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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon
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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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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 […]

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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Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Two

Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Two

We’re back with Part Two of my conversation with Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works. Ready for some tagging talk? Though there are several points of access in AO3 (by fandom, by user’s collection, via good old-fashioned search), the use of tags is the most unique. Claudia pointed to an article in Wired […]

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Narwhals and a Microphone Named Blue: Talking with Susan Maguire about Booklist’s New Podcast SHELF CARE

Narwhals and a Microphone Named Blue: Talking with Susan Maguire about Booklist’s New Podcast SHELF CARE

Today, Booklist celebrates the launch of its first-ever original podcast, Shelf Care. The brainchild of Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Shelf Care seeks to unite listeners with rock-star librarians, the publishing world’s latest trends, and need-to-know reading recommendations from the editors at Booklist. I recently sat down with Susan, met her microphone (it’s […]

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

If you’re one of those people who feels twitchy without a book in your hands, listening to librarians is a great way to feed your addiction until you can get back to reading again. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is produced by OverDrive, an e-book and audiobook distribution platform. Its hosts, staff librarians Jill Grunenwald […]

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The Internet, Cities, Friends and Enemies: An Interview with Jillian Tamaki

The Internet, Cities, Friends and Enemies: An Interview with Jillian Tamaki

As editor of the graphic novels section at Booklist, I have the luxury of having first pick of what to review, and there are a few comics artists whose work I always snatch up for myself. After reading This One Summer, a book I adore and still regularly recommend to anyone who will listen, I put Jillian Tamaki […]

Being a Teenager is Surreal: An Interview with A. S. King
By October 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Being a Teenager is Surreal: An Interview with A. S. King

Assigning books in the youth department at Booklist can sometimes prove to be a tense process, since we’re all passionate readers and love some of the same authors. But the atmosphere is never stormier than when a new A. S. King novel arrives. When Still Life with Tornado appeared on the mail cart, my colleague Julia and I, […]

Hostile Questions: Jason Reynolds

Hostile Questions: Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds might be the closest thing right now to an “It” author in YA lit. Exhibits A-X: When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys, As Brave as You. But don’t get cocky, Mr. Reynolds! In 2004, The Guardian named Lindsay Lohan their annual “It Girl.” Lindsay Lohan, Mr. Reynolds. […]

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Can’t Break His Stride: An Interview with Brian Freeman

Can’t Break His Stride: An Interview with Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages. His debut thriller, Immoral (2005), won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel, and several of the books in his Jonathan Stride series have received starred […]