The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Biography and Audiobook Showcase

Our June 1 & 15 double issue of Booklist is now live! The annual Spotlight on Biography shines with the very best of this year, featuring two top 10 lists for adult and youth biographies. Plus, acclaimed author Nikki Grimes talks with Booklist reviewer Enishia Davenport about her forthcoming memoir, Ordinary Hazards. And in the latest
Writers and Readers column, Imani Perry, author of the lauded Looking for Lorraine, reflects on writing about the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

The June spotlight is shared with our Audiobook Showcase. In it, this year’s Voice of Choice, Robbie Daymond, shares his lifelong love of narration with Audio Editor Heather Booth. This year’s greatly anticipated Fall Audiobook Preview, fastidiously compiled by Biz Hyzy, is included, too.

We are also excited to share these additional features: Michael Cart’s commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots in his latest Carte Blanche, Sarah Hunter’s list of 2019 Printz Award Read-alikes, and EBSCO Novelist database founder Duncan Smith’s thoughtful essay on a life of reading.

The June 1 & 15 issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new feature lists and interviews, along with 392 new reviews. Most 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 access, you can take care of that today!

You can also find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the June 1 & 15 issue is also live. It’s a great way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and four Book Links issues each year! Visit



About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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