News | Penguin Random House | New York, 09/22/2021

Eight PRH Authors Make The ‘Time 100’ List

The U.S. magazine “Time” has published its annual list of influential people. “TIME 100 Most Influential People 2021” also lists eight Penguin Random House authors. They include celebrities like Dolly Parton, Prince Harry and Meghan, and Kamala Harris. One World author Cathy Park Hong even made it onto the cover of the print edition (one of seven versions).

Eight authors published by Penguin Random House imprints have been included on the “TIME 100 Most Influential People 2021” list. For 18 years now, the renowned U.S. magazine “Time” has compiled an annual list of the most influential people of a given year. Cathy Park Hong even has a special honor: The One World author, recognized as an “Icon,” appears on the cover of the “Time” print edition (one of seven versions), out now on newsstands. Joining her among the Icons are PRH authors Dolly Parton and Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Nikole Hannah-Jones appears among the “Titans”; Stacey Abrams and Kamala Harris among the “Leaders”; and Lil Nas X among the “Artists.”

Random House author Ali Wong, who was on last year’s “Time 100” list, wrote about Ms. Hong for this year’s issue, including these words: “When I read Cathy Park Hong’s ‘Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning’, it felt like I was being shaken awake to something I had convinced myself wasn’t real…. And it’s become even more painfully relevant in a year in which anti-Asian violence, which has always existed in America, has spiked so aggressively, putting our communities on high alert and searching for solidarity. This is the book to read when you ask me, ‘How can I be an ally?’ This is the book to read if you want to educate yourself. This is the book to read if you want to be more in touch with your humanity.”