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2019 Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Announced

2019 Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Announced

Last week, the longlist was announced for the annual Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize. The award, named for the Welsh writer and poet, is given to writers under the age of 39 for literary works written in English, in a wide variety of forms: poetry, prose, short story collections, novels, novellas, and screenplays. The shortlist […]

2019 ALA Youth Media Awards

2019 ALA Youth Media Awards

Early Monday morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the American Library Association announced the 2019 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Following is the complete list of this year’s winning and honor titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL  Merci Suárez Changes Gears, by Meg Medina (Candlewick)   Newbery Honor Books The Night Diary, […]

2019 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

Last night, the winners for the eighth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced! The two winners were awarded at the RUSA Book and Media Awards, sponsored by NoveList, in Seattle, WA, during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Congratulations to Rebecca Makkai and Kiese Laymon! Here are the winning titles in fiction and nonfiction with the […]

Cindy & Lynn’s 2018 Book Awards

Cindy & Lynn’s 2018 Book Awards

Cindy and Lynn: We had so much fun giving out last year’s 2017 Bookends Awards, this year we’re announcing a new batch for 2018’s publications! We’re not talking about Newbery, Caldecott, or Printz Awards; we’ll leave those to the official committees. We’re off to Seattle this week for the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, and we can’t wait to learn who […]

2019 Edgar Nominees Announced

2019 Edgar Nominees Announced

This morning, Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Here at Booklist, we take pride in our year-round coverage of the mystery genre, culminating in our Mystery Showcase issue and Mystery Month celebration in May. (That’s also when we announce our own list of the year’s best crime novels.) […]

2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

This morning, the National Book Critics Circle announced this year’s finalists in all categories, as well as the winners of the John Leonard Prize for first books (Tommy Orange, There There), the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award (Arte Público Press), and the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing (Maureen Corrigan). Here’s the complete list of the […]

2018 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

2018 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

The National Jewish Book Awards are North America’s longest-running awards program in the field of Jewish literature. Launched in 1950, they promote the reading of Jewish literature and inspire writers to continue its lasting legacy. Selected winners are listed below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The full list of winners and finalists can be found […]

2018 Thurber Prize Winner Announced

2018 Thurber Prize Winner Announced

As we recover from one family-focused holiday and are poised on the precipice of even more family time, it seems especially appropriate that Patrica Lockwood’s Priestdaddy was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor last night. Lockwood’s memoir of her move back, with husband in tow, to her childhood home in the rectory of her father-turned-priest […]

The 2018 Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist

The 2018 Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist

Being a very talented writer does not necessarily mean that talent also spills forth into the fictional bedroom. As seen from the current shortlist of the 2018 Bad Sex in Fiction Prize, even Haruki Murakami can be shortsighted when it comes to the biological facts. His nominated passage may be too hot for daytime reading […]

Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2018
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Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2018

The Chicago Public Library has announced their Best Books of 2018, chosen by our very own Chicago librarians. To follow are their choices for the ten best adult titles of the year—including the three finalists for this year’s Andrew Carnegie Award for Fiction—linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete list of their favorite titles for adults, kids, […]