Penguin Random House

December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022

Penguin Random House CEO to quit after merger blocked

Thomas Rabe, chief executive of Penguin's German owner Bertelsmann, expressed full confidence in Malaviya, who he said had a chance of permanently becoming CEO.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Simon & Schuster's owner to let sale to Penguin fall apart, sources say

Bertelsmann will owe Paramount a USD 200 million break-up fee as a result of the transaction falling apart.

November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022

In Iffat Nawaz’s debut novel, 1971 is not an open wound

Shurjo’s Clan uses magic realism to conjure Shurjomukhi’s freedom fighter uncles, who were martyred in Sylhet’s tea gardens during the 1971 Liberation War, and her grandmother, who took her own life shortly after the 1947 Partition. 

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

An encounter with Sandeep Ray

"I have lifted from these stories. I’ve stolen from these stories. But you know, I’ve remade the characters so they don’t directly relate to anyone’s biography. But I cannot deny that a lot of the anecdotes, events and arc of the story come from certain family experiences", states Sandeep Ray.

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

US judge says Penguin Random House book merger cannot go forward

In hearings held in August, the government argued that the largest five publishers control 90% of the market, and a combined Penguin and Simon & Schuster would control nearly half of the market for publishing rights to blockbuster books while its nearest competitors would be less than half its size.

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

Why don’t Bangladeshi books reach international award shelves?

A serious lack of outlet demotivates the publishing of anglophone literature in our literary scene. But the situation isn't completely bleak.

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

‘Sultana’s Dream’ in new Penguin Classics edition and audiobook

The Penguin Classics edition of Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag comes in a paperback, ebook, and as an audiobook narrated by Priya Ayyar, a television and film actor and award-winning audiobook narrator with a BFA and MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

Penguin books set foot in country's publishing market

Penguin Random House, a global book publishing house, joins hands with Pathak Shamabesh in Bangladesh to publish books by Bangladeshi authors in English, while encouraging local authors to write in English.