March 22, 2017

Rick Bass Wins The Story Prize

2017 Story Prize finalists (l-r): Rick Bass, Helen Maryles Shankman, Anna Noyes

It may have been International Women’s Day, but on the evening of March 8 The Story Prize went to Rick Bass, the sole male author among the three finalists. Bass’s collection, For a Little While, took the $20,000 prize (and an engraved silver bowl), awarded to the outstanding short story collection of the year.

Lisa Lucas: The National Book Foundation and Libraries

Lisa Lucas
Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan

In March, Lisa Lucas will complete her first year as executive director of the National Book Foundation (NBF). Lucas took the reins of the nonprofit, which oversees the 67-year-old National Book Awards (NBA), when Harold Augenbraum stepped down. She has her sights set on further enlarging NBF’s reach; LJ caught up with Lucas to find out more about what she has planned and how libraries fit into the NBF’s vision.

A World of New Titles: Editor’s Picks | BEA 2013

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At BookExpo America, LJ’s Reviews editors found titles to intrigue, inspire, and set imaginations free. LJ’s Review editors logged many hours at BookExpo America searching for forthcoming titles that show the most promise for libraries and their patrons.

Thornton-Verma To Lead LJ Book Review

Henrietta Thornton-Verma

Henrietta Thornton-Verma, formerly associate editor, reference, for Library Journal (LJ)’s book review, will take over as editor of the book review effective October 1. She succeeds Heather McCormack, who left LJ this summer to join 3M’s new ebook lending division as collection development manager. Before joining LJ in July 2011, Thornton-Verma served as reference editor […]