Tag: first novels

Hello, Rachel Khong: Talking with the Former Lucky Peach Editor about Her Debut Novel, GOODBYE, VITAMIN

Hello, Rachel Khong: Talking with the Former Lucky Peach Editor about Her Debut Novel, GOODBYE, VITAMIN

Rachel Khong’s first novel, Goodbye, Vitamin, is a story of regular people dealing with irregular things. It dials down the looming menace of that which we fear the most for ourselves and our loved ones, while underlining just how extraordinary it is to be a person surrounded by other people. Vitamin‘s narrator, Ruth, moves home […]

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2016 Edgar Award Winners
By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

2016 Edgar Award Winners

Last night at a swell gala in New York, the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the Edgar Awards, considered by many the most prestigious honor in crime fiction. I regret being unable to attend, especially as this year it was my privilege to serve for the first time as an Edgar judge. With Kristi Belcamino, Joelle […]

Destined for Discussion: Sharon Guskin’s The Forgetting Time and Virginia Reeves’ Work Like Any Other
By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Destined for Discussion: Sharon Guskin’s The Forgetting Time and Virginia Reeves’ Work Like Any Other

Two daring first novels offer rich fictional worlds and meaty themes sure to get book-clubbers talking. One of the many pleasures of reading fiction is discovering a compelling and imaginative new writer. And one of the joys of falling under the spell of an exciting first novel is sharing your enthusiasm. Choosing books by first-time […]

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2016 Edgar Awards Nominees Announced

2016 Edgar Awards Nominees Announced

Today, on the 207th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth (January 19, 1809), Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the awards named after him. The Edgar Awards, honoring the best books in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television, written or produced in 2015, will be presented to the winners at a banquet in New […]

Reviews of the Week: Kathleen Spivack, Judith Hooper, Lois Sepahban and More
By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Kathleen Spivack, Judith Hooper, Lois Sepahban and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 19–23 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, October 19 Unspeakable Things, by Kathleen Spivack […]

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Reviews of the Week: Peter Hepplewhite, Paul Goldberg, Rebecca Podos and More
By October 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Peter Hepplewhite, Paul Goldberg, Rebecca Podos and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 12–16 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, October 12 Loos, Poos, and Number Twos, […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels and a New Digital Edition
By October 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels and a New Digital Edition

The October 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 256 new reviews and 7 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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By January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Mosquitoland

The trailer for David Arnold’s debut novel Mosquitoland (Viking) is intriguing and bare. It becomes more intriguing still when you throw in the Booklist starred review. As narrator Mim takes a runaway-odyssey to reach her unwell mother, joining “memorable, inventive characters” along the way, “Arnold never lets up on the accelerator of life’s hard lessons,” […]

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2015 Edgar Award Nominations Announced
By January 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

2015 Edgar Award Nominations Announced

It’s the 206th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the namesake of the Edgar Awards, created by the Mystery Writers of America. The awards honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television, published or produced in 2014. Visit www.theedgars.com for details about the nominees. The winners will be announced at a banquet […]

A British Gem Is Back in Print: Barbara Trapido’s Brother of the More Famous Jack
By November 25, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

A British Gem Is Back in Print: Barbara Trapido’s Brother of the More Famous Jack

I’ve been anticipating the reprint of British author Barbara Trapido’s 1982 debut novel, Brother of the More Famous Jack, for some time now—and it’s finally here! I’ve read pretty much everything that Barbara Trapido has written and have written about her here before. I have found no one else to match Trapido’s wit, style, and uncanny ear […]

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