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Margaret Atwood AND  Bernardine Evaristo Win the 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood AND Bernardine Evaristo Win the 2019 Booker Prize

In a historic decision made yesterday afternoon, the 2019 Booker Prize judges awarded the coveted literary prize to two finalists: Margaret Atwood, for her long-awaited and deeply poignant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments; and Bernardine Evaristo, for her novel, Girl, Woman, Other, which exquisitely narrates the lives and backgrounds of 12 Black women […]

2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2019 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of November 19. We will all be tweeting out the winners, so be sure to follow along at www.twitter.com/ALA_Booklist! Fiction Black […]

2019 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

2019 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The first-ever Booker Prize was awarded in 1969. Since then, the Booker Prize Foundation—and its panel of esteemed judges—has celebrated the “best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom” annually. Yesterday, this year’s longlist was announced. The list of 13, which includes authors from Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, the […]

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2019 ITW Thriller Award Finalists Announced

2019 ITW Thriller Award Finalists Announced

In recent #MysteryMonth news, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) announced the finalists for the 2019 Thriller Awards. The awards celebrate the best in the thriller genre, which, unlike a conventional whodunit, keeps readers at the very edge of their seat or, at least, losing sleep to find out what happens in the next energetic chapter. […]

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Winner Announced

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Winner Announced

The winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the best literature in translation, has been announced. We are very excited for Jokha Alharthi (the first Omani woman to have her novel translated into English) and her prize-winning title, Celestial Bodies. Congratulations also go to translator Marilyn Booth. The novel, set in the […]

2018 Nebula Award Winners Announced

2018 Nebula Award Winners Announced

A day before many fantasy fans took a break from reading to catch a beloved series end its epic reign on television, the Nebula Awards® were presented at the fifty-fourth Annual 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference in Woodland Hills, California. We are so pleased to see a smart, forward-thinking alternate history, penned by the very talented […]

2018 Agatha Award Winners

2018 Agatha Award Winners

The winners of the Agatha Awards were announced Saturday, May 4th, during the Malice Domestic 31 fan convention in Bethesda, Maryland. Named for Agatha Christie, the grande dame of Golden Age mystery, the awards honor the best books published in the previous calendar year exemplifying the “traditional mystery” genre (e.g. no explicit sex, gore, or […]

2019 Edgar Awards Announced

2019 Edgar Awards Announced

The 2019 Edgar Awards were announced last night during the MWA’s seventy-third gala banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Here at Booklist, we’re gearing up for our tenth annual Mystery Month celebration and Mystery Showcase issue, both of which are mere days away! (Next week, be sure to keep an eye […]

Book-Struck: Talking with Donna Seaman, Recipient of the 2019 Louis Shores Award

Book-Struck: Talking with Donna Seaman, Recipient of the 2019 Louis Shores Award

For 29 years, the Louis Shores Award has recognized excellence in book reviewing, honoring individual reviewers, groups, editors, and/or organizations for their contributions to libraries across the US. This year, we’re proud to announce the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of RUSA has selected our very own Adult Books Editor, Donna Seaman, as winner of […]

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 […]