Romance Writer Award Nominees 2017 | In the Bookroom

Romance Writers of America® (RWA), the trade association for romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2017 RITA® Awards on March 21.

National Book Critics Circle Awards | Publishing Year 2016

On Thursday, March 16, at the New School in New York City, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced the recipients of its book awards for publishing year 2016. As with last November’s National Book Awards, a sense of political urgency hung over the proceedings.

“Bridging Worlds” with Librarians Pun, Collard, and Parrott

Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, editors of Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe discuss the inspiration for their new book, the role of academic libraries in global initiatives, and getting started in an international career.

Adelia Saunders on Her “Indelible” Debut Novel

Adelia Saunders’s first novel, Indelible, is the wildly inventive story of Magdalena, a young woman from Lithuania, who sees people’s histories literally written on their skin. Here, the author discusses the book’s unusual plot and her previous careers.

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

Penguin Random House To Publish Books by the Obamas

Penguin Random House (PRH) announced that it will publish two forthcoming books by former United States President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, respectively.

Fresh Genre Spins | Nebula Nominees 2016

On February 20, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced its nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards and and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.

Q&A: Nicole Evelina | SELF-esteem

In her “Guinevere’s Tale” trilogy, Nicole Evelina turns the image of Camelot’s queen on its head and allows this iconic figure to tell her story in her own words. Below, the author discusses the importance of a character often synonymous with adultery and betrayal, the research required to rework a legend, and how to avoid rookie mistakes in self-publishing.

What We’re Watching and… | What We’re Reading

“What We’re Reading” meets “What We’re Watching” in a snowstorm before the Oscars.

Big Read in the Big Apple: NYC Launches Reading Initiative

Can New Yorkers agree to read the same book as the city launches One Book One New York reading campaign?