Awards

Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Colson Whitehead's bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick, The Underground Railroad, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.The Pulitzer committee lauded Railroad "for a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America."

ALA Announces Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced its 2017 Youth Media Awards this morning. Here is a short selection of the winners. You can see the full list at ALA's website.

Walter Dean Myers Young Adult Awards

The Walter Dean Myers Award winners and honorees for the Children's Literatrure - Young Adult category have been announced!

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction

The Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction has released the longlist for their 2016 prize. This year’s longlist honors both new and well-established writers; over half the longlist is occupied by debut novels alongside four previously shortlisted authors. Seven nationalities are represented including the first Zimbabwean author to be longlisted for the Prize.

Check out some of the titles we have available in our catalog!

 A God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson

Book Hunters in Brief #108: The 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced the 2016 Youth Media Award Winners this week and Book Hunters salutes the winners and offers a few reading suggestions to go along with them.

If you and your young ones love Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, the winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, Book Hunters in Brief suggests:

PEN/Faulkner Finalists Selected!

 

The PEN/Faulkner award is the largest peer-reviewed literary prize in the USA. These selections span cultures and circumstances to tell their stories. The prize will be announced on May 2. Read these finalists now and pick your favorite!

Nebula Award Nominees Announced

The Nebula Awards are the most prestigious honors for fantasy and science fiction, and are voted on by members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. On February 21, the nominees were announced. Read them all by June 7 when the winner is revealed! Below are the Nebula nominees for novel:

 

Book Hunters in Brief #60: 2015 Newbery and Caldecott Award Readalikes

It has happened to all book lovers at one time or another: you finish a really good book and find that all you want to do is read another one just like it...only different. Sometimes you can just pick up another by the same author and plop down wherever you are to start reading. But what if there aren't any of books by the author? I know what I do.

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