Wilda Williams

About Wilda Williams

Wilda "Willy" Williams (wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com) is LJ's Fiction Editor. She specializes in popular fiction and edits the Mystery, Science Fiction, Christian Fiction, and Word on Street Lit columns.

Quality and Diversity | Hugo Nominations 2017

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After a contentious two years due to the Sad/Rapid Puppies dispute, last week’s announcement of the 2017 Hugo Award nominees was received with acclaim.

LJ Talks to Norton President Julia A. Reidhead | Eye on Publishing

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As Norton approaches its centennial in 2023, the company remains close to founders William and Mary Norton’s purpose of publishing “Books That Live.” Reidhead credits Mrs. Norton’s decision in the 1950s to create an employee-ownership structure that has enabled Norton to remain independent and tied to its original roots over the decades.

Fresh Genre Spins | Nebula Nominees 2016

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On February 20, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced its nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards and and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.

Big Read in the Big Apple: NYC Launches Reading Initiative

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Can New Yorkers agree to read the same book as the city launches One Book One New York reading campaign?

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2017

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On January 22, RUSA’s Reading List Council announced the 2017 selections of the annual best-of reading list, comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Check out below LJ‘s full reviews of the winners and look for the complete reviews of the short list titles in BookVerdict.

Celebrating Mystery’s Best | Edgar Award Nominees 2017

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The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) celebrated Edgar Allan Poe’s 208th birthday on January 19 by releasing the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2016.

Reading Carrie Fisher | In the Bookroom

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To celebrate Fisher as a writer, I have gone back into Library Journal‘s Book Verdict vault and pulled up our reviews of her novels and memoirs. For librarians, these would make a nice display counterpoint to DVDs of the actress’s films and stage performances.

Books to Screen: Maria Semple’s “Today Will Be Different”

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Academy Award winner Julia Roberts is set to star in the TV adaptation of Maria Semple’s sophomore novel

In Memoriam: Leonard Cohen, Songwriter, Poet, Novelist

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While Leonard Cohen’s songs will remain his main legacy, it’s worth considering his other literary efforts, including nine books of poetry and two novels.

Bouchercon Winners | Anthony, Barry, Macavity Awards 2016

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Edgar Award winner Lou Berney hit the awards trifecta at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in New Orleans when his third novel, The Long and Faraway Gone, garnered the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best Paperback Original and earned the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel.