Celebrating Women’s History Month


Women's History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! In honor of this year’s theme, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau is spotlighting storytellers whose works share powerful narratives that expand on women’s history, heritage, and lived experiences.

Brit Bennett

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In Brit Bennett’s National Book Award-nominated The Vanishing Half, she weaves together multiple strands and generations of the Vignes family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, in a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

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National Book Award Finalist and author of Sabrina & Corina,  Kali Fajardo-Anstine challenges the social structures that suppress women of color. Her national bestseller, Woman of Light, is a multigenerational western saga of the complex lives of the Lopez family that takes a provocative look at life in the American West for women of Latina and Indigenous descent.

Geraldine Brooks

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Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks delves deeply into history with a journalist’s eye for detail and a master storyteller’s sense of character. Inspired by true stories, her novels are sweeping historical grandeurs with inspiring heroines.

Yaa Gyasi

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As the author of the novels Homegoing and Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi interweaves history, current events, and her own experiences to explore the complexities and intersections of being an African immigrant and an African-American woman in the United States today.

Ruth Ozeki

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Award-winning author Ruth Ozeki delivers warm and witty sagas about  the intersections of  industrial agriculture, fertility, and womanhood. She captures the issues of science, technology, religion, environmental politics, and global pop culture into unique, hybrid, narrative forms.

Lauren Groff

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National Book Award nominee Lauren Groff touches on themes of feminism, art, and the power of literature in bestselling works that include Fates and FuriesFlorida, and Matrix. In her upcoming novel, The Vaster Wilds, and her thoughtful talks, she explores the history of America in miniature and questions how we can adapt to save ourselves.