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 […]
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck, cowpokes!
While I was sick this weekend, I read Adam Nevill’s The House of Small Shadows, a super creepy horror novel set in the former residence of a long-dead, malevolent puppeteer and taxidermist—and Dan Kraus’ favorite recent book about haunted houses. What a joy it was to read a novel of Victorian taxidermy! Ever since I […]
Lynn and Cindy: Are you looking for some Halloween fun for pre-schoolers and early elementary-school students? Look no further! Here are some new books for little ghosts and goblins. Start your story time with Boo! Haiku (2016), Deanna Caswell and Bob Shea’s follow-up to Guess Who, Haiku (2016). A haiku riddle and a small, circular picture […]
This week on Well Read, author Amor Towles will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, A Gentleman in Moscow (2016), released September 6. Here, Towles trades in the 1930s New York backdrop of his first bestseller, Rules of Civility (2011), for 1920s Moscow, where Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov […]
It’s October, and I’m deep in the midst of watching 31 horror films in 31 days. I have horror on the brain, so naturally, only a spooky webcomic will do. Ana Critchfield’s Phantasmagoria, with its scritchy-scratchy artwork, eerie atmosphere, and hints of terrible secrets, fits the bill perfectly. (Be forewarned: There are scary images ahead.) The […]