Register for the 2022 Penguin Random House First-Year Experience® Conference Author Events!

By Luis Diaz | August 23 2021 | General

Penguin Random House Author Events at the 41st Annual First-Year Experience® Conference

February 12-15, 2022

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While a complimentary meal and a limited number of books will be available to in-person attendees, PRH authors will speak virtually via screens set onstage and via Zoom for online attendees


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The 1619 Project
A New Origin Story
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Beautiful Country
A Memoir
Beautiful Country is the moving story of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world—an incandescent debut from an astonishing new talent.

Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds
A Refugee's Search for Home
A stunning and heartbreaking lens on the global refugee crisis, from a man who faced the very worst of humanity and survived to advocate for displaced people around the world

Boyz n the Void
a mixtape to my brother
Writing to his brother, G'Ra Asim reflects on building his own identity while navigating Blackness, masculinity, and young adulthood--all through wry social commentary and music/pop culture critique

The Plant Hunter
A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines
A leading medical ethnobotanist tells us her story in this uplifting and adventure-filled memoir that illuminates how the path forward for medical discovery may be found in nature’s oldest remedies. 

My Time Will Come
A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption
A breathtaking memoir about a teenager sentenced to life without parole, and a searing look at the broken American justice system. With a foreword from Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy.

Coming of Age at the End of Our World
From a millennial climate activist, an exploration of how young people live in the shadow of catastrophe“Strikingly perceptive.” —Jenny Offill, author of Weather  “Beautifully rendered and bracingly honest.” —Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing

The Loneliest Americans
A riveting blend of family history and original reportage by a conversation-starting writer for The New York Times Magazine that explores—and re-imagines—Asian American identity in a Black and white world