Jobs with Penguin - Penguin Books Ltd At Penguin the opportunities for employment are wide-ranging and extend into almost every aspect of publishing. Here, we will look in more detail at specific departments and show how each area, in its different way, contributes to the publishing of many wonderful books at Penguin. Please click here to view our Working in Publishing booklet. Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme: Pearson plc – Penguin’s parent company runs The Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme*, a positive action programme run under Section 37 and 38 of the Race Relations Act which offers bright and talented final year students and graduates from ethnic minority backgrounds the opportunity to work in Pearson’s world leading businesses, including Penguin; other participating companies include The Financial Times, Edexcel, Pearson Vue, The Economist, or Pearson Education, the world’s largest educational publisher. We offer business internships which last for eight weeks in the following areas:
YA Wednesday: Best Teen Books of theYear 2012 has been an embarrassment of riches for Young Adult literature. Some of our favorite series (Maze Runner, Matched) have come to a bittersweet end, but we've discovered a few new series to love (Cinder, Grave Mercy, The Diviners), and read some incredible titles that stand on their own. Thanks to The Hunger Games, 2012 has also seen more and more adults reading and sharing teen books. Really good YA novels get right to it--they draw the reader in within the first 10 pages and hold you captive to the very last one with action, atmosphere, and raw emotion. What's not to love? This week we revealed our Top 20 favorite Teen books of this year and, I will tell you, it wasn't easy narrowing it down and even harder to decide on the #1. We asked John Green about his favorite reads this year--you can see what he had to say after the list of our Top 20 Best Teen Books of the Year. What is your favorite YA book of 2012? Best Teen Books of the Year: John Green's Best Reads of 2012:
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Sophie McKenzie's top 10 teen thrillers | Children's books 'The Hunger Games has a fantastic premise, brilliantly realised, as teenagers fight each other to the death on live TV.' Photograph: Murray Close "I have to admit to struggling with all aspects of this list! For a start, how do you pick just 10 books from the amazing range of stories available to young people today? As you'll see from the list below, my definition of thriller is pretty broad – covering fantasy, science fiction, historical and paranormal fiction. Sophie McKenzie is the award-winning author of a range of teen thrillers, including the Missing series (Girl, Missing, Sister, Missing and Missing Me), Blood Ties and Blood Ransom and the Medusa Project series. Find out more about Sophie at sophiemckenziebooks.com 1. This trilogy – plus the companion novel Extras – is part sci-fi adventure and part insightful satire on society's obsession with youth and beauty. 2. In complete contrast, The Kingdom by the Sea is set in a very real world, albeit now a historical one. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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the-50-best-winter-reads-8223466 Fiction: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers Sceptre, £14.99 “This intimate novel bears witness to the impact of the US invasion of Iraq on a small cast of soldiers, and is drawn from the author’s own time in the US army,” says Janine. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window... by Jonas Jonasson Hesperus Press, £8.99 “Proof that not all Scandinavian writers are obsessed with murder and dark winters,” says Janine. The Dinner by Herman Koch Atlantic Books, £12.99 “One of those must-read novels about nature vs nurture like The Slap and We Need to Talk About Kevin,” says Janine, “with a series of dark twists and turns.” Valentina by Evie Blake Headline, £7.99 “Set in Italy, it tells the stories of two women, Valentina in 2012 and Belle in 1929, and is both a heartbreaking love story and a romance raunchy enough to keep you warm at night,” says Janine. John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk Bloomsbury, £16.99 “Norfolk’s book is rich in detail. Penguin Hardback, £20 NW by Zadie Smith
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'A Monster Calls' Wins Carnegie and Greenaway Medals A Monster Calls (Walker) achieved a remarkable first on Thursday when author Patrick Ness was awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal and illustrator Jim Kay scooped up the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. No book has ever won both prizes since the Greenaway was first awarded in 1956 (the Carnegie preceded it, in 1936). The result was unanimously reached by the librarian judges, who awarded the medals in separate sessions. While Ness had been tipped by many to win the Carnegie, the double honor had been seen as less likely. Rachel Levy, chair of the CILIP judges, explains how the judges came to their decision. For Ness, this year’s success cements his reputation as it gives him the additional achievement of winning the Carnegie Medal in consecutive years. A Monster Calls is a departure for Ness as a writer. Patrick Ness has certainly run with it but, far from making trouble, he has taken it to dizzying heights.