Awards

2014 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature
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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature

On September 15th, the National Book Foundation released the longlist for their National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Many of the longlisted authors are seasoned writers of young people’s fiction, while others have only a few titles under their belt. However, each one has made an impact in the field with their notable work. […]

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The Hugo Awards Winners and Nominations
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The Hugo Awards Winners and Nominations

The winners of the Hugo Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy, were announced yesterday, in London. See the nominations and winners below, with booklist reviews linked when available. If you’re wondering why there aren’t many links, most of the nominees are shorter works originally published in periodicals and thus ineligible for Booklist review.   Best Novel […]

2014 Man Booker Longlist

2014 Man Booker Longlist

The 2014 Man Booker Prize longlist, announced Wednesday, notably includes five Americans (if you count Irish/American Joseph O’Neill). Thanks to a recent rule change, this is the first time in 46 years that the prestigious fiction award has included writers from outside the U.K. and British Commonwealth. A shortlist of six contenders for the 50,000-pound ($85,000) prize will be […]

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2014 ITW Thriller Awards

2014 ITW Thriller Awards

We are thrilled to announce that the International Thriller Writers (ITW) have revealed the winners of their 2014 Thriller Awards. Last week, ITW concluded ThrillerFest IX in the city of mystery, crime, and suspense—New York—with the unveiling of the 2014 winners. Thrillmaster Award Scott Turow is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, including […]

Kirby Heyborne rocks the Odyssey Awards – again!

Kirby Heyborne rocks the Odyssey Awards – again!

Watch the amazing video of his rap “Ain’t Nobody Change the World Like a Librarian.” It was a librarian love fest  at the 2014 Odyssey Award celebration on June 30th at ALA’s Las Vegas conference, as Heyborne topped his previous original composition performed at the 2012 Odyssey celebration. The crowd sported Team Scowler masks as narrator Kirby Heyborne, author Daniel Kraus, […]

Odyssey Award-winning Team Scowler #audiomonth #alaac14

Odyssey Award-winning Team Scowler #audiomonth #alaac14

What does it take to strike Odyssey gold twice? I was fortunate to interview the core group behind TWO Odyssey Award-winners: Daniel Kraus, author of both 2014 Odyssey winner Scowler and 2012 Odyssey winner Rotters, Listening Library’s Executive Acquisitions Editor Rebecca Waugh, plus narrator Kirby Heyborne and producer/director Kelly Gildea, the duo who translated both of Kraus’ […]

Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!

Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!

FREE audiobooks? Join the party at the American Library Association audiobook events during the 2014 Annual Conference! Learn more about audiobook advisory by dropping into an open meeting of one of these two committees: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults: Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm, Flamingo Hotel, Valley of Fire II room. Stop by and listen […]

See You in Las Vegas?

See You in Las Vegas?

Booklisters are packing their bags for ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Are you going, too? We hope you’ll make time for some of the following events! Michael L. Printz Program and Reception This year’s program honors Marcus Sedgwick, 2014 Michael L. Printz winner for Midwinterblood, and Printz Honor Book authors Rainbow Rowell, Susann Cokal, […]

Freebie Friday: Don’t miss Booklist’s Top Audiobook of 2012 Code Name Verity!

Freebie Friday: Don’t miss Booklist’s Top Audiobook of 2012 Code Name Verity!

One of my all-time favorite audiobooks is FREE until through Wed. June 18. You absolutely MUST download this fabulous title from Brilliance Audio. But don’t just take my word for it – Printz-honoree Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein was named Booklist’s “Top Audiobook of 2012.” This brilliantly-plotted historical fiction is enhanced by the subtle and […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Claire of the Sea Light

Book Trailer Thursday: Claire of the Sea Light

With just a few weeks to go until two of the six Carnegie Medal for Excellence shortlist titles are announced as winners, this week’s BTT features one of the three fiction offerings: Edwidge Danticat’s Claire of the Sea Light (Knopf). Reviewer Vanessa Bush writes that the book’s interlocking stories “flow beautifully one into another, all […]

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