Book Awards

2017 Nebula Winners Announced

2017 Nebula Winners Announced

I’m beginning to wonder what N. K. Jemisin’s trophy collection looks like. I met a much-lauded children’s book writer who had one measly National Book Award that he used as a paperweight. Jemisin, however, has won this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel, making 2018 her third consecutive year of taking home a major science […]

2018 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

2018 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Just in time for #MysteryMonth, the World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon, has announced the nominees for the 2018 Anthony Awards, to be presented on September 8 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Booklist Reader has been lucky enough to feature contributions from four of this year’s nominated authors. Read what inspired Anthony Award-nominated novels from Jane Harper, Kristin […]

2018 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners

2018 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners

In case you missed it—we sure did!—this year’s Ezra Jack Keats Awards were announced earlier this month. Aimed “to recognize and encourage emerging talent in the field of children’s books,” the award honors one new author and one new illustrator every year. Derrick Barnes won the New Writer Award for Crown: Ode to a Fresh […]

2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Announced

2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Announced

On Friday night, The Los Angeles Times awarded its 38th annual book prizes to the following titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   Fiction Exit West, by Moshin Hamid   Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction  Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang     Mystery / Thriller A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates […]

These Books Just Won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize

These Books Just Won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize

The 2018 winners of the Pulitzer Prize were just announced. Here are this year’s winning books, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   Biography or Autobiography Prairie Fires, by Caroline Fraser                 Fiction Less, by Andrew Sean Greer     General Nonfiction Locking Up Our Own, by James […]

Society of Midland Authors 2018 Award Winners and Finalists

Society of Midland Authors 2018 Award Winners and Finalists

Marking the triumphs of Midwestern authors published in 2017, the Society of Midland Authors announced the winners of its annual award today. The ceremony will be held in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, May 8th, to commemorate the winners and their works from the last year. The winning and honored titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible, are […]

The Man Booker International Prize 2018 Longlist Announced

The Man Booker International Prize 2018 Longlist Announced

The much-anticipated longlist for the Man Booker International Prize was announced earlier today. With authors from the Middle East, South America, and beyond, the 13 titles on the longlist will narrow to six finalists on April 12, the winner chosen in May. László Krasznahorkai and Han Kang have each been nominated twice, the latter winning […]

2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced

2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced

It’s that time of year! Nebula time, that is. We know because we got the press release: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult […]

Of Hand Modeling and the 2018 YMAs

We’re still not done celebrating the 2018 Youth Media Awards. Watch this adorable, Booklist-produced video we made in tribute to this year’s winners. (And, if you haven’t already, check out our annotated list of winners and finalists here.) Until next year!

A Grand Bargain Book Bonanza: Jason Chin’s GRAND CANYON

A Grand Bargain Book Bonanza: Jason Chin’s GRAND CANYON

Cindy & Lynn: We are just back from the ALA Midwinter Meetings, laden with tempting new ARCs to read and award-book displays to build. We visited several bookstores while in Denver over the weekend, including some antique bookstores with fabulous treasures. Denver has so many independent bookstores from which to choose. While visiting one, we […]