July 28, 2014

Margaret Heilbrun

About Margaret Heilbrun

Margaret Heilbrun is a former Senior Editor, Library Journal Book Review.

Writing the Wonders of Science | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

Writing the Wonders of Science | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

Take a slightly long table. Cover it in black cloth. Place four chairs along the side that faces out. Invite three men who have published with great success on the endeavors of science. Place one small bottled water, one glass with ice, and one paper napkin on the table in front of each chair. No bunsen [...]

Before Richard III: Author Interview with Dan Jones, The Plantagenets

Before Richard III: Author Interview with Dan Jones, The Plantagenets

If the recent identification of King Richard III, buried ignominiously in Leicester, awakens interest in the pre-Tudor British monarchy, and gives readers an appetite for understanding the armored world that led to the Wars of the Roses, culminating in Richard III’s 1485 death in battle, they must turn to Dan Jones and his rousing history, The [...]

Best Acknowledgments of 2012

Best Acknowledgments of 2012

Over a year ago, with LJ posting its various “Best of…” lists of 2011, I added one of my own, “Best Acknowledgments of 2011,” for which I looked in lots of that year’s history and biography books (the genres that most often entail library and archives research) to find authors who fully thanked—by name—the library [...]

Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

Near the end of each year, I have the pleasure of meeting with lots of university press reps so they can show me their Spring catalogs for the next year, indicating their forthcoming lead trade titles as well as some mid-list treats they feel sure LJ’s readers will find compelling. There’s a lot of exciting stuff coming in Spring 2013 from these publishers. Here are pairs and threesomes that seemed to form themselves from the academic Spring 2013 catalogs that came to me via press appointments.

Best Books 2012: Staff Favorites

Best Books 2012: Staff Favorites

Our editors’ Top Ten appears in the December issue of LJ and will be in your email inbox on December 20th. But it takes a small army to produce LJ and our sister magazine, School Library Journal, and the troops are all opinionated! Here’s what some of the rest of our staff devoured in 2012 [...]

Busy as a BEA: Visit BookExpo America 2012, June 4–7

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Want to leave your library for an island break as spring heats into summer after Memorial Day? Come to Manhattan at the beginning of June and let BookExpo America (BEA) reinvigorate you with its mix of author buzz, new discoveries, and contact with bookies from near and far.