Author Archive: Briana Shemroske

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Editorial Assistant for Books for Youth. She recently graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

The Arab American Book Awards have been announced! Established in 2006, the Awards, sponsored by the Arab American National Museum, celebrate “books written by and about Arab Americans” while sparking “greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing.” Winners will be honored at an upcoming ceremony at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on […]

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Further Reading: Transgender Soldiers

Further Reading: Transgender Soldiers

One year after the Defense Department’s landmark decision to lift its military ban on transgender people, President Trump took to Twitter to announce that he is prohibiting transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity in the U.S. military.” With an estimated 15,000 transgender people currently in service, it’s unknown how his administration intends to implement […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Gerda Saunders Talks about MEMORY’S LAST BREATH

This week on Well Read, former associate director of Gender Studies at the University of Utah Gerda Saunders will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her memoir, Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia, released June 13. Diagnosed with cerebral microvascular disease, a precursor of dementia, at age 61, […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Hari Kunzru Talks about WHITE TEARS

This week on Well Read, author and journalist Hari Kunzru will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his fifth novel, White Tears, released March 14. Following two white men from “disparate, dysfunctional family backgrounds” and their abrupt—and fateful—rise to musical stardom, Kunzru’s latest is an “ambitious and sprawling” brew of […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Ann Cleeves Talks about COLD EARTH

This week on Well Read—just in time for Booklist’s annual Mystery Month—award-winning crime-writer Ann Cleeves will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Cold Earth, released April 18. The seventh book in Cleeve’s wildly popular Shetland series, Cold Earth zeroes in on inspector Jimmy Perez’s hunt for the identity […]

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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 […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: George Saunders Talks about LINCOLN IN THE BARDO

This week on Well Read, award-winning author George Saunders will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his best-selling novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, released February 14. Acclaimed for his wealth of innovative short story collections (including Tenth of December, 2013), Saunders’ latest, a surreal exploration of Abraham Lincoln’s late-night visits […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks about THE REFUGEES

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize and Carnegie Award-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, The Refugees, released February 7. Nguyen’s second work of fiction following his highly-acclaimed debut, The Sympathizer (2015), and an incisive nonfiction account, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Ian Rankin Talks about RATHER BE THE DEVIL

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Ian Rankin will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest installment to the best-selling Rebus series, Rather Be the Devil, released January 31. Here, “legendary but retired Edinburgh detective” John Rebus revisits a decades-old cold case, only to find himself up against […]

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The Ice-T Reader: Celebrate the Renaissance Man in Verse

The Ice-T Reader: Celebrate the Renaissance Man in Verse

You may know him as no-nonsense detective Fin Tutuola on Law & Order: SVU (the most recent season of which premiered February 8), the lyric force behind thrash-metal band Body Count (their latest album, Bloodlust, drops later this month), the founder of Rhyme $yndicate Records, the star of reality TV series Ice Loves Coco, the voice of Madd […]

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