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February 1, 2017

February Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) 4

Here’s what we’re looking out for this month.

January 17, 2017

NBCC 2016 Finalists, Leonard Prize, and Balakian Award Winners 0

The finalists for the NBCC Book Award have been announced.

January 4, 2017

Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview 14

80-something books to pep you up for the (first half of the) new year.

December 25, 2016

A 2016 Cheat Sheet for All You New Kindle (and Other E-Reader) Owners 2

For all those readers unwrapping shiny new devices, here are some links to get you going.

December 23, 2016

Year in Reading Outro 3

That’s a wrap.

December 1, 2016

A Year in Reading: 2016 6

This is the 13th year of the series, and it feels like the most necessary yet.

November 24, 2016

Before They Were Notable: 2016 0

This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

November 16, 2016

2016 National Book Award Winners Announced 0

The big prize for fiction went to Colson Whitehead.

November 1, 2016

November Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) 2

Here’s what we’re looking out for this month.

October 25, 2016

Paul Beatty Wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize 64

Novelist Paul Beatty has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for The Sellout, becoming the first American writer to win the Prize. Our own Matt Seidel reviewed the book earlier this year, calling Beatty’s voice “appealing, erudite, and entertaining”; you can trace those voice’s antecedents in this great piece by Alcy Leyva. Revisit this year’s Booker Shortlist.