A Modern Emma: Alexander McCall Smith Reimagines Jane Austen’s Classic

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“Jane Austen is the perfect writer. She doesn’t need to be rewritten,” declared McCall Smith, the genial author of the hugely loved “No. 1 Ladies Detective” series, during an interview in his suite at New York’s Warwick Hotel.

New York Comic Con: Highlights and Surprises

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It has been reported that 151,000 people attended New York Comic Con this past weekend, causing the annual event to beat its unrelated competitor, San Diego Comic-Con, in size. I last attended Comic-Con in 2009, as an ardent supporter of graphic novels. This time I attended for Library Journal, purposely seeking out panels about diversity […]

Q&A: David J. Peterson

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Linguist Peterson answers a few questions about the process of developing a language and gives librarians a jump start on their studies by offering a few Dothraki phrases that may come in handy in libraries.

Editors’ Fall Picks

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For style and subterfuge, look no further than these 36 fall books that have LJ‘s review editors talking

A Mystery Daphne du Maurier Might Have Written | RWA 2014

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I always get such a kick when a little-known author that LJ has covered suddenly gets wider recognition in the literary world. Linda Lappin’s Signatures in Stone, an atmospheric mystery that I reviewed last year, was honored this past weekend with the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

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Highlights of the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction panel at LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

Editors’ Picks | LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

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With Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert as moderator, five editors from the major publishing houses presented their key titles for Fall 2015/Spring 2015. The focus this year was heavily on fiction, with major releases from acclaimed literary authors Richard Ford and Jane Smiley, notable debuts by Jessie Burton and Tiphanie Yanique, and breakout buzz books by Emily St. John Mandel and Keith Donohue

The Birth of a Database

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Adam Matthew is a London-based database vendor that produces collections of digitized primary sources in the humanities and social sciences. They believe a collaborative approach is crucial to producing a great resource.

Librarian Authors at BEA & ALA

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Librarians are a talented bunch. They not only promote and share books, but they also write them! Consider the latest literary efforts by a debut author/librarian and a veteran.

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