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Tue, June 4th, 2013
The Audies 2013
Posted by: Liz Teahan

And now for the Audies! Awards for the best-produced audiobooks are presented annually by the Audio Publishers Association.  Below is a list of the 2013 winners with links to Booklist reviews when applicable. You might recognize some famous names among these narrators, including Colin Firth—let’s hope he channelled the always composed Mr. Darcy and not the stuttering King George […]


Wed, May 29th, 2013
Anthony Award Nominees 2013
Posted by: Liz Teahan

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, and Booklist are proving the old saying “great minds think alike” to be true: not only has Bouchercon’s announcement of  their 2013 Anthony Award Nominees lined up with Booklist’s Mystery Month, the two also have mysteriously similar taste in literature: many of the Anthony Award nominated titles have earned starred reviews from Booklist.  Read on […]


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Agatha Awards
Posted by: Liz Teahan

We’re a little late in recognizing these Agatha Award winners, but, considering it is Mystery Month here at Booklist, we thought it would be a crime—a crime!—to not pay them some attention. Following is a list of the winners published in the calendar year of 2012, awarded by Malice Domestic, Ltd. to books best typifying the works of […]


Wed, May 22nd, 2013
Nebula Awards
Posted by: Liz Teahan

It may be Mystery Month, but our May 15 issue, Spotlight on SF/Fantasy, proves we have more than crime on our minds. And, in a case of cosmic good timing, The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. announced the winners of the 2012 Nebula Awards for outstanding sf/fantasy at their annual banquet this past […]


Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Edgar Award Winners Announced
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

I like to think that the Mystery Writers of America planned to announce the winners of this year’s Edgar Awards to coincide to Booklist‘s Mystery Month celebration (surely it’s not the other way around).  Here are the winners in each category with links to Booklist reviews where available. BEST NOVEL Live by Night, by Dennis Lehane BEST FIRST […]


Mon, April 22nd, 2013
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Nonfiction and Fiction Shortlist
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

We’re excited to announce the shortlisted titles for this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction and Fiction. The awards were established last year in cooperation with Booklist and Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and they are made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The winner in each category […]


Mon, April 22nd, 2013
LA Times Book Prize Winners
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

Spring has sprung, and in addition to May flowers, April showers are bringing a deluge of book prizes (stay tuned for the Carnegie shortlist announcement later this morning). On Friday, this year’s LA Times Book prize winners were announced in each of 10 categories. Here is a selection of the award-winning titles with links to Booklist […]


Fri, March 22nd, 2013
Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

It’s Friday afternoon, the perfect time for looking at  cat pictures, discussing weekend plans, and eating doughnuts for lunch while counting down the minutes until quitting time. You’ve got a while until you can skedaddle, though, so how about spending the  next 5-10 minutes chuckling over the winner of this year’s Diagram Prize for Oddest […]


Thu, February 21st, 2013
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

L.A. is where it isn’t 10 degrees, right? In case you haven’t guessed, we’ve passed the happily tramping-through-the-snow phase in Chicago’s winter to the point where any place warmer than the temperature at which moisture from your breath freezes your scarf to your glasses starts to look mighty appealing. The mythical land of “Los Angeles” […]


Tue, January 29th, 2013
Youth Media Awards
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

Well, that was a whirlwind hour, and I only say that because I was not in Seattle but here in Chicago, frantically trying to keep up with the rapid-fire Youth Media Awards announcements on our Facebook page (check out all the covers!). I’m sure for real-life attendees of yesterday’s announcements, the presentation was full of […]





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