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April 20, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer for Fiction Goes to Anthony Doerr’s ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ 1

For the second year running, the year’s break-out literary bestseller takes home the prize.

April 15, 2015

The 2015 IMPAC Shortlist Delivers 10 Eclectic Titles 0

The IMPAC tends to be interesting for the breadth of books it considers, and the 2015 shortlist is no exception.

March 26, 2015

Exclusive First Look: Lauren Groff’s ‘Fates and Furies’ 2

Fates and Furies has so far been cryptically described as “an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception,” and as, you’ll see, the book wastes no time introducing us to its protagonists.

March 12, 2015

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced 0

The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City.

February 4, 2015

Exclusive: The Opening Lines of Garth Risk Hallberg’s ‘City on Fire’ 4

Right now, Hallberg and the book are being featured at the ABA’s annual Winter Institute, a sort of Davos for independent booksellers.

January 5, 2015

Most Anticipated: The Great 2015 Book Preview 25

At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 91 titles, this is the only 2015 book preview you will ever need.

December 24, 2014

A 2014 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 2, 2014

Before They Were Notable: 2014 0

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

November 19, 2014

2014 National Book Award Winners Announced 2

The 2014 National Book Award winners were announced tonight in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to Redeployment by Phil Klay

October 20, 2014

Art After Tragedy: The Narrow Road to the Deep North 0

The strange euphemism “Prisoner of War” eventually comes to describe every character in the book.