Books and Authors

Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

Join us in wishing a warm and wonderful birthday to literary juggernaut Lawrence Ferlinghetti as he turns 100 this weekend! After serving in World War II, Ferlinghetti helped found City Lights, an independent San Francisco bookstore-publisher hybrid. Ferlinghetti went on to become an incredibly influential voice in poetry, publishing many of the most prominent poets […]

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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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Girl Detectives Take the Case

Girl Detectives Take the Case

With Booklist‘s celebration of the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century well underway—and our tenth annual Mystery Month fast approaching—now is the perfect time to revisit this collection of gutsy girls in middle-grade mystery novels, originally published in the January issue of Booklandia.  There’s a proud tradition of girl detectives in middle-grade lit. […]

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BookTube Meets Becoming: A Special Feature with Michelle Obama and John Green

BookTube Meets Becoming: A Special Feature with Michelle Obama and John Green

YouTube’s original learning special, appropriately titled “BookTube,” debuted yesterday morning with a roundtable discussion with former First Lady Michelle Obama, author of the New York Times best-seller Becoming. Moderated by fellow best-selling author and Booklist alumnus John Green, the panel also included popular YouTubers Jouelzy, Ariel Bissett, Kat O’Keeffe, Jesse George, and Franchesca Ramsey. If viewers aren’t instantly impressed […]

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Five More to Go: READYMADE BODHISATTVA, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park
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Five More to Go: READYMADE BODHISATTVA, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park Tenacious indie nonprofit Kaya […]

Best New Books: Week of March 19, 2019

Best New Books: Week of March 19, 2019

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  The Deepest Blue, by Sarah Beth Durst  The Good Detective, by John McMahon  In the Blink of an Eye, by Jesse Blackadder  The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley  Memories of […]

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April LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

April LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its April 2019 selections! Check out the titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have provided ordering information, when available. Please note that we have not yet had time to […]

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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 […]