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Booklist Is Looking for Diverse Reviewers

Booklist Is Looking for Diverse Reviewers

Booklist is actively seeking book reviewers of diverse background, whether that background is cultural, racial, gender, or another. We are also looking for reviewers fluent in Spanish. Candidates with critical acumen and knowledge of a public-library audience should email writing samples (preferably published work) and reviewing preferences (fiction, nonfiction, adult, YA, picture books, graphic novels, […]

By February 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Humor

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Humor

The February 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 236 new reviews and 10 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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The Magicians, Episode 4: The World in the Walls

The Magicians, Episode 4: The World in the Walls

First of all, we should begin by congratulating The Magicians: Syfy has ordered a second season. Hurrah, Brakebills shall return! What will they cook up next year? This week, however, we find ourselves lost with Quentin in a mental institution. Not just any mental institution, but one with a hauntingly familiar name. And familiarity abounds, as strange […]

Stories across Time: Iain Pears’ Arcadia

Stories across Time: Iain Pears’ Arcadia

A genre-blending, time-collapsing tour de force in which the power of narrative builds worlds and destroys them. Pears seems to love three-part harmony, though time, not music, is his medium of choice. In Stone’s Fall (2009) and The Dream of Scipio (2002), he weaved remarkably complex stories set in three different time periods that echoed one another, fugue-like, with […]

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Publishing U: Writing Humor for Middle-Graders

Publishing U: Writing Humor for Middle-Graders

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this week’s Publishing U master class, Gordon Korman (Criminal Destiny, 2016; Slacker, 2016), an author whose many middle-grade novels have consistently tickled the funny bones of his constituents, explains how imagining his […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson

This Week on Well Read TV: Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson

In their second installment from the thirty-second annual Miami Book Fair, hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn speak with Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson. The year 2015 was big for each of these authors: Acevedo’s The Distant Marvels (2015), a poignant work of historical fiction set in the author’s native Cuba, was released in April; essayist Crosley’s […]