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This Week on Well Read TV: Dava Sobel Talks about THE GLASS UNIVERSE

This Week on Well Read TV: Dava Sobel Talks about THE GLASS UNIVERSE

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Dava Sobel will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent work of scientific nonfiction, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (2016), released December 6. After investigating Galileo’s eldest in Galileo’s Daughter: […]

Woody Harrelson to Star in Daniel Clowes’ WILSON

Woody Harrelson to Star in Daniel Clowes’ WILSON

Following in the footsteps of Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Angelica Houston, John Malkovitch, and Steve Buscemi, Woody Harrelson has become the latest celebrity to portray a Daniel Clowes character. Wilson, which will premiere at Sundance on Sunday and other places on March 24, is, as Clowes fans will know, based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name. […]

Adam Silvera Shows Us His Desk and Tiny Dog

Adam Silvera Shows Us His Desk and Tiny Dog

Adam Silvera’s new book is out today! The bestselling, critically celebrated author of More Happy Than Not (2015) made a video for Booklist to celebrate the release of History is All You Left Me, to which Michael Cart gave an enthusiastic starred review for its “elegiac and melancholy” depiction of teen love and loss. Watch the video […]

National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists 2016

National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists 2016

This morning, the National Book Critics Circle announced this year’s finalists in all categories, as well as the winners of the John Leonard Prize for first books (Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing), the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award (Margaret Atwood), and the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing (Michelle Dean). Here’s the complete list of the NBCC Award […]

Reviews of the Week: Emery Lord, Charles Cumming, J. D. Robb, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Emery Lord, Charles Cumming, J. D. Robb, 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 January 9 through 13 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, January 9  A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates Oates often channels the inner voices […]

Sydney Taylor and National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Sydney Taylor and National Jewish Book Awards Announced

It was a big day for Jewish book awards yesterday. The Association of Jewish Libraries announced the winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award, intended to honor “books for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.” Meanwhile, the Jewish Book Council announced the winners of the 2016 National […]