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ALA Announces 2023 Carnegie Selection Committee

CHICAGO- The 2023 selection committee is starting work on choosing the longlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The 2023 committee includes the following experts who work closely with adult readers:

Stephen Sposato (chair) is the Content Curation Manager for Chicago Public Library.

Clancey D'Isa is the Director of Strategy and Development for the Seminary Co-op Bookstores (Chicago), the first not-for-profit bookstores with bookselling as a mission.

Booklist library subscribers can now share Booklist Reader with their patrons

CHICAGO – In fall of 2021, Booklist, the review publication of the American Library Association, launched a free trial of Booklist Reader, a patron–facing digital magazine that offers diverse readers' advisory recommendations for readers and listeners of all ages.

'The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu,' 'A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance' receive 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) selects “The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu,” by Tom Lin, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, as the winner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and "A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance," by Hanif Abdurraqib, published by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The selections were announced at the Reference and User Servic

Longlist for 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO – A total of 45 books (23 fiction, 22 nonfiction) has been selected for the longlist for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The list is now available on the awards’ website. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be chosen from longlist titles and announced on Nov. 8, 2021.

Spratford’s new guide to horror fiction

CHICAGO — Like the zombies, ghouls, and vampires which inhabit many of its books, the popularity of horror fiction is unstoppable. Even if you don’t happen to be a fan yourself, you won’t be “scared” to advise readers on finding their next great fright thanks to the astute guidance provided by horror expert Becky Siegel Spratford in the newly updated third edition of “The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror,” published by ALA Editions.

Booklist launches Booklist Reader for library patrons and the public

CHICAGO – Booklist, the review publication of the American Library Association, proudly announces the launch of Booklist Reader, a new digital library patron–facing magazine featuring diverse readers' advisory recommendations for readers of all ages.

Each month, Booklist Reader will showcase top-10 lists, must reads, interviews with (and articles by) top authors and illustrators, and adult, youth, and audio recommendations for all communities and all who love to read.

ALA announces the 2022 Carnegie Selection Committee

CHICAGO — The 2022 selection committee is starting work on picking the longlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The 2022 committee includes the following experts who work closely with adult readers.

Terry Hong (chair) is a contributing reviewer (Adult, Youth, Audio) and advisory board chair for Booklist. She book-blogs at Smithsonian BookDragon.

Booklist mission statement reaffirms path forward

CHICAGO – Booklist, the American Library Association’s book review journal, is forging a bold path forward as it dedicates itself to adapting to the evolving needs of its consumers.

In the past year alone, the landscape of librarianship, education, and publishing has been drastically altered by such events as a global pandemic and the urgent call for social justice, and Booklist has taken this opportunity to reexamine its mission and renew its commitment to libraries and the communities that they serve.