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Archive for May, 2011

Congratulations to Random House’s Audie Winners!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

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.

Phyllis Grann, one of our industry’s most celebrated figures, has decided to retire.

Monday, May 23rd, 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.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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).

Smashing Ideas Acquisition

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Bertelsmann acquires digital media agency Smashing Ideas for Random House, Inc. Read the full press release here.

The Los Angeles Times Book Awards

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Congratulations to our LA Times Book Award winners. For Biography, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand; for Fiction, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan; for History, The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers.