The shortlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s only single-title medal given to books for adults. The two medal winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards in […]
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The 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction goes to Paul Beatty for The Sellout. Beatty is the first American to win in 48 years. From the press release: The 54-year-old New York resident, born in Los Angeles, is the first American author to win the prize in its 48-year history. US authors became eligible in 2014. The 2016 shortlist […]
Phil Collins’ memoir, Not Dead Yet, comes out today! The book promises a candid (and irresistible) account of music, fame, and alcoholism, and apparently disputes the rumor that Collins broke up with his second wife via fax—though I wouldn’t know for sure, since my review copy still hasn’t arrived. Once your patrons have finished Not Dead Yet—and they’re all […]
Rebecca Vnuk was promoted Booklist’s editor of collection management and library outreach last fall. She edits two of our e-newsletters, Corner Shelf and Top Shelf Reference, and acts as “on-air talent” in Booklist’s newest venture, the production of live events, including a recent series of readers’ advisory programs sponsored by EBSCO and presented in partnership with the […]
The Erotic Review, an English website “committed to giving sex a good name,” recently announced its intent to introduce an award for good sex in fiction, called the Good Sex in Fiction Award, to combat The Literary Review’s annual Bad Sex in Fiction Awards. At a festival hosted by The Times of London, Erotic Review publisher Lisa Moylett, along with UK journalist Mariella Frostrup, […]
Booklist seeks experienced fiction reviewers with critical acumen and knowledge of a public-library audience to review westerns for our publication. E-mail writing samples, preferably of published work, to Bill Ott at email@example.com. Good luck, cowpokes!