Women Authors Sweep 2016 Nebula Awards

Members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Nebula Awards, held May 14 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton, with a winning slate of female authors.

Q&A: Josh King; A Former Advance Man Talks Political Pitfalls and Campaign Stagecraft

“I stayed at the White House for five years, far longer than the average tenure back then, but life on the road is incompatible with being a grounded ­husband and father, so it was time to say goodbye.”

Fredrik Backman | LibraryReads Author Spotlight, May 15, 2016

The U.S. editor for Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as Backman’s other two novels, Peter Borland spoke about his star author in a phone call with LJ.

Our “United” States: Sen. Cory Booker on Building Strong Communities

On March 21 at Random House’s New York City office, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed United: Thoughts on Finding ­Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

Q&A: Lynne Kutsukake | Debut Spotlight, May 15, 2016

Lynne Kutsukake is a former academic librarian who lives in Toronto. Her stunning first novel, The Translation of Love , examines life in postwar Japan under American occupation.

Lori Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Walter Mosley Take Top Honors | Edgar Awards 2016

How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th Annual Edgar Awards banquet, held April 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer took the Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author.

Family Mysteries: Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me

“Families are machines of glorious ­dysfunction,” says crime novelist Megan Abbott of the driving force behind her latest novel, You Will Know Me, “and that’s okay and inevitable.”

Curtis Sittenfeld | LibraryReads Author, April 15, 2016

“I really like writing about characters who are smart but make a lot of mistakes or see things inaccurately, who are intelligent and observant and fairly misguided,” confided Sittenfeld in a conversation with LJ about her lusciously entertaining new novel, Eligible.

Q&A: Alison Case | Debut Spotlight, April 15, 2016

Alison Case, an English professor at Williams College, MA, intimately knows the world of 19th–century British fiction, lending an unmistakable authenticity to the language and flow of her debut novel, Nelly Dean.

Reading the Rails: How Australia’s Historic Railway Libraries Inspired a Novel

“Libraries have always seemed sacrosanct; places of infinite promise. All the people, all the worlds, all the moments you might discover on their shelves.”