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Margaret Atwood AND  Bernardine Evaristo Win the 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood AND Bernardine Evaristo Win the 2019 Booker Prize

In a historic decision made yesterday afternoon, the 2019 Booker Prize judges awarded the coveted literary prize to two finalists: Margaret Atwood, for her long-awaited and deeply poignant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments; and Bernardine Evaristo, for her novel, Girl, Woman, Other, which exquisitely narrates the lives and backgrounds of 12 Black women […]

2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2019 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of November 19. We will all be tweeting out the winners, so be sure to follow along at www.twitter.com/ALA_Booklist! Fiction Black […]

Simple but Not Always Easy: Talking with Ilene Cooper

Simple but Not Always Easy: Talking with Ilene Cooper

Whether you’re a reader of fiction or nonfiction, picture books, middle grade, or young adult, chances are you’ve come across—and admired—a book by Ilene Cooper. A former librarian and longtime Booklist editor and reviewer, Cooper is the author of the Lucy chapter-book series; A Woman in the House (and Senate), an award-winning account of women […]

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A Debut Novel from a Storied Screenwriter: Talking with David Koepp about COLD STORAGE

A Debut Novel from a Storied Screenwriter: Talking with David Koepp about COLD STORAGE

One day last summer, I was working studiously (read: scrolling social media feeds, maybe looking for cover trends, maybe just procrastinating) at my home office desk beneath a framed 1993 movie poster for Jurassic Park—which I have argued and will never not argue is the best movie ever made—when Twitter gave me some of the […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the ninth annual 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 six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on […]

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National Reading Group Month: The 2019 Great Group Reads
By September 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

National Reading Group Month: The 2019 Great Group Reads

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month? And that each year Booklist and the Women’s National Book Association join forces to celebrate? To kick off this year’s festivities, the WNBA has released its annual list of Great Group Reads, which were selected by a dedicated committee of writers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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Do You Read What I Read? 14 Romance Novels for the Holidays
By September 26, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Do You Read What I Read? 14 Romance Novels for the Holidays

It might only be September, but for romance readers it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas—or Hanukkah! Every year the number of holiday romance titles with which publishers gift readers increases exponentially, and 2019 is no exception. The good news is that with such a bounty of choices, there truly is a holiday […]

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Five More to Go: Maaza Mengiste’s THE SHADOW KING
By September 25, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Maaza Mengiste’s THE SHADOW KING

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste Maaza Mengiste’s indelible debut, Beneath the Lion’s Gate (2010), put Ethiopian historical fiction on countless […]

Talking Nonsense with Rivka Galchen
By September 24, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Talking Nonsense with Rivka Galchen

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Rivka Galchen about her new children’s book, Rat Rule 79, her first novel for younger readers, despite a long-standing passion for children’s literature. She’s penned articles for The New Yorker on Mo Willems and Curious George, not to mention having taught courses on kid lit. And while […]

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10 Questions for Tessa Dare
By September 19, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

10 Questions for Tessa Dare

Goddess of the Hunt, the first romance novel by Tessa Dare, a New York Times best-selling and RITA award-winning author, was published in 2009. Now one decade, five series, and 24 books later, Dare is still enchanting readers with her signature literary mix of love, laughter, and happily ever afters. A book lover from early […]

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