Riverhead Books is a division of Penguin Group (USA) founded in 1993 by Susan Petersen Kennedy.
Writers published by Riverhead include Khaled Hosseini, Nick Hornby, Anne Lamott, Sarah Vowell, Daniel H. Pink, Chang-rae Lee, Meg Wolitzer, George Saunders, Junot Díaz, Steven Johnson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dinaw Mengestu, Jon Ronson, Daniel Alarcón, and James McBride. Authors published by Riverhead won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for four out of its first six years. Four authors won MacArthur “Genius” grants; many writers Riverhead has published have given TED Talks. Riverhead authors have won PEN and other literary awards, including the Hurston/Wright Award for writers of African descent, the Stonewall Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender fiction, and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 for the best young emerging voices. Four authors were included in the New Yorker's "20 under 40" list of young fiction writers.
As of 2015Geoffrey Kloske. Current company officers are listed on the Penguin Group (USA) website.
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