Our Speakers in the News


The Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau roster is home to premiere thought leaders who are at the pulse of current issues shaping our national conversation.

 Here is a look at some of the topics our speakers are covering in the media:

Fink Sheri 600 388 72 ppi

Dr. Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist and author of Five Days at Memorial, M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford

Dr. Sheri Fink
In this week’s New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist Dr. Sheri Fink’s series, The Ebola Ward, chronicles the Ebola outbreak from an American-run clinic in rural Liberia. Her astute observations raise questions on any nation’s preparedness for rare but foreseeable events – issues Dr. Fink expertly brought to light in her critically acclaimed Five Days at Memorial.

Read the full article here: “Heart-Rending Test in Ebola Zone: A Baby”

Fred Logevall 600 388x72 ppi

Fredrik Logevall

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War and Vietnam War historian

Fredrik Logevall
On this week’s opinion pages of the New York Times, Fredrik Logevall asked “Will Syria Be Obama’s Vietnam?” A Professor for History and International Studies at Cornell University and Pulitzer Prize winner for his groundbreaking account of America’s Vietnam in Embers of War, Logevall is at the forefront of a new generation of scholars writing about America and Vietnam.

Read the full Op-Ed piece here: “Will Syria Be Obama’s Vietnam?”

Bethany McLean

Vanity Fair contributing editor and co-author of All the Devils are Here and the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room

Bethany McLean
In the November issue of Vanity Fair, contributing editor Bethany McLean charts the breakdown of the relationship between Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, and looks at the challenges and opportunities facing Microsoft’s third C.E.O. Satya Nadella. McLean, who is the co-author of the bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room, is best known for exposing the Enron scandal with fellow reporter Peter Elkind during her time as editor-at-large at Fortune.

Read the full exposé here: “The Empire Reboots: Can C.E.O. Satya Nadella Save Microsoft?”

McKeown Greg 600 388 72 ppi

Private: Greg McKeown

Author of the New York Times bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, CEO of THIS Inc., and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum

Greg McKeown
Our resident Essentialist Greg McKeown writes and lectures about developing a systematic framework for deciding what is essential and eliminating anything that isn’t. An avid blogger and widely read Influencer on LinkedIn, McKeown’s most recent post looks at how to break through the “blur of busyness.”

Read the full blog post here: “The Simplest Way to Avoid Wasting Time”