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Vanessa Manko's The Invention of Exile is on the short list for this year's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. The 2014 winner will be announced on December 9 at The Center for Fiction’s Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in New York City.
Hillary Rodham Clinton reviews Henry Kissinger's World Order for The Washington Post. She says, "[World Order] is vintage Kissinger, with his singular combination of breadth and acuity along with his knack for connecting headlines to trend lines....A real national dialogue is the only way we’re going to rebuild a political consensus to take on the perils and the promise of the 21st century. Henry Kissinger’s book makes a compelling case for why we have to do it and how we can succeed."
We here at Penguin are heartbroken to learn that our beloved author Joan Rivers has passed away. She was groundbreaking, she was hilarious, she was fierce…and she was part of our big Penguin family. Our thoughts are with Joan’s daughter Melissa and her grandson Cooper, her family and friends, and all of those around the world who were touched by her humor, her big heart, and her extraordinary generosity of spirit. Rest in peace, Joan, and thanks for all the laughs.
Mark Edmundson, author of Why Football Matters, discusses the good (and bad) of football on PBS NewsHour.
The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham is called "a grand, readable adventure story" by Rachel Shteir in The New York Times Book Review. Read her full assessment here.

Alexander Chee gives Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng a wonderful review in The New York Times Book Review. He says, “If we know this story, we haven’t seen it yet in American fiction, not until now…Ng has set two tasks in this novel’s doubled heart—to be exciting, and to tell a story bigger than whatever is behind the crime. She does both by turning the nest of familial resentments into at least four smaller, prickly mysteries full of secrets the family members won’t share…What emerges is a deep, heartfelt portrait of a family struggling with its place in history, and a young woman hoping to be the fulfillment of that struggle. This is, in the end, a novel about the burden of being the first of your kind—a burden you do not always survive.”

Vanessa Manko, author of The Invention of Exile, writes about her grandfather's exile in "Forgotten Postcards from Mexico City," an essay in The New York Times Magazine. Read her story here.
Ruth Ozeki has won the 2014 Medici Book Club Prize for A Tale for the Time Being. The prize aims to recognize “a distinguished work of fiction that has inspired thoughtful conversation and contributed to a deeper understanding of the human experience" and will be awarded on October 18th. A Tale for the Time Being previously won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the NBCC Prize in Fiction, and the Man Booker Prize.
Jordan Ellenberg, author of the smash best seller How Not To Be Wrong, wrote a fun piece for The New York Times on how to get kids (including his own son!) to enjoy math. Read the essay here!
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You, wonders: What did my mother the chemist see in Betty Crocker? Read her fabulous LIVES essay from The New York Times Magazine here.