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 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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2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards Announced

2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards Announced

Last night, the National Book Critics Circle announced the year’s award winners at the New School in New York City. Anna Burns’ enigmatic novel, Milkman, which also won the 2018 Man Booker Prize, picked up the top prize for fiction. Directorate S, Steve Coll’s detailed investigation into U.S. and CIA military involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan, took […]

Reviews of the Week with Dean Koontz, Sandhya Menon, Pico Iyer, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Dean Koontz, Sandhya Menon, Pico Iyer, 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. An exciting conclusion to a popular thriller series; a popular YA author’s return to rom-com and some familiar characters; a striking tribute to women photographers; a travel writer’s introspective […]

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The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Longlist Announced

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Longlist Announced

Early Wednesday morning, the much-anticipated longlist for this year’s Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the best literature in translation, was announced. The Booker Prize Foundation will reveal the shortlist on April 19, and the winner on May 21. Featuring entries that hail from dual origin countries, this year’s longlist aptly reflects the universal appeal of literature […]

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2019 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2019 Best Lists

The newest issue of Booklist, featuring ALA’s Best Lists of 2019, is now live! In it, you’ll find a list of the top 10 adult books, which exhibit commendable literary quality; you’ll also see significant, authentic LGBT content from the 2019 Over the Rainbow Project and the Rainbow List of LGBT books for youth. Then there’s a list of […]

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