A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Penguin Press has acquired the latest campaign chronicle by Mark Halperin and John Heilmann, who wrote best sellers about the 2008 and 2012 races.
The Penguin Random House imprint announced the books will be in the United States and Canada, but the size of the Obamas’ advance is still unknown.
Mr. Hamid’s “Exit West” seems poised to become one of this year’s most important literary works.
The company will publish coming books by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, concluding a heated auction among multiple publishers.
A boost in sales for books like George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and “1984” seems to reflect an organic response from readers wary of President Trump’s rhetoric.