Videos from the 2018 First-Year Experience® Conference are now available

By Sarah Rahman | April 24 2018 | First-Year Reading

We’re pleased to share videos from the First-Year Experience® Conference held in San Antonio, TX this past February. If you weren’t able to join us for our author events at the conference, or would simply like to hear the talks again, please take a moment to view the clips below.

 

Penguin Random House Author Dinner

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7.45 pm – 9.30 pm

 

This event featured authors Omar El Akkad (AMERICAN WAR), Lauren Markham (THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS), and Imbolo Mbue (BEHOLD THE DREAMERS), as well as editor John Freeman (TALES OF TWO AMERICAS).

 

View the video clips below:

 

Omar El Akkad, author of AMERICAN WAR: A NOVEL (Vintage), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/pa8zsy

 

 

Imbolo Mbue, author of BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: A NOVEL (Random House), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/rb8zsy

 

 

Lauren Markham, author of THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: TWO YOUNG MIGRANTS AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN LIFE (Crown), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/cs7zsy

 

 

John Freeman, editor of TALES OF TWO AMERICAS: STORIES OF INEQUALITY IN A DIVIDED NATION (Penguin Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/967zsy

 

 

 

Penguin Random House Author Lunch

Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

 

This event featured authors Nate Blakeslee (AMERICAN WOLF), Francisco Cantú (THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER), Franklin Foer (WORLD WITHOUT MIND), and Yaa Gyasi (HOMEGOING).

 

View the video clips below:

 

Franklin Foer, author of WORLD WITHOUT MIND: THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT OF BIG TECH (Penguin Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/vm7zsy

 

 

Nate Blakeslee, author of AMERICAN WOLF: A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL AND OBSESSION IN THE WEST (Crown), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/no7zsy

 

 

Francisco Cantú, author of THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: DISPATCHES FROM THE BORDER (Riverhead Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/fp7zsy

 

 

Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING: A NOVEL (Vintage), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/e67zsy

 

 

 

Cocktails & Conversation

Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm

 

Authors Jon Ronson (SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED) and Andrea Petersen (ON EDGE) were present at this event. View the clips below:

 

Jon Ronson, author of SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED (Riverhead Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/118zsy

 

 

Andrea Petersen, author of ON EDGE: A JOURNEY THROUGH ANXIETY (Crown), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/q38zsy

 

 

 

 

Penguin Random House Author Lunch

Monday, February 12, 2018 | 11.30 am – 1.15 pm

 

This event featured authors Lynsey Addario (IT’S WHAT I DO), Karan Mahajan (THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS), Maryn McKenna (BIG CHICKEN), and Joe Tone (BONES).

 

Lynsey Addario, author of IT’S WHAT I DO: A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE OF LOVE AND WAR (Penguin Books), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/cta0sy

 

Karan Mahajan, author of THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS: A NOVEL (Penguin Books), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/278zsy

 

 

Maryn McKenna, author of BIG CHICKEN: THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF HOW ANTIBIOTICS CREATED MODERN AGRICULTURE AND CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD EATS (National Geographic), speaks about her book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/b68zsy

 

 

Joe Tone, author of BONES: BROTHERS, HORSES, CARTELS, AND THE BORDERLAND DREAM (One World), speaks about his book at the First-Year Experience® (FYE) Conference in San Antonio, TX. View here: http://tiny.cc/ea9zsy

 

 

A Novel
978-1-101-97313-4
Fiction - Literary
Fiction - Coming Of Age
Fiction - Dystopian
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
$16.95 US
Jan 30, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
432 Pages
Vintage
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
978-0-14-313103-8
Literary Collections - Essays
Social Science - Poverty & Homelessness
Fiction - Political
Thirty-four major contemporary writers--including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Edwidge Danticat, Rebecca Solnit, Joyce Carol Oates, Hector Tobar, and Karen Russell--examine life in a deeply divided America.
$17.00 US | $23.00 CAN
Sep 05, 2017
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
352 Pages
Penguin Books
World

Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
978-1-101-90618-7
Social Science - Emigration & Immigration
Social Science - Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General
The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California--fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Sep 12, 2017
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Crown
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Novel
978-0-525-50971-4
Fiction - Literary
Fiction - Cultural Heritage
Fiction - Family Life - General
Selected for common reading at Nassau Community College and New York University College of Arts and Science
$17.00 US | $23.00 CAN
Jun 26, 2017
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
416 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
978-1-101-90278-3
Nature - Animals - Wolves
History - United States - State & Local - West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
Biography & Autobiography - Environmentalists & Naturalists
The intimate, involving story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.
$28.00 US
Oct 17, 2017
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Crown
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

Dispatches from the Border
978-0-7352-1771-3
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General
Political Science - Public Policy - Immigration
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
NAMED A TOP 10 BOOK OF 2018 BY THE WASHINGTON POST SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE The instant New York Times bestseller, "A must-read for anyone who thinks 'build a wall' is the answer to anything." --Esquire
$26.00 US | $35.00 CAN
Feb 06, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Existential Threat of Big Tech
978-1-101-98111-5
Political Science - Political Process - Media & Internet
Social Science - Media Studies
History - United States - 21St Century
Bestselling author Franklin Foer delivers a blistering and personal polemic against today's monolithic technology companies, and the perilous ideas underpinning their megalomania
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Sep 12, 2017
6 x 9
Hardcover
272 Pages
Penguin Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-101-97106-2
Fiction - African American - Historical
Fiction - Sagas
Fiction - Literary
“Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates 
$16.00 US
May 02, 2017
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
320 Pages
Vintage
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

978-1-59463-401-7
Social Science - Popular Culture
Psychology - History
Psychology - Interpersonal Relations
For three years Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, traveled the world meeting people whose mistakes or lapses in judgment were met with a firestorm of collective outrage enabled by social media—often with profound consequences on their lives. In So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, he explores their stories and delivers an incisive critique of modern-day shaming as a form of social control and as a war on human nature and its flaws.
$16.00 US | $21.00 CAN
Mar 29, 2016
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
336 Pages
Riverhead Books
US,CAN,OpnMkt(no EU)

A Journey Through Anxiety
978-0-553-41857-6
Psychology - Psychopathology - Anxieties & Phobias
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Psychology - Psychopathology - General
A wry, sympathetic, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety, coupled with deep reportage on the science of anxiety disorders.
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
May 16, 2017
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Crown
World

A Photographer's Life of Love and War
978-0-14-312841-0
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Biography & Autobiography - Artists, Architects, Photographers
Photography - Photojournalism
"A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir."--Kirkus (starred review)
$18.00 US | $24.00 CAN
Nov 08, 2016
5-1/2 x 8-7/16
Paperback
368 Pages
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Novel
978-0-14-310927-3
Fiction - Literary
Fiction - Family Life - General
Fiction - Coming Of Age
"Like a Russian novel set in India, Karan Mahajan's Association of Small Bombs has the sweep, wisdom and sensibility of the old masters. Here the humor of Bulgakov and the heart of Pasternak deliver an exploded-view of a small bomb that goes off in a minor market in a corner of South Delhi. Like shrapnel, themes of suffering, dislocation and redemption radiate from the blast, and none will be spared Mahajan's piercing gaze. Urgent and masterful, this novel shows us how bystander, bomber, victim, and survivor will forever share a patch of scorched ground."—Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master’s Son and Fortune Smiles.
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
Oct 18, 2016
5-1/2 x 8-7/16
Paperback
288 Pages
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats
978-1-4262-1766-1
Social Science - Agriculture&Food (See Also Political Science-Public Policy-Agriculture&Food Policy)
Technology & Engineering - Food Science - General
Science - Life Sciences - Virology
In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity and human health threat, unveiling the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again.
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Sep 12, 2017
6 x 9
Hardcover
400 Pages
National Geographic
World except UK/Ireland

Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream
978-0-8129-8960-1
Social Science - Emigration & Immigration
True Crime - Organized Crime
Sports & Recreation - Horse Racing
A cinematic true-crime story set at the Mexican-American border about two very different brothers whose lives intertwine in an FBI drug investigation and a champion race horse.
$28.00 US | $37.00 CAN
Aug 08, 2017
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
352 Pages
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt