Author Archive: Michael Ruzicka

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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Reviews of the Week with E L James, Laurie Halse Anderson, Philip Kerr, and More!

Reviews of the Week with E L James, Laurie Halse Anderson, Philip Kerr, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A sensational author’s foray into new romantic territory; an impeccable narration from one of YA’s foremost authors, the middle-grade adventures of two sleuthing cousins on the case to […]

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Reviews of the Week with Nicole Panteleakos, Jean Kwok, Jasmine Warga, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Nicole Panteleakos, Jean Kwok, Jasmine Warga, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A young girl coming to terms with her past through insightful letters; a story told from the perspective of two sisters, one missing, the other searching for her; […]

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Reviews of the Week with Jon Gertner, Helena Fox, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Jon Gertner, Helena Fox, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The geological history of the world’s largest island, which is covered in ice; a poetic and painterly ode to national parks; the most revealing tell-all about the ever-tumultuous […]

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The Latest Booklist: Middle-Grade Mania!

The Latest Booklist: Middle-Grade Mania!

The current issue of Booklist is now live, and we are thrilled to celebrate Middle-Grade Mania! The Books for Youth editorial staff combed through hundreds of middle-grade titles to compose a list of Booklist’s 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the 21st Century. See which of your favorite titles made the cut! There are also two […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sarah Blake, Tiffany D. Jackson, Neal Stephenson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sarah Blake, Tiffany D. Jackson, Neal Stephenson, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A lavish family drama set in 1930s New England; a thrilling fantasy world in which two female pilots embark on a dangerous adventure; a pact among three loyal […]

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2019 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

2019 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced this Tuesday, April 2. Who will win the prestigious sf/fantasy-devoted literary award this year? Members of the World Science Fiction Society begin voting later this month. All winners will be recognized during a ceremony at the annual Worldcon on August 18 in Dublin, Ireland. Below are […]

Reviews of the Week with Erika Swyler, Deborah Freedman, Elizabeth Acevedo, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Erika Swyler, Deborah Freedman, Elizabeth Acevedo, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A friendship tested by the competitive pursuit of collectible buttons; an ill-fated attempt to mechanically control the march of time; the smallest and most adorable existential crisis; a […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The current issue of Booklist spotlights series nonfiction and features the Top 10 Series Nonfiction of the year; our annual Series Nonfiction Watch, which rounds up the year’s emerging themes (baby animals! media literacy!); and a conversation with renowned professor and series nonfiction author Duchess Harris about her discerning focus on American history. In addition […]

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Reviews of the Week with Peter Bognanni, Delia Owens, Philippe Besson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Peter Bognanni, Delia Owens, Philippe Besson, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The earnest misadventures of one cinephile and his attempt to save the local movie house; the delicate and compassionate narration of one woman’s fight for survival; a newly […]

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Sisters in Crime Opens 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Submissions

Sisters in Crime Opens 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Submissions

Sisters in Crime (SinC) has opened the submissions review process for the 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award. The award, named after the late trailblazing crime fiction author, has celebrated excellence and diversity in crime writing since 2014. Past winners include Mia Manansala (2018), Jessica Ellis Laine (2017), Stephane Dunn (2016), Vera H-C Chan (2015), and Maria […]

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