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2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

The National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists for 2014 have been announced. This year, for the first time in the nearly 40 years since the awards have been in existence, a book has been nominated in more than one category. Citizen: An American Lyric has been nominated in both the Criticism and Poetry categories. The […]

By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Publishing U: Is It Too Late to Write That Book?

Publishing U: Is It Too Late to Write That Book?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In the first post of our Publishing U series, agent Joanna Volpe explores an important question with two of her clients: author-illustrators Lori Nichols and Elizabeth Rose Stanton. As you’ll see, there are many paths […]

By January 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Hostile Questions: Victoria Schwab

Hostile Questions: Victoria Schwab

Attention, Literati! Victoria Schwab would have you believe that she is the truehearted YA author of such treasured fare as The Archived and The Near Witch. Well, fine. But we here at HQHQ (Hostile Questions Headquarters) are ready to blow the lid off the joint with a bombshell. She is also “V.E. Schwab,” author of the […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Peter Temple Project: Dead Point

The Peter Temple Project: Dead Point

Last September, I made a new-fiscal-year resolution (doesn’t everyone make those?) to read all the books written by Australian crime-fiction great Peter Temple. Resolve in haste, reap the rewards at your leisure: with Dead Point (2000), the third Jack Irish novel, I find myself just over halfway done—Temple, after all, has only written nine books, and […]

By January 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dewey Know How to Run a Book Group? We Do! 350-400, Part 1

Dewey Know How to Run a Book Group? We Do! 350-400, Part 1

The staff book group at Williamsburg Regional Library has been having a great time reading our way through the collection. In alternating months, we read fiction by an author whose surname begins with a selected letter (next month is G), and nonfiction from a different Dewey range. Each reader selects a title or two and […]

By January 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Publishing U: Advice for Aspiring Authors from Publishing Professionals

Publishing U: Advice for Aspiring Authors from Publishing Professionals

Usually, we at Booklist concern ourselves only with the end product of an author’s efforts: the finished book. We read the books and then review them, offering librarians advice on what to purchase, what to recommend, and what the big books are likely to be. But that’s not to say we aren’t also interested in how books […]

By January 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →