On Sunday, June 17, the New York division of the publisher Penguin Random House is holding a walk to raise money for Camba, a local charity. Groups within the company form their own “teams.” Geoffrey Kloske, the head guy at Riverhead (which published my last three books), has organized one called “The Girl in the Trainers.” This is brilliant because:
- Riverhead published the bestseller The Girl on the Train.
- The author of the novel, Paula Hawkins, is English, and Penguin was (obviously) originally a British company, so the Britishism trainers, instead of American sneakers, is appropriate.
- You wear trainers when you walk.
Well played, Kloske.