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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction

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 […]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Introducing a New Audiobooker!

Introducing a New Audiobooker!

Mary Burkey here, happy to announce that there’s a new Audiobooker in the house! I created the Audiobooker blog as a personal diary in November 2007, and moved to Booklist in November 2009. Now that Audiobooker is part of the shiny new Booklist Reader, it’s a perfect time to bring another set of ears on […]

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Dusty Book: A Drink Before the War, by Dennis Lehane

Dusty Book: A Drink Before the War, by Dennis Lehane

In A Drink Before the War (1994), Boston P.I.s. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired by a senator to find an African-American cleaning lady he suspects of stealing sensitive documents from his office. When she’s gunned down by an Uzi, Kenzie and Gennaro realize that the congressman’s been lying about who the woman was […]

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

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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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Poetry

2014 National Book Award Longlist for Poetry

On September 16th the Longlist for the National Book Foundation’s book award for Poetry was announced. The list consists of ten critically acclaimed American poets whose work was chosen out of the 219 books submitted for consideration. Each poet has been recognized with several prestigious poetry awards in the past. The finalists for the award will […]

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2014 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature

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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