Book Awards

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 […]

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 […]

2017 Edgar Awards Winners

2017 Edgar Awards Winners

Last night, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 2017 Edgar Awards in New York City. To follow is a list of winners, linked to their Booklist reviews. For more information, visit the Edgar Awards homepage—and don’t forget that Booklist and The Booklist Reader will start our annual Mystery Month celebration on Monday.   Best Novel The […]

Romance Writers of America Announces Contest Finalists

Romance Writers of America Announces Contest Finalists

If you love reading about love, you’re in luck. Yesterday, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) announced the 2017 contest finalists for the RITA Award (the most prestigious award for published romance fiction) and the Golden Heart Award (an award honoring exceptional unpublished romance). From contemporary to paranormal (to even erotic!), there’s something for every […]

Jeri Watts and Micha Archer win 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards

Jeri Watts and Micha Archer win 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards

The Ezra Jackson Keats foundation has announced the winners of the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards, intended to honor a writer and an illustrator who have just begun their careers. Below are the winning books, linked to their Booklist reviews:   New Writer  A Piece of Home, by Jeri Watts   New Illustrator  Daniel Finds a Poem, by […]

Changes Afoot for Several YALSA Select Lists

Changes Afoot for Several YALSA Select Lists

If you’re interested in kidlit awards (and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you are), you might have heard how, at the recent ALA Midwinter Meeting, YALSA’s Board of Directors voted to update the way they develop reading lists like Amazing Audio, Best Fiction, Great Graphic Novels, Popular Paperbacks, and Quick Picks. None of […]

2017 Audie Finalists Announced
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2017 Audie Finalists Announced

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for this year’s Audies, the only United States awards devoted solely to audiobooks. This year, I’m the co-chair of the coveted awards, which recognize the very best in the fastest-growing segment in publishing, and I’ve had a backstage peek at the process. If you’re curious about exactly how the […]

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Congratulations, Mary Burkey! Booklister Wins the Louis Shores Award

Congratulations, Mary Burkey! Booklister Wins the Louis Shores Award

Mary Burkey, who writes the Booklist column Voices in My Head and our very own Audiobooker column, has won the Louis Shores Award.  Her win, announced Sunday at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards, recognizes “an individual who has demonstrated outstanding book and media reviewing for libraries.” Per the announcement: The audiobook […]

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RUSA Book and Media Awards

RUSA Book and Media Awards

On Sunday, the ALA’s Reference and User Services Association awarded the Carnegie medals for excellence in fiction and nonfiction—but they weren’t the only adult titles recognized. Here are three others RUSA honored this weekend at their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete list of notable titles and […]

2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

Early this morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the American Library Association announced the 2017 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Like so many others, I was at home, watching the ceremony on my laptop, dribbling toast crumbs onto my cat. (You too can be this glamorous if you just try a little bit […]