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Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners for 2018
Janice B., May 23, 2018

Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward’s novel set in the fictional town of Bois Sauvage in rural Mississippi, was presented with the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction in March.


Author Lisa Ko and her award winning book the Leavers
Janice B., May 17, 2018

Lisa Ko’s The Leavers, was selected as the Adult Fiction winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for 2017-2018.


collage with the 9 winning titles and the mystery writers of america logo
David Kelly, May 02, 2018

At a ceremony in New York last week the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2018 Edgar Awards.


Albertine Prize banner
James Sherman, April 25, 2018

If you are a fan of contemporary French fiction, we hope you can take part in selecting the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in translation.


7 of the award winning books
Janice B., April 12, 2018

The International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards honor authors, publishers, and other contributors behind the best cookbooks published each year. Awards were presented in a variety of categories at an annual conference on February 26, 2018.


librarians holding up picture books
Tina Lerno, March 14, 2018

Our children’s librarians are all avid readers, but when it comes to choosing award-winning children's books, they can really play favorites. We talked to some of our children’s librarians in our branches to see what they love to read and why.


book covers
Dinorah Pinelo, March 07, 2018

The Pura Belpré Award recognizes outstanding works of literature for children and youth by Latino and Latina authors and illustrators that best represent and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.


book jacket cover and author Nina LaCour
Hillary St. George, February 16, 2018

On Tuesday February 12, the Oscar Awards of young adult and children’s literature were held in the early morning hours in Denver, Colorado.


Prime Minister Golda Meir and Henry Kissinger flanked by Yitzhak Rabin and his wife Leah. Photograph by GPO/Moshe Milner
Janice B., January 27, 2018

On January 11 Francine Klagsbrun’s, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel was named the Book of the Year by the Jewish Book Council.


Mystery Writers of America Announce the 2018 Edgar Award Nominations
David Kelly, January 26, 2018

On January 19, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017.  The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Ho


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