May 11, 2018

Q&A with Jennifer Egan, New PEN American President

On March 1 PEN America, a literature and human rights organization that advocates for freedom of expression, named Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jennifer Egan as its new president.

Elizabeth Strout Wins 14th Annual Story Prize

The 14th annual Story Prize, given to the top short story collection published in 2017, went to Elizabeth Strout for Anything Is Possible. Strout, who won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her collection Olive Kitteridge, will take home $20,000 and an engraved silver bowl.

Rick Bass Wins The Story Prize

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

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

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, 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 […]