Writers and Writing

Can't-Miss Events at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

Can't-Miss Events at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

With the overwhelming array of events scheduled for ALA’s upcoming annual conference in Chicago, we wouldn’t blame you if you just couldn’t decide where to begin. Need some suggestions? How about taking in a few of the events where Booklist editors serve as judges, moderators, interviewers, or organizers? From award ceremonies to in-booth chats, we’ve never […]

#JIAM Free audiobook webinar TOMORROW

#JIAM Free audiobook webinar TOMORROW

Learn what’s new in summer & fall audio releases. Sign up TODAY for the FREE hour-long webinar on Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00pm Eastern time. Can’t listen to the live session? Sign up and you’ll receive an emailed link to the archived webinar. Click here to register. Celebrate June is Audiobook Month with Booklist and […]

#JIAM John Green fans

#JIAM John Green fans

DFTBA – order author Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, a limited-edition audiobook only available through Green’s website. There’s great additional content for fans who love the book, as well as teachers who include The Fault in Our Stars in literature classes. And for audiobook aficionados, it would be cool to contrast the author-read production with the […]

Hostile Questions: Barry Lyga

Hostile Questions: Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga has you hoodwinked, America! He lulled you into thinking he was pretty stand-up guy, what with The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Boy Toy, and the Archvillain series. Heck, you were half-ready to invite him over for drinks and Twister. But don’t click “send” on that Evite! Hear me out! It […]

News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Audiobooks everywhere! Zombies, celebrities, and media icons – in print, out loud & on video. A round-up of audio awesomeness: I am a HUGE fan on the 2007 abridged audiobook version of Max Brooks’ World War Z, and CANNOT wait for the new & improved unabridged production – here’s some insider info from Brooks himself: […]

Hostile Questions: Michael Grant

Hostile Questions: Michael Grant

Michael Grant‘s bestselling reign over kid lit stretches from the seminal Animorphs series to the bold new BZRK series. But it was another one of his series that changed the very face of a YA, a series that looked at the literary landscape and said “I am here. I am now. I am forever.” The […]

Hostile Questions: Bob Staake

Hostile Questions: Bob Staake

I could really respect a man called “Bob Stake.” It’s a surname that conjures up the manliest of pursuits: eating a steak, staking a vampire, that sort of stuff. But you throw an extra “a” in there? Then you end up with Bob Staake, some dude who draws pictures. (He probably doesn’t even like steak.) […]

Hostile Questions: Sara Zarr

Hostile Questions: Sara Zarr

Little-known fact: Before Sara Zarr became the beloved National Book Award-finalist author of Story of a Girl, How to Save a Life, and The Lucy Variations, she was a pirate known only as “Sarazar,” and the southeastern seaboard was interminably terrorized by her jolly band of peg-legged buccaneers. Even during her dastardly life of crime, […]

Hostile Questions: John Green

Hostile Questions: John Green

It’s a red-letter day: Hostile Questions’ 1st birthday and our 50th interview. And if there’s a man begging to be brought up charges of Un-Author-like Conduct over past year, it’s none other than John Green. John Green. John Green. (I keep repeating his name cuz that’s what you’re supposed to do with John Green, right? […]

Hostile Questions: Megan Abbott

Hostile Questions: Megan Abbott

We had no beef with Megan Abbott back when she was plugging away at hard-nosed noir (Bury Me Deep) or sensuous coming-of-age-ness (The End of Everything). But then she had to go suck all the oxygen out of the publishing universe with Dare Me, an official Big Book that found Shakespearean drama in the world […]