As typical social and academic interaction screeched to a halt last year, the pandemic began to exacerbate already declining mental health. According to insurance reports, the number of mental health…
For Latinx Heritage Month, we are honored to spotlight these storytellers, scholars, and journalists who offer critical context for Latinx identity in all its facets. Their talks inspire audiences with thorough analysis and moving anecdotes of heritage, community, and personhood.
With some campuses returning to in-person learning this fall and others remaining hybrid or remote, these speakers spark conversations on campuses nationwide, enhancing students’ learning experiences and broadening perspectives with their unique expertise.
The PRH Speakers Bureau is proud to represent speakers who keep us connected and make powerful progress toward change. We’ve compiled these recent articles, media, and essays from our speakers about the changing personal, political, and cultural landscapes.
From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.
Redeeming Justice is an unforgettable firsthand account of the limits—and possibilities—of our country’s system of law. In this illuminating story of hope and full-circle redemption, Jarrett Adams draws on his life and the cases of his clients to show the racist tactics used to convict young men of color, the unique challenges facing exonerees once released, and how the lack of equal representation in our courts is a failure not only of empathy but of our collective ability to uncover the truth.
With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki—bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.
Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. Matrix is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.
An eye-opening, page-turning investigation, Home, Land, Security speaks to the rise of division and radicalization in all forms, both at home and abroad. In this richly reported and deeply human account, Carla Power offers new ways to overcome the rising tides of extremism, one human at a time.
The Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau is thrilled that each week many of our speakers are on The New York Times Bestseller List.