Books and Authors

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

LibraryReads February 2017

LibraryReads February 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its February 2017 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible. Remember, any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today. FAVORITE OF FAVORITES  I See You, by Clare Mackintosh TOP 10 All Our […]

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 19: Dating

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 19: Dating

In this episode of the Oral History Podcast, we discuss the concept of dating: What it was like when we were teenagers, what it’s like for teenagers now, and how some books handle this variable romantical endeavor. Do you have some insight on dating then/now, or any book recommendations that deal with dating in a […]

Webcomics Wednesday: 2016 Favorites

Webcomics Wednesday: 2016 Favorites

It seems like everyone’s rounding up their best of 2016 lately, and while I’m not usually one to jump on a bandwagon, the lure of looking back on the highs of the last year is too irresistible. I reviewed 21 webcomics in 2016, and since I picked each one of them, obviously, I already liked […]

Get Ready for BOOKLIST at Midwinter

Get Ready for BOOKLIST at Midwinter

If you’ll be attending ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta this year, be sure to visit Booklist! We’ll be in booth #1925. Join us as we kick off our 50 Years of YA celebration with cake! Stop by the Booklist booth on Friday, January 20th at 5:30pm to help kick off #50YearsofYA with a slice of delicious sheet […]

Booklist Readers: Biz Hyzy

Booklist Readers: Biz Hyzy

Our reader this month: Biz Hyzy. She started out as a Booklist intern in 2014, then joined as an editorial assistant to the Adult Books and Audio departments in 2015. Her day-to-day duties include tracking the reviewing process, compiling newsletters, and—most importantly—calling dibs on the most appealing galleys she sees in the mail. What do […]