ALA announced its shortlist for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction on Monday, April 23rd, naming three nominees in both fiction and nonfiction.
The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the finalists for the 2013 Audie Awards, which recognize excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. A selection of categories are below; the complete list can be found on the Audies site. Audiobook of the Year AMERICAN GROWN Michelle Obama Read by Michelle Obama, Jim Adams, Charlie Brandts, [...]
Its no news that Goodreads has become, for many collection development and readers’ advisory librarians, an important tool in finding and evaluating new books. What it will become in the wake of Amazon’s purchase of the site last Friday is still unclear. Founded in 2006, Goodreads boosts over 202 million active users and provides one [...]
There will be many essays in the coming days and weeks assessing the immensity of what Chinua Achebe, whose death was reported today, achieved in his lifetime, and what the global literary community has lost. Though the Nigerian author was not an exceptionally prolific writer—his most famous work, 1958’s iconic Things Fall Apart, is one [...]
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The Oscars will be presented this Sunday with the usual craptacular pomp and nonsense. Woopty doo. Once the Academy began nominating more than five titles for Best Film without also nominating the respective directors it was the last nail in the coffin and proved that ticket sales and TV ratings are more important to the [...]