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2017 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award Announced

2017 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award Announced

Women’s crime writing organization Sisters in Crime announced Jessica Ellis Laine as the winner of their Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award. This annual prize honors a “writer of color, male or female, who has not yet published a full-length work” According to the press release: We received numerous exceptional submissions from […]

Reviews of the Week, with Alice McDermott, Adam Silvera, Zinzi Clemmons, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Alice McDermott, Adam Silvera, Zinzi Clemmons, 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 July 17 through 21 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   July 17  The Whole Art of Detection, by Lyndsay Faye, read by Simon […]

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2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Longlist Announced

2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Longlist Announced

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the longlist for its annual literary prize, given to one fiction and one nonfiction title. According to the press release, the winners and nominees were chosen for “subverting literary forms, pushing against established ways of thinking, or otherwise introducing new or challenging ideas.” The press release also noted the […]

Booklist Reader Exclusive: SURFSIDE GIRLS Trailer Reveal

Those who attended this year’s ALA Annual might have snagged a copy of Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point, Kim Dwinell’s hotly anticipated graphic novel for middle-grade readers. The book follows a pair of California girls tasked with rescuing a secluded beach—and its ghosts—from greedy real-estate moguls. In her Booklist review, Sarah Hunter praises […]

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2017 Thriller Award-winners, Reviewed

2017 Thriller Award-winners, Reviewed

The International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2017 ITW Thriller Awards on Saturday at the Thrillerfest banquet. Find their Booklist reviews below. For a complete list of finalists, click here.  To read Best Young Adult Novel-winner A. J. Hartley’s explication of his influences—a Booklist Reader exclusive—click here.   Best Hardcover Novel   Before the […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Picture Books and Graphic Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Picture Books and Graphic Novels

The July issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 267 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 registered for […]

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HarperCollins Celebrates 200 Years

HarperCollins Celebrates 200 Years

On Friday night in Chicago, as the exhibit floor at ALA Annual 2017 opened, hundreds of librarians commenced their yearly ritual, divesting vendors of books and promotional tote bags in a euphoric, more literate approximation of Supermarket Sweep. News traveled fast: HarperCollins had free champagne. Within seconds, the publisher’s booth was chockablock with librarians sipping from […]

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Best New Books, Week of June 26, 2017

Best New Books, Week of June 26, 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  Before Everything, by Victoria Redel  The Confusion of Languages, by Siobhan Fallon  The Girl of the Lake, by Bill Roorbach  The Outer Cape, by Patrick Dacey  The Sisters Chase, by Sarah Healy […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Leigh Badrugo, E. Lockhart, Nancy Pearl, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Leigh Badrugo, E. Lockhart, Nancy Pearl, 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 June 19 through 23 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   June 19 Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo Wonder Woman’s backstory is fairly well-known—Amazon princess, […]

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Booklist Readers: Dan Kaplan

Booklist Readers: Dan Kaplan

Our latest Booklist Reader? Dan Kaplan, Periodicals Manager, who can often be spotted zipping around Chicago’s River North neighborhood on his motorcycle.   What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? 1) I love summer in Chicago because I can alternate commuting options between train, bicycle, and motorcycle—the latter two competing for my attention on […]

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