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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 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 […]

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, […]

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 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Winners

2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Winners

On Friday, November 2, at the annual Brooklyn Classic fundraising event, the winners of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize accepted their awards for excellence in fiction/poetry and nonfiction. The award comes with a $5,000 prize. The winners were originally announced on October 22. Nominations were selected from librarians in all 59 libraries in the BPL […]

2018 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced

2018 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced

The 2018 World Fantasy Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland over the weekend, where the winners of the World Fantasy Awards were announced. This year’s awards were marked by a tie in the novel category. Winners are listed below, linked to their Booklist review when available: Novel The Changeling, by Victor LaValle (tie) Jade City, by Fonda Lee […]

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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Anna Burns Wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize

Anna Burns Wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize

Milkman, by Anna Burns was just announced as the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize. The novel takes place in an unnamed city following the life of Middle Sister who just wants to blend in and absolutely does not want her encounter with the milkman to be known. Set against the backdrop of the […]