Register for the 2023 Penguin Random House First-Year Experience® Conference Author Events!

By Luis Diaz | November 21 2022 | College & University Reads

Penguin Random House Author Events at the 42nd Annual First-Year Experience® Conference

February 3-6, 2023

Los Angeles, California

San Diego Ballroom, Westin Bonaventure Hotel


Click Here to RSVP


A complimentary meal and a limited number of books will be available to attendees. Each event will also be followed by an author signing


Interested in hosting one of these authors at your school?

Contact us to learn more!


Crying in H Mart
A Memoir
Crying in H Mart is an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

Binti: The Complete Trilogy
Now in paperback, the omnibus of the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy tells the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home on Earth to distant Oomza University.

The Light We Give
How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life
An author and human rights activist offers his inspiring approach to a happier, more ethical way of life by embracing Sikh teachings.

Conditional Citizens
On Belonging in America
In this brilliantly argued and deeply personal work, Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S.citizen, using her own story as a starting point for an exploration of the rights, liberties, and protections that are traditionally associated with American citizenship. Tapping into history, politics, and literature, she elucidates how accidents of birth—such as national origin, race, and gender—that once determined the boundaries of Americanness still cast their shadows today, poignantly illustrating how white supremacy survives through adaptation and legislation. Weaving together her experiences with an examination of the place of nonwhites in the broader American culture, Lalami illuminates how conditional citizens are all those whom America embraces with one arm and pushes away with the other.

The Other Americans
A Novel
From the Pulitzer Prize shortlisted author of The Moor's Account, here is a timely, powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant, shortlisted for the National Book Award: The Other Americans is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.

A novel
This is a novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system.

A Memoir
A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family.