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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2020 William C. Morris Award, an annual honor presented to an exceptional book for young adults written by a previously unpublished author.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 National Book Award Winners Announced

2019 National Book Award Winners Announced

Last night, the National Book Foundation revealed the winners of this year’s awards at a New York City ceremony hosted by LeVar Burton. Today we present them, Booklist style: Fiction ★ Trust Exercise, by Susan Choi Nonfiction The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom Translated Literature Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming, by László Krasznahorkai and translated by […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon
By November 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Revell. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to Irene Hannon, best-selling, RITA award-winning author who has written more than 50 romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction […]

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If I Could Turn Back Time: 15 Novels to Read in Standard Time

If I Could Turn Back Time: 15 Novels to Read in Standard Time

This weekend saw the passing of daylight saving time back into standard time, giving many of us a coveted extra hour of sleep. And sure, in Chicago at least, that means we may also never see the sun again. But if we think about the changing of the clocks as time travel, it all becomes […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

And then there were six. That’s right, the shortlist for the ninth 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 video […]

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Haunted Hallways, Gothic Galleries

Haunted Hallways, Gothic Galleries

The concept of the haunted house comes up again and again. After all, houses hold histories—and those histories aren’t always kind. When we are at home, we are often our most unguarded and vulnerable . . . but are we safe? These six stories (intended for both adults and young adults) suggest otherwise. House of […]

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“You Have a Voice”: Talking with Meg Cabot about BLACK CANARY: IGNITE
By October 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

“You Have a Voice”: Talking with Meg Cabot about BLACK CANARY: IGNITE

Meg Cabot’s take on classic a classic DC superhero—Black Canary: Ignite—is out today (you can find our review here)! We got a chance to chat with the best-selling author over email about the project, the character, and how middle-grade fits oh-so-neatly into the superhero genre. Find Cabot’s answers below, and if you have a middle-grade […]

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Six Literary Scares This Spooky Season

Six Literary Scares This Spooky Season

‘Tis the season for some of the most fun genre fiction. Stalwarts like Stephen King will always be around for reliable scares, but some novels that sit on the boundary of literary fiction and genre horror also serve well-deserved creeps. Whether you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit or just enjoy the crisp weather […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #5: Cookbooks and the Apocalypse

Shelf Care, Episode #5: Cookbooks and the Apocalypse

The season of feasts (be they turkey- or Snickers bar-themed) is upon us—and in this fifth episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire most fittingly serves up a smorgasbord of content. Starring Chicago Public Library branch manager Sarah Tansley, Booklist audio editor Heather Booth, and Booklist‘s new editor and publisher, George Kendall, […]

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Knowing a Young Brown Person Might Listen and Feel Less Alone: The Narrative Life of Priya Ayyar
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Knowing a Young Brown Person Might Listen and Feel Less Alone: The Narrative Life of Priya Ayyar

Although audiobooks are just part of Priya Ayyar’s acting career, demand for her narrative talents shows no signs of slowing down. Recent highlights from Ayyar’s audio career are the focus of the “Now Hear This” column in the November 1 issue of Booklist, but Ayyar most definitely has plenty more to say. “Bringing these diverse […]