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2014 National Book Award Finalists
By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

2014 National Book Award Finalists

This morning, on NPR’s Morning Edition, the 2014 National Book Award finalists were announced. Mitchell Kaplan, a winner in 2011, discussed the books being honored. Titles, author bios, and a recording of the announcement can also be found at http://www.nationalbook.org. The finalists are listed below, with Booklist reviews linked when available.   Finalists for Fiction An […]

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Richard Flanagan Wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize

Richard Flanagan Wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize

Today, Richard Flanagan was announced the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize. The Narrow Road to the Deep North is Flanagan’s sixth novel and centers on a surgeon, Dorrigo Evans, and his experiences in World War II. Flanagan is only the third Australian to win the prestigious fiction award. Below is an excerpt of Booklist‘s review […]

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Still Ready for Some Football? N.F.L. Hits Just Keep on Coming
By October 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Still Ready for Some Football? N.F.L. Hits Just Keep on Coming

It’s hard to imagine Steve Almond’s Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, published in September, could have been timed any more appropriately. The Ray Rice saga may have grabbed the most headlines, but with each new arrest of an NFL player, with each new revelation of domestic violence, child abuse, drunk driving, drug use, gun violations, trespassing, […]

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2014 Kirkus Prize Nominees

2014 Kirkus Prize Nominees

The finalists were announced yesterday for the first annual Kirkus Prize. The prize will be awarded for fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature; six authors were longlisted in each category. The winners will be announced on October 23rd in Austin, Texas. The nominees are listed below, linked to Booklist reviews when available.   Fiction All Our Names, […]

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News You Can Use: Audiobook Roundup
By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

News You Can Use: Audiobook Roundup

Lots of links of interest. First up: Cory Doctorow says “Amazon vs Hachette is nothing: just WAIT for the audiobook wars!” This BoingBoing blog post says what many in the audiobook world have been thinking about the changing marketplace. A FABULOUS three-part series on Teenreeds.com by Shara Zaval that provides an incredible, in-depth look at […]

2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners
By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners

The winners of the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and two runners-up, were announced this morning. Follow the links to read reviews of three of the four titles—both of the winners received the Booklist star. Fiction Winner: The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, by Bob Shacochis Runner-up: Wash, by Margaret Wrinkle   Nonfiction Winner: Your Fatwa Does not Apply Here: Untold […]

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2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists
By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists

On September 4th, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction. The award honors works of fiction and nonfiction that use literature to illustrate the myriad  and varied experiences of humanity. With these books, the reading experience becomes an exercise in empathy. The […]

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By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Best Freebie Friday Ever: Thousands of Ebooks FOREVER

Teachers and librarians, rejoice! Here’s the best Freebie Friday EVER. Thousands of ebooks for your unlimited use, for free, with NO END DATE OR LIMIT! Currently available for the iPad, Epic! is a fast-growing service developed by industry leaders to provide engaging, quality literature on tablets and digital devices. Even though I’m an Android user, […]

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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction
By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

2014 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction

This morning, the National Book Award foundation announced the longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. The list is an interesting mix of novels and short story collections mostly authored by highly recognized veteran authors, but two impressive newcomers, Molly Antopol and Phil Klay, are included as well. The shortlist will be revealed […]

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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Nonfiction
By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

2014 National Book Award Longlist for Nonfiction

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction. While graphic novels have been finalists in the Young People’s Literature category, this marks the first time a graphic novel (Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant) has reached the top ten in adult fiction or nonfiction. Finalists will […]

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