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10 Questions with Mary Jo Putney

10 Questions with Mary Jo Putney

Early in her writing career, which began with the publication of The Diabolical Baron in 1987, Mary Jo Putney began testing the traditional boundaries of historical romance. She tackled topics like alcoholism and domestic abuse, set her stories in a wide range of locales from China to Indonesia, and even added a dollop of magic […]

By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
National Book Award for Fiction 2018 Longlist Announced

National Book Award for Fiction 2018 Longlist Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2018 longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction, thus concluding a week of longlist announcements. The finalists are coming in October. To follow are the longlist selections, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews. Stay tuned for a guest column in the November 1 issue of Booklist from nominee Tommy Orange! […]

By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
National Book Award for Nonfiction 2018 Longlist Announced

National Book Award for Nonfiction 2018 Longlist Announced

  The National Book Foundation has announced the 2018 longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. To follow are their selections, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews when available. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s fiction announcement!   American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, by Victoria Johnson Brothers […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

As we introduce the latest installment of our long-running annual spotlight on romance, we begin the third year of our new tradition: #SeptemberRomance. For the next two weeks, The Booklist Reader will delight all your senses with daily romance injections. Subscribe to our daily updates to get these love notes delivered straight to your inbox. The […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 2018 Longlist Announced

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 2018 Longlist Announced

  This morning, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. This marks the first longlist announcement of the week: tomorrow comes nonfiction and poetry, and on Friday, fiction. A list of finalists will arrive on […]

By September 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Nothing Can Be Squishy: Donna Seaman on Criticism

Nothing Can Be Squishy: Donna Seaman on Criticism

Today, the National Book Critics Circle blog ran an interview with our beloved Adult Books editor, Donna Seaman, as part of their series on the craft of criticism. In it, they called her “the queen of the 250 word or less review” and dove into her process. Here are some highlights. On brevity: I think […]