesis (2010).
Bertelsmann acquires digital media agency Smashing Ideas for Random House, Inc. Read the full press release here.