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The Carnegie Interviews: Patrick Phillips
By December 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

The Carnegie Interviews: Patrick Phillips

Please enjoy our series of interviews with each of the finalists for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. For your chance to win a copy of Blood at the Root, follow @bookistreader on Twitter and tweet the link to this interview by midnight CST tonight (December 15, 2016) using the hashtag #Carnegie2017giveaway. We’ll […]

The Carnegie Interviews: Zadie Smith
By December 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

The Carnegie Interviews: Zadie Smith

This is the first in a series of interviews with each of the finalists for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. For your chance to win a copy of Swing Time, follow @bookistreader on Twitter and tweet the link to this interview by midnight CST tonight (December 14, 2016) using the hashtag #Carnegie2017giveaway. We’ll announce […]

2017 Carnegie Awards: Interviews, Giveaways, and More!

2017 Carnegie Awards: Interviews, Giveaways, and More!

While we wait for the sixth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction to be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards in Atlanta on Sunday, January 22,  we have much to tide us over. Booklist editors Donna Seaman and Rebecca Vnuk have interviewed each author on the shortlist. Starting tomorrow, December 14, and ending next Wednesday, […]

Dancing on the Edge: Zadie Smith’s SWING TIME
By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Dancing on the Edge: Zadie Smith’s SWING TIME

Zadie Smith choreographs a provocative novel about the arts of dance and survival, integrity and friendship. The unnamed narrator in Smith’s agile and discerning bildungsroman is entranced and provoked by a Fred Astaire dance number in the movie Swing Time. “Swing time” is also a feat her narrator performs as she pivots from the disastrous […]

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2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s only single-title medal given to books for adults. The two medal winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards in […]

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The 2017 Carnegie Medal shortlist will be announced on Wednesday, October 26, and the […]

Andrew Carnegie Medal-Winner Discussion Guides

Andrew Carnegie Medal-Winner Discussion Guides

Last week, Andrew Carnegie Medal-winners Viet Thanh Nguyen and Sally Mann accepted their awards at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. This week, we present you with reading group discussion guides for each book, put together by members of the Carnegie Committee: chair Nancy Pearl, three former members of RUSA CODES Notable Books Council, and three Booklist editors or […]

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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. See the winners in the category of Letters, Drama, and Music below with Booklist reviews linked when available. To find out more about the awards, click here.   Fiction The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen   History Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, […]

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Viet Thanh Nguyen and Sally Mann Awarded the 2016 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
By January 11, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Sally Mann Awarded the 2016 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The eagerly anticipated Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced last night at the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference in Boston. The winners are The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen, for excellence in fiction, and Hold Still, by Sally Mann, for excellence in nonfiction. Read the Booklist reviews of the winners […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg’s debut novel City on Fire has been making waves for two years already–ever since Knopf secured its publishing rights in a two-day bidding war in 2013. And if that kind of buzz seems nearly impossible to live up to, well, it’s not: prepub praise has been off the charts, too. In the […]