The American Library Association Announces the Shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals

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The American Library Association announced its shortlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Cosponsored by Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the awards are drawn from Booklist Editors’ Choice carnegiennonand RUSA Notable Books and made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction Shortlist Announced

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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.

A Night at the Book Prom: Notes on the NBA After Party

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Book prom was a lot of fun. At least, the Kobo–sponsored National Book Awards after-party felt eerily familiar in a particularly high school way: the inaccessible DJ spinning a lot of 90s R&B, the plates of pizza floating by, the palpable novelty of fancy dresses, tuxedos, and updo’s. It was clear that this was a […]

National Book Awards 2012

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“The only thing I have ever wanted to do in my life is have a good time writing stories. This award says I am still at it.” That’s how Elmore Leonard gracefully summed up his acceptance of the 2012 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (otherwise called the lifetime achievement award), presented by the […]

National Book Award Finalists Announced Today

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by Margaret Heilbrun and Molly McArdle The National Book Award finalists are out! Announced this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, which rumor indicates is a cable news morning show, the short list named five titles each in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. We were pleased with the overlap: we’ve got enough stars here […]

Stephen King Wins 2012 ITW Thriller Award; Ebook, YA Awards Announced for 2013

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Stephen King Wins 2012 ITW Thriller Award; Ebook, YA Awards Announced for 2013

Wyatt’s World: The Carnegie Medals Short List

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Wyatt’s World: The Carnegie Medals Short List

The Word on Street Lit: 2012 Street Lit Book Award Medal Winners; Plus, Trash Talk

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The Word on Street Lit: 2012 Street Lit Book Award Medal Winners; Plus, Trash Talk

Jay-Z's Decoded Wins Inaugural Street Lit Book Award

Jay-Z's Decoded Wins Inaugural Street Lit Book Award

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