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First-Year Experience Author Dinner

FYE-DinnerKnopf Doubleday, Penguin Group USA, Macmillan, and HarperCollins are thrilled to feature the following authors the upcoming 34th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience® in Dallas, TX:

• Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
• Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being
• Richard Blanco, author of The Prince of los Cocuyos
• Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

Complimentary copies of all of these books will be made available and signings will follow dinner.

This exclusive event for common reading committee members and instructors will take place Saturday, February 7th at 7:45 PM in Dallas Ballroom Salon E. Click here for the official invitation.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email.

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Random House’s Top Common Reading Adoptions of 2014

Each year Freshmen across the country read Random House titles in conjunction with common reading programs. From small liberal arts colleges to large public universities, Random House titles have impacted thousands of first-year students. Here are some of our top adoptions from 2014:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie selected by Dominican University; Duke University; Earlham College; Macalester College; Pennsylvania State University; Pomona College

Machine Man by Max Barry selected by Clemson University

Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future by Climate Central selected by Brookhaven College Continue reading

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Author Eboo Patel quoted on American Muslims in The NY Times

Last Sunday’s edition of The New York Times prominently featured an article on American Muslims. Quoted in this timely article was author Eboo Patel whose book, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, was published by Beacon Press in July.

Mr. Patel will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Seventh Annual Random House, Inc. Author Luncheon during the First-Year Experience Conference which is taking place in February.

Read the New York Times article here.

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Bill Strickland speaks at the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon

Wrapping up the afternoon at the Sixth Annual First-Year Experience Author Luncheon last month in Denver, Colorado was the dynamic Bill Strickland, author of Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary.

Over the past thirty years, the MacArthur Fellowship “genius” award winner has been transforming the lives of thousands of people through the creation of Manchester Bidwell, a jobs training center and community arts program. Working with corporations, community leaders, and schools, he and his staff strive to give disadvantaged kids and adults the opportunities and tools they need to envision and built a better, brighter future.

During his talk, Mr. Strickland showed the audience images of the Manchester Bidwell Center, its students, and their work. Images, video, and other resources may be found on his website.

View other videos from the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon.

For more information on bringing these speakers to your school or community, rhacademic@randomhouse.com.

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Warren St. John speaks at the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon

Already adopted for several common reading programs at universities from Utah to Georgia and for community reading programs from San Diego to Maryland, Warren St. John’s new book about a team of refugee soccer players has undoubtedly captivated committees and readers.

In Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference , he takes readers to Clarkston, Georgia; a small town that, in the 1990s, became a resettlement center for refugees and a modern-day Ellis Island for scores of families from war zones in Liberia, Congo, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

At the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon last month in Denver, Colorado the New York Times journalist spoke about his experience getting to know the Fugees, their coach Luma Mufleh, and the citizens of Clarkston.

View other videos from the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon.

For more information on bringing these speakers to your school or community, e-mail rhacademic@randomhouse.com.

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Carlotta Walls LaNier speaks at the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon

Carlotta Walls was just fourteen years old when she walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School with eight other black students to become the first to integrate the school in September 1957.

She spoke about this experience, her life, and her memoir, A Mighty Long Way, at the recent First-Year Experience Author Luncheon in Denver, Colorado.

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For more information on bringing these speakers to your school or community e-mail rhacademic@randomhouse.com.

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Join Random House for the Sixth Annual Author Luncheon in Denver!

If you are headed to Denver next week for the annual First Year Experience Conference we invite you to join us for an afternoon of authors, their wonderful books, and food!

Click here to view the invitation!

WHEN: Monday, February 15th, 11:30AM-1:30PM
WHERE: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Plaza, Ballroom – Salon F
WHY: To hear five authors speak about their books

DANA CANEDY: Journal for Jordan
CARLOTTA WALLS LaNIER: A Mighty Long Way
THOMAS MULLEN: Last Town on Earth
WARREN ST. JOHN: Outcasts United

BILL STRICKLAND: Make the Impossible Possible

RSVP to rhacademic@randomhouse.com to reserve your space.

See you in Denver!

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