No Joke: Calvin Trillin Takes 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor

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Calvin Trillin, a longtime New Yorker staff writer, comic novelist, and witty bard of political doggerel, was named the winner of the 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his essay collection Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. The award, which includes a crystal plaque and a $5000 prize, was given to […]

Twenty Great Reads for National Reading Group Month

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A little birdie today told me that October is  National Reading Group Month (NRGM), an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). That little birdie (aka Michigan librarian Marika Zemke) also took a year-long hiatus from reviewing for LJ to read, discuss, and debate some 50 books via a private blog with 22 other […]

Stephen King Wins 2012 ITW Thriller Award; Ebook, YA Awards Announced for 2013

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Stephen King Wins 2012 ITW Thriller Award; Ebook, YA Awards Announced for 2013

Karen Russell Wins NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award

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Karen Russell Wins NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award

We Have Winners!: Mystery’s Highest Honors Awarded

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We Have Winners!: Mystery’s Highest Honors Awarded

Beantown Bids: Karin Slaughter’s Library Campaign Comes to Boston

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Beantown Bids: Karin Slaughter’s Library Campaign Comes to Boston

Staggering Reads: Don’t-Miss Fiction from the Zombie Apocalypse

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Staggering Reads: Don’t-Miss Fiction from the Zombie Apocalypse

Author Q&A: Saladin Ahmed

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Author Q&A: Saladin Ahmed

Occupy Poetry! Starting the New Year with Inspiring Words

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Occupy Poetry! Starting the New Year with Inspiring Words

Audrey Niffenegger Covers Jane Austen

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Audrey Niffenegger Covers Jane Austen

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