December 5, 2016

National Book Awards Challenge Political Climate with Literature, Celebration

On Wednesday, November 16, following a presidential election that shook the literary community to its roots, the National Book Foundation came back fighting at an awards ceremony where endorsement of a broad view of social justice for America was evident from the moment host Larry Wilmore took the stage. Virtually every speaker expressed strong dismay […]

New Print Reference Releases | Reference 2017

Some 350 recent and forthcoming reference titles from more than 30 publishers, organized by category.

New Print Reference Releases | Reference 2017

Some 350 recent and forthcoming reference titles from more than 30 publishers, organized by category.

All’s Fair in Love | Genre Spotlight: Romance

Romance, like many genres, is continually evolving and broadening its definition with new subgenres, trends, and crossovers.

Finalists Announced for National Book Awards 2016

The 20 finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature were recently announced by David Haglund, the literary editor of newyorker.com, and Lisa Lucas, the executive director of the National Book Foundation. The announcement was made by The New Yorker via Facebook Live on October 6. The fiction […]

Proactive Librarianship | Designing the Future

R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship and The New Librarianship Field Guide, talks about his vision of the future of librarianship

Human Connections | Designing the Future

“At the intersection of dystopian fiction and magical realism,” Fagan’s standout second novel, The Sunlight Pilgrims, after her acclaimed debut, The Panopticon, projects a future extrapolated from pressures on the present. “Despite its forbidding setting, [this] remains a hopeful tale about human connections.”

Fall/Winter Debut Novels

Personal reading and the input of LJ reviewers stand behind the selection of these upcoming debut novels as titles worth watching.

National Book Foundation Honors Robert A. Caro

The National Book Foundation today announced that it is awarding the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Robert A. Caro, the celebrated author of The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and the multivolume biography The Years of Lyndon Johnson. He is the 29th recipient of the medal, created […]

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, August 2016

Baldacci gains Mile-age at the top of fiction; Alexander Hamilton times two, with both Chernow and Miranda hitting the list