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Archive for April, 2011

Fri, April 29th, 2011
2011 Edgar Winners Announced
Posted by: Keir Graff

Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Awards last night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. As I wasn’t there, I’ll rely on their press release. Follow the links below to read Booklist reviews—for free! And did you know that Booklist‘s Mystery Month starts on Sunday? […]

Wed, April 20th, 2011
Slippery Anniversary
Posted by: Donna Seaman

It’s been a year–a very, very rough year in many, many ways, since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men, injured 17 others, and resulted in millions of gallons of oil geysering into the sea over the course of a 3-month tragicomedy of corporate error and outrages. We’ve […]

Wed, April 20th, 2011
2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

In the Pulitzer’s Letters, Drama, and Music category a few familar names made an appearance: Fiction A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan General Nonfiction The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee Poetry The Best of It: New and Selected Poems, by Kay Ryan Biography Washington: A Life, by […]

Mon, April 18th, 2011
Reading the Screen: Repo Men
Posted by: David Pitt

Well, I finally had a chance to see Repo Men, the movie based on Eric Garcia’s novel The Repossession Mambo. I talked about the book here, calling it “a gritty near-future thriller with comic overtones [and] a Blade Runnerish feel to it,” and the movie is exactly the same. The performances by Jude Law, Forest […]

Mon, April 11th, 2011
2011 Indies Choice Award Winners Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

Indies Choice Book of the Year Awards named winners on Wednesday, April 6th. Here are the freshly crowned victors: Adult Fiction Room, by Emma Donoghue Adult Nonfiction Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand Adult Debut Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes Young Adult Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly For complete coverage of the awards, including the E.B. White Read-Aloud Winners and […]

Fri, April 8th, 2011
Stuff I Love Right This Second
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

BOOKS >> Dom Testa’s Galahad series. Young adult fantasy is lousy with vampires, angels, fairies, werewolves, and all manner of wacky combinations, each of them aching and longing and feeling with such damn intensity. Enter into this storm of handwringing Testa’s straight-backed sci-fi series, in which a group of 251 smart, perceptive teens are launched […]

Thu, April 7th, 2011
Book Trailer Thursday: Rotters
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

In the two years that I’ve been covering book trailers, I’ve handed out lots of praise, some constructive criticism, and, yes, even a little derision every now and then. It’s only fair that I put myself on the chopping block. Here is the trailer for my new novel Rotters (Delacorte, 2011). Unlike the trailer to […]

Thu, April 7th, 2011
Reading the Screen: Miss Marple reboot?
Posted by: David Pitt

Okay, so we all know what Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s spinster amateur sleuth, looks like. She looks like this: Or maybe this: But certainly not this: That’s Jennifer Garner, star of TV’s excellent Alias and several not terribly good movies. According to some reports (like this one at, she may be starring in a […]

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