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2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the tenth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced. To see which three fiction and three nonfiction titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults, check out the links below! And be sure to join us […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2020 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2020 Best Lists

The newest issue of Booklist, featuring ALA’s 2020 Best Lists, is now live! In it, you’ll find the best adult books from the Notable Books Council, the most notable children’s books from the Association for Library Service to Children, the best adult genre fiction from the Reading List Council, the Listen List, which showcases outstanding audio […]

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2020 William C. Morris Award Finalists Announced

2020 William C. Morris Award Finalists Announced

This morning, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced the five finalists for the 2020 William C. Morris Award, an annual honor presented to an exceptional book for young adults written by a previously unpublished author. This year’s finalists, linked to their Booklist reviews, are: The Candle and the Flame, by Nafiza Azad The […]

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2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Booker Prize committee, having pared a 13-title longlist (released in July) down to just six books, announced the 2019 shortlist this morning. Find each of the titles below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available—and stay tuned to hear all about the winner on October 14! ★ 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange […]

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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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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced that Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the winner of this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction for her book Call Me Zebra. The annual award honors excellence in American fiction. Oloomi and the four finalists for the award will be recognized at a ceremony and dinner on May 4 in […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2019 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2019 Best Lists

The newest issue of Booklist, featuring ALA’s Best Lists of 2019, is now live! In it, you’ll find a list of the top 10 adult books, which exhibit commendable literary quality; you’ll also see significant, authentic LGBT content from the 2019 Over the Rainbow Project and the Rainbow List of LGBT books for youth. Then there’s a list of […]

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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 […]

2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Announced

2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Announced

As an Englishman once said, “And now for something completely different.” The Fortieth Annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has been announced with great revelry and Joy of Waterboiling, by Christina Scheffenacker, has taken the prize! The title itself has even offered up the new meme-like acronym JOW. The winner  simmered in shortlist controversy as the […]

2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Shortlist Announced

2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Shortlist Announced

There are book titles that are literal: 1984, The Old Man and the Sea, Gulliver’s Travels. There are book titles that are odd: The Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, A Confederacy of Dunces. Then there are the book titles that are literally odd. The Bookseller has announced the shortlist for the Diagram Prize awarding the Oddest Book Title of the Year, […]

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