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Public Poetry: Two Readings at the Poetry Foundation

Public Poetry: Two Readings at the Poetry Foundation

I should go to more poetry readings. This is my yearly mantra during National Poetry Month. Actually, I should go to more poetry readings, not just during National Poetry Month, but all year. Thankfully, the Poetry Foundation right here in Chicago can fulfill that need, so my mantra is less guilt-laden. I walk past the wonderfully situated […]

Congrats to the Winners of the L. A. Times Book Prizes

Congrats to the Winners of the L. A. Times Book Prizes

We totally missed the announcement of this year’s Los Angeles Times book prizes, which happened last Friday. But it’s never too late to enjoy these winning titles, linked below to their Booklist reviews when available.  You can find a complete list of honorees here.   Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction  The Nix, by Nathan […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Mohsin Hamid Talks about EXIT WEST

This Week on Well Read TV: Mohsin Hamid Talks about EXIT WEST

This week on Well Read, internationally best-selling author Mohsin Hamid will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, Exit West, released March 7. Hamid’s fourth work of fiction following the success of Moth Smoke (2000), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia […]

It’s Mystery Month 2017!

It’s Mystery Month 2017!

One week from today, Booklist will embark on our most exciting annual ritual: Mystery Month! This year marks the eighth successive month-long celebration of all things mysterious—and my first. I started working here last year just as Mystery Month was wrapping up, and now I’m taking the wheel. How delicious. Tomorrow, we’ll host the first of two […]

Best New Books: Week of April 24, 2017

Best New Books: Week of April 24, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout  Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer  Burn Town, by Jennifer McMahon  The Librarian and the Spy, by Susan Mann  The Standard Grand, by […]

Reviews of the Week: with Mary Gordon, Philip Pullman, Shannon Hale, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Mary Gordon, Philip Pullman, Shannon Hale, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from April 17 through 21 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, April 17  There Your Heart Lies, by Mary Gordon Gordon performs another astute and powerful variation […]