Poetry Month This Week | What We’re Reading

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What We’re Reading this week is P-O-E-T-R-Y, people!

Literary SF Hits Award Shortlist, Hugo Drama Escalates

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Six acclaimed sf novels were shortlisted for the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, while the Hugo Awards controversy continued with the withdrawal of two finalists and author Connie Willis’s refusal to be a presenter.

Spotlight on Sara Gruen | LibraryReads Author, April 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Sara Gruen, author of At the Water’s Edge

Cherokee Language Comes to a Library Near You

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Mango Languages recently unveiled its new Cherokee language course, the first Native American language lessons offered by the company.

Poetry Rat | French on Fridays

Spring brings out the rat poet in me.

Q&A: Laura van den Berg | Debut Spotlight, April 15, 2015

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Laura van den Berg’s debut novel, Find Me, published after two well-received story collections, is getting rave reviews. In this interview, the author discusses the world she creates, the popularity of dystopian fiction, and more.

Q&A: Roger Jänecke

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LJ talks to Roger Jänecke of Visible Ink Press about trends in reference and how his company has responded to them over the years.

Creature Features & Evil Acts | What We’re Reading

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The School Library Journal/LJ WWR crew explores its animal side, plays card tricks, explores outer space, and balances the cozy with the hardboiled. Next week we’ll be poetic as all get out, so do come back now!

Writing To Remember: A 20th-Century Tragedy Inspires a Debut Novel

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“Seeking answers, trying to impose meaning, to understand what happened and why are all things I do when I’m writing. So when people ask me if my novel is an act of political activism, I remember what Toni Morrison said…”

Reading, Croaking, Shivering | French on Fridays

It seems like spring will never come. I’m writing from home, where I’m suffering from the “office cold” and swathed in a jumble of warm garments, cursing my heat-miser landlord, and croaking like a frog (or Brenda Vaccaro, as my colleague Kent noted yesterday). When I asked my coworkers what they’re reading this week, I […]