2016 Audie Award Finalists for Audiobook of the Year and Excellence Awards

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Announcing the 2016 Audie Award finalists for Audiobook of the Year and Excellence in Design, Marketing, and Production.

First “Writes” of Spring | First Novels 2016

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This season’s first novels range over a multitude of time periods, global settings, and genres, and come from authors with a variety of backgrounds. Hear what the critics have to say!

Editors’ Spring Picks 2016

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From the Syrian cuisine of Aleppo and the rescued manuscripts of Timbuktu to women crime writers and the Broadway phenomenon that is Hamilton, these 33 new books have captured our imagination this season

Unpacking Brazil: Collection Development, March 1, 2016

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Going to the Olympics in Rio or planning a trip via armchair, these sources will help travelers make the most of their time.

Murder Most Traditional | 2015 Agatha Christie Award Nominees

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Agatha Christie was the queen of the traditional mystery, and every year Malice Domestic, a fan convention, honors those titles published in the previous calendar year that best typify the qualities of Dame Christie’s work (no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence, among other elements). The nominees for the 2015 Agatha Christie Awards reflect a wide range of authors, publishers, styles, and themes.

The 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists

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On January 18, the National Book Critics Circle announced 30 finalists in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—for awards honoring the most distinguished books of 2015. While the inclusion of titles like Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk (Grove) in autobiography, Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies (Riverhead) in fiction, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between […]

Learning the Craft | Collection Development: The Business of Writing

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Books on the craft of writing often fall into three categories: the practical, meant to teach readers to construct entertaining works; the academic, meant to mold the aspiring writer into an artist; and titles that are a mix of the two. Whatever an aspiring writer’s needs, these 30 resources should help wannabes become wordsmiths.

Carnegie Medal Winners Announced at ALA Midwinter

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Held Sunday, January 10, at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book & Media Awards Ceremony & Reception had a new dimension this year. For the first time since the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012, the winners were announced at […]

World Fiction for Winter: Top Fiction from Abroad That Will Appeal to Everyone

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Andersson keeps herself in check despite down-to-the-bone bad thinking about love, Barbery’s Life of Elves gives us a magical frame and lush writing, readers will sink into The Happy Marriage, an accessible Modiano, sophisticated suspense

A Life Under Fire | Collection Development: Military Memoirs

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Authors ranging from veterans of famous conflicts past to modern combatants, reminiscences of battlefield experiences express boredom and loneliness, brutality and compassion, violence and love. These 31 titles will enhance any collection.