Annalisa Pesek

About Annalisa Pesek

Annalisa Pesek (apesek@mediasourceinc.com) is Assistant Managing Editor, LJ Book Review
[photograph by John Sarsgard]

Books America Needs To Read | In the Bookroom

One idea solidified by the fascinating February 15 panel, discussion “Challenging Topics, Challenging Times: Four Best-Selling Authors Reflect upon Culture, Creativity, and Changing the Conversation,” is that all Americans need to keep reading.

Picturing History, Comics Creators in Conversation | NYCC 2016

Drawing an exuberant crowd, the panel “Race & Sexuality: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tee “Vixen” Franklin & Steve Orlando,” moderated by comics scholar Jonathan W. Gray, featured veteran comics writers and newcomers alike.

Hard Case Crime Teams with Titan Comics

Starting this month, Titan Comics joins forces with the iconic crime fiction imprint Hard Case Crime to launch Hard Case Crime Comics. Releasing both original and adapted works by celebrated authors of the crime genre as well as emerging voices in comics, the new line will boast the same gritty, sexy violence for which the mystery publisher is well known.

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.”

LJ Reference Reviews: May 15, 2016

The entertaining everyday life of The World of Ancient Rome; World’s Fairs is recommended for all libraries

Top Suspense Novels Defy Boundaries | Day of Dialog 2015

“Exciting,” “addictive, and “believable” are but a few of the adjectives presenters at the “Top Thrills” panel at LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog used to describe their latest books, among the season’s best suspense and mystery novels.

A Feel for the Times | Day of Dialog 2015

At LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog, a sold-out event held on Wednesday, May 27, at New York University’s Kimmel Center in lower Manhattan, over 200 librarians gathered, along with authors, editors, and publishers, to talk books, business, and best practices.

When Life Comes Full Circle: Lori Lansens Discusses Her New Novel, The Mountain Story

Lansens talks to LJ about her latest book, The Mountain Story

Five Suggestions for African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

Als mashup, a case of attachment for Johnson, Congressman Lewis’s visual memoir, a wrenching immigrant experience, Ward’s crystalline prose.

The Five Reading Stages of Romantic Liaisons | Wyatt’s World

Romances to admire, keep close, and adore.