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Mon, April 21st, 2014
2014 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards
Posted by: Biz Hyzy

On April 13, the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards were presented in Los Angeles. Since 1983, the Writers of the Future contest has provided aspiring short story writers with the opportunity to see their work published. The artistic side of this contest was introduced in 1988. The judges, established sf writers and illustrators, led a week-long […]


Thu, April 17th, 2014
ILA names new “Soon to be Famous” Author
Posted by: Rebecca

Librarians have not always been willing to embrace self-published authors. It’s hard to spend limited dollars on an unproven book, and when it’s an e-only title, it’s even harder to add the book to the collection. But we can’t ignore self-publishing for long—last year, self-published books made up 32% of the Amazon best-seller list.  How […]


Wed, April 16th, 2014
2014 Pulitzer Winners
Posted by: Biz Hyzy

On April 14, the Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists were revealed at Columbia University. Reviews of the winning book titles are included.   FICTION The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt   GENERAL NONFICTION Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, Dan Fagin   BIOGRAPHY OR AUTOBIOGRAPHY Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, Megan Marshall   HISTORY The […]


Fri, April 11th, 2014
Society of Midland Authors 2014 Award Winners and Finalists
Posted by: Biz Hyzy

The Society of Midland Authors has announced the winners and finalists for their 2014 awards for books published in 2013. Titles are linked to Booklist reviews when available. Founded in 1915, the Society has honored Midwest authors with annual awards since 1957. This year’s banquet is Tuesday, May 13, at the Cliff Dwellers Club in Chicago. Paul Durica, […]


Fri, March 14th, 2014
2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards
Posted by: Biz Hyzy

Yesterday, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners for their 2013 book awards. Booklist reviews of the winning titles are included below where available. If you want to learn more about the awards (including the finalists in each category) or see some photos of the winning authors at the awards ceremony, visit NBCC’s blog. […]


Thu, February 20th, 2014
2013 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners Announced
Posted by: Tim McLaughlin

Once again the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners have been announced for 2013. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is dedicated to the memory and works of the great children’s book author and illustrator, and also continues to promote children’s books that “portray the universal qualities of childhood, a strong and supportive family and the […]


Wed, January 29th, 2014
2014 ALA Youth Media Awards
Posted by: Keir Graff

Eight a.m., Monday morning and ALA’s 2014 Youth Media Awards were being announced to an overflow crowd of enthralled librarians and book lovers in Philadelphia. And where was I? I was in Philadelphia, too—in my hotel room, watching the proceedings on a frequently failing feed, tweeting my fingers off, trying to keep @Booklist_Keir separate from […]


Thu, January 23rd, 2014
The 90-Second Newbery — NOT the 92nd Newbery
Posted by: Keir Graff

At 3 p.m. on February 1, at the Vittum Theater in Chicago, while the world continues to bask in the glow of ALA’s Youth Media Award announcements—including, of course, the ninety-second annual Newbery medal and honor books—I will be co-hosting the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Yes, I misheard that the first time as well, and, […]


Thu, January 16th, 2014
2013 Story Prize Finalists
Posted by: Tim McLaughlin

Each year Story Prize announces their choice for the best work in short fiction, and the winner of this year’s prize will be announced March 5th. The Booklist reviews can be found here, and for more information, check out Story Prize’s website. Archangel, by Andrea Barrett Bobcat, by Rebecca, Lee Tenth of December, by George Saunders


Tue, January 14th, 2014
2013 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists
Posted by: Tim McLaughlin

Once again the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award are in. Enjoy reading these books if you can find the time, and if you don’t have the time, don’t worry; we read them for you. You can read our reviews by clicking on the links in the titles, and, for a full list of the finalists, you can go […]





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