Carol Awards 2013: Honoring the Best in Christian Fiction

wildflowersfromwinter

The American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) 2013 conference ended September 15 in Indianapolis with a gala during which the Carol Awards were presented for the best in Christian Fiction traditionally published in the previous calendar year.

Bouchercon 2013: Louise Penny Goes on a Crime Award Spree

louisepenny

At the 44th annual Bouchercon (a volunteer-run mystery convention for readers, writers, and other publishing types), held September 19–21 in Albany, NY,  best-selling author Louise Penny scored a double-header, winning the 2013 Anthony and the 2013 Macavity Best Novel Awards for The Beautiful Mystery, a locked-room puzzler set in a remote monastery deep in the […]

Popularity Contest: 2013 Hugo Awards Crown SF Winners

Emoerors-Soul-for-new-website

The arrival of fall marks the start of the literary awards season. Already Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is being touted as an odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature next month. But the cynic in me guesses that the always inscrutable Swedish committee of judges will bypass the best-selling author of 1Q84, Kafka […]

Today Show Launches Book Club With The Bone Season

boneseason

Will Today host Natalie Morales become the next Oprah?  Publishers frustrated by the lack of national television exposure for their authors are keeping their fingers crossed. This morning NBC’s Today show  announced the launch of the Today Book Club, a monthly interactive digital and on-air initiative. Its first pick is Samantha Shannon’s The  Bone Season […]

International Crime Month Winds Down at ALA 2013

tumblr_inline_mmlfo1kmKB1rygbpy[1]

For lovers of international crime fiction, June has been busting out all over with a series of readings, panels, and discussions sponsored by  four indie publishers  and featuring such rising stars as Britain’s Mark Billingham, Austria’s Wolf Haas, Australia’s Zane Lovitt, and Nigeria’s .Bayo Ojikutu. Kicked off at the end of May with events at […]

The Fifth Annual Librarian Shout & Share | BookExpo America 2013

17234581[1]

Pitching in for the absent Barbara Genco (Library Journal’s Manager of Special Projects was attending a college reunion), moderator Alene Moroni (King County Library System, Issaquah, WA) led a lively panel of librarian book scouts at the fifth annual AAP/LJ-sponsored Librarian Shout ‘n Share program. In 60 minutes, Moroni, Angela Carstensen (Convent of the Sacred […]

Iain (M.) Banks, Rest in Peace

Iain Banks

Two months after Iain Banks announced on his website that he had been diagnosed with terminal gall bladder cancer, the Scottish author of such acclaimed novels as The Wasp Factory  and The Hydrogen Sonata lost his brief battle on June 9 at the age of 59. Praised by William Gibson as “a phenomenon” and “fearlessly […]

Editors’ Picks Panel | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

nancyhoran

Library Journal’s sold-out 16th annual Day of Dialog, held May 29 at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium, got off to a rousing start with the perennially popular Editors’ Picks panel. Five top editors from leading publishing houses shared their summer, fall, and winter favorites with an enthusiastic and packed audience of librarians eager to identify titles to […]

Dennis Lehane, Chris Pavone Take Mystery’s Top Prizes

The Expats jacket

At the Mystery Writers of America’s  67th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner, held Thursday evening at Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dennis Lehane’s historical crime novel Live By Night won the Edgar for Best Novel. Surprisingly it was a first win for the veteran author of ten books. In his acceptance speech, Lehane  acknowledged the […]

Morrow Launches Digital-First Mystery Line

Witnessimpulse

Ebook original mysteries continue to gain traction with publishers (see Kristi Chadwick’s 4/15 Genre Spotlight feature “Following Digital Clues”)  as HarperCollins’s William Morrow imprint announced the launch this October of Witness Impulse, a new digital -original mystery, suspense, and thriller line. Over 100 titles have already been acquired, and the initial release of ten titles […]

Featuring YD Feedwordpress Content Filter Plugin