Friday, November 21, 2008

National Book Awards

The winners of the National Book Awards were announced this week.



Young People's Literature:


Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton, best-selling author of Jurassic Park, died Tuesday at the age of 66. Besides being responsible for numerous successful thrillers--many of which were turned into movies--Crichton created the hit television show ER. For more information about Crichton's life and work click here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Best of the Year has released it's Best Books of 2008 lists. There are lists for Editors' Picks, Customer Favorites, and Best Book Covers.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


The publishing world recently lost three major figures:

Tony Hillerman, best known for his Navajo mysteries, died on October 26 at the age of 83. For more information about his life and work check out his publisher's website.

William Wharton, National Book Award-winning author of Birdy, died October 29 at the age of 82.

Studs Terkel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, broadcaster, and historian, died on October 31 at the age of 96. NPR has a great selection of audio clips of Terkel.