International Crime—award-winning crime fiction authors at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Wolf Haas, Bayo Ojikutu, Zane Lovitt and Mark Billingham make up the not-to-be-missed “International Crime from Independent Publishers” panel at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. These lauded crime fiction authors will talk with Booklist Online editor and panel moderator Keir Graff about their worldly perspectives on the genre as part of Mystery Day at the PopTop stage in the Exhibit Hall from 1 - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.

Booklist Online launches Booklandia—Where YA Books Live, free e-Newsletter

CHICAGO — Booklandia—Where YA Books Live has just joined the roster of popular Booklist Online e-newsletters. This new free bimonthly newsletter will keep subscribers updated on trends in YA literature through a mix of original feature articles and selected Booklist reviews of notable YA titles, as well as offering informative, entertaining and often edgy commentary on the YA scene.

ALA unveils finalists for 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. Along with a medal presentation at ALA’s annual conference on June 30 in Chicago, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.

The 2013 shortlisted titles are:

Doctorow, Lowry, Ness, Roth—stellar Booklist Books for Youth Forum, 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Cory Doctorow, Lois Lowry, Patrick Ness, and Veronica Roth are the star-studded panel for “Bleak New World: YA Authors Decode Dystopia,” the Booklist Books for Youth Forum at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. These unmissable, best-selling, award-winning authors will discuss the wildly popular genre of dystopian literature for teens from 8 - 10 p.m. on Friday, June 28 in  Sheraton Ballroom 5. Ann Kelley, Booklist Books for Youth Associate Editor, moderates.

ALA to unveil Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction finalists

Excitement builds as thousands register for live webcast announcement

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) plans to announce the shortlist of finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction at 11 a.m. Central time on April 22, 2013 via webcast.

John Green, Booklist’s 50th Hostile Questions interviewee

CHICAGO - “I’m a novelist with a day job making YouTube videos. I used to be a novelist with a day job being an editorial assistant and then a production editor at Booklist Magazine,” says John Green in his Hostile Questions interview with Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Dan Kraus.

Booklist announces influential 2012 Top of the List selections

CHICAGO —Booklist magazine, the ALA's review journal, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2012. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2012, and, as every year, the expert selections influence readers and book buyers in libraries, bookstores and beyond.

Booklist’s Hostile Questions proving popular with authors — Camille Paglia most recent

CHICAGO — Camille Paglia is the most recent addition to the roster of big-name authors willingly subjecting themselves to Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Dan Kraus’ weekly Hostile Questions interviews. Kraus wondered if authors are sick of politeness and launched the series in spring 2012 on the Booklist Online “Likely Stories” blog to find out. The sometimes surprising results offer a lively Monday read.

Ingram and Booklist team up for added one-click efficiency

CHICAGO —Already a powerful collection-development resource, Booklist Online has partnered with Ingram to add one more function that makes this workflow workhorse ever more indispensable in the rapidly changing library environment. Ordering selected materials for Ingram customers is now easier thanks to a new one-click option that allows Booklist Online subscribers to transfer their Booklist lists directly to Ingram's ipage®.

National Reading Group Month chooses Booklist again as sponsoring partner

CHICAGO — Booklist, the ALA’s review source, has been selected for the fifth year as a partner for the Women’s National Book Association’s October National Reading Group Month (NRGM), including the special Great Group Reads initiative.


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