Riverhead Books announced the winner of its Little Free Library sweepstakes today. A 15-year-old Boy Scout from Harlingen, TX struggle to find an Eagle Scout project with meaning until he learned about Little Free Library [LFL], an Innovations in Reading Prize-winner.
"What a great concept and way to give back to my community. If you look at the LFL world map there is only one library in our entire region. You can certainly see a void for hundreds of miles in every direction. My dad always tells me to try and leave a legacy and that’s what I hope to do with this project. My goal isn’t to just build one LFL but to start a movement in the Valley with LFLs in our region."
The prize was judged by Riverhead authors and voted on by the public. Read more of his winning entry here.
Riverhead Books is thrilled to announce that Publicity Director Jynne Dilling Martin will join Kate Stark and Catherine Lynch in the additional role of Associate Publisher, Riverhead Books. Ms. Martin joined Riverhead in 2011. She quickly fulfilled – and surpassed – the reputation she had already established for her passion, smarts, and originality in creating innovative, electric, no-stone-unturned campaigns for many of Riverhead’s national bestsellers, including Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed, Junot Díaz’s This Is How You Lose Her, Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings, Masha Gessen’s The Man Without a Face, Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea, and Peter Matthiessen’s In Paradise. Her determination and personal zeal have helped to propel the careers of established writers to new heights, and elevated the profiles of a number of emerging writers, such as Helen Oyeyemi, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Claire Vaye Watkins and Marlon James.
This new title recognizes the role she has taken on beyond being an exemplary publicity director in all of these ways. Working closely with Kate Stark and Geoffrey Kloske, Ms. Martin has been equally tireless and resourceful in helping to discover emerging platforms, new media forms, and new partnerships — and in the process, she has been instrumental in making Riverhead’s publicity and marketing apparatus the envy of the industry, and in highlighting Riverhead itself as a highly regarded and much-sought-after home for exceptional, important authors and books.
Prior to Riverhead, Ms. Martin was the Associate Director of Publicity at the Random House Publishing Group, and has also worked at Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s Press.
Click through to enter the contest, which will be judged by Riverhead authors, including Junot Diaz, Emma Straub, and Daniel Pink!
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Riverhead Books, we’re sending out three Little Free Libraries to communities across America. Ron Charles wrote about it in the Washington Post! Read the full story here.
World Cup: 'Golazo!' author on soccer passion in Latin America -
Hector Tobar and author of Golazo!, Andreas Campomar, talk World Cup, politics, Messi, and who will win this summer in Brazil in this Q&A in the Los Angeles Times…
The London-based, Uruguayan-raised writer Andreas Campomar has a new book out on the history of soccer in Latin America. Golazo! is named after the famous cry (meaning “fantastic goal”) heard in Spanish-speaking stadiums and covers the evolution of Latin American “football”; as soccer is known in the rest of the world. We talked to Campomar by telephone from London in the final days before the 2014 World Cup got underway in Brazil. We discussed the history of the sport and the hold it has on the popular imagination in South America.
<3 when Riverhead authors turn up on the inimitable Slaughterhouse 90210!
“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.
—Emma Straub, The Vacationers
Jen Doll at Housing Works Bookstore, 4/15/14
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