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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They Said WHAT?!: Match These 10 Writers with Their Words of Wisdom

They Said WHAT?!: Match These 10 Writers with Their Words of Wisdom

“It’s doubtful that anyone with an Internet connection at his workplace is writing good fiction.” If you were anywhere in the Twitterverse last Thursday, you may already be intimately familiar with this statement. As number eight on Jonathan Franzen’s “10 Rules for Novelists,” published by literary culture website LitHub last week—and by The Guardian in […]

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2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the eighth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s only single-title medal given to books for adults. The two medal winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards, sponsored by NoveList, in Seattle on Sunday, […]

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A Bun-dle of Beautiful Burger Books
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A Bun-dle of Beautiful Burger Books

Is there anything more divine than a juicy beef patty nestled beneath a blanket of gooey cheese, tucked within a golden bun? For us here at Booklist—or, at least, for me—the answer is “not a chance.” Join us in celebrating the greatest holiday you didn’t even know existed (#NationalCheeseburgerDay) with the mouthwatering burger-centric books below: […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND

The clicking, gurgling, coffee-table shaped alien vuuv originally landed on Wrigley Field sometime in the early 1950s. Promising advanced technology, state-of-the-art healthcare, and a coveted spot in the “Interspecies Co-Prosperity Alliance,” the vuuv effortlessly secured human compliance. Decades later, however, the human economy has collapsed, the environment is desiccated, and high school senior Adam Costello […]

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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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