August 17 2016How Canada Publishes So Many Diverse Children’s BooksLibrarians wandering the publisher displays at the big U.S. conferences often seem surprised to discover that so many of their favorites are Canadian. But word has gotten out. Groundwood Books, which released Sidewalk Flowers, was named the best North American children’s publisher of 2016 at the Bologna Book Fair, the largest international trade show dedicated to children’s books. The award is for distinguished creative and publishing excellence. In fact, three of the five publishers nominated were Canadian. Quietly but surely, publishers in Canada are building a worldwide reputation for originality, quality, and diversity in children’s literature.
August 03 2016Oprah's Book Club Pick: The Underground RailroadOprah Winfrey has chosen Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad as the latest Oprah's Book Club Pick. She told the Associated Press "that she knew from the first sentence that she would want to share her passion with her audience, an impulse she has relied on with uncommon success for 20 years."
July 27 2016The Couple Next Door by Shari LapenaWatch for this suspense debut by Shari Lapena from Penguin Random House. Coming in August and already is getting great marketing buzz. Also a Dewey Diva pick.
June 13 2016Review: Annie Proulx's Barkskins“Annie Proulx’s Barkskins is remarkable not just for its length, but for its scope and ambition. It’s a monumental achievement, one that will perhaps be remembered as her finest work."
June 10 2016Akhil Sharma Wins DUBLIN Literary AwardAkhil Sharma has won the the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel 'Family Life' (Norton). The €100,000 award is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English, and the winning novel was chosen from a total of 160 titles, nominated by libraries in 118 cities in 43 countries.
June 07 2016James Patterson's BookShots Hits Stores TodayToday is publication date in the U.S. for the first two titles in the new BookShots line, a partnership of author James Patterson and his longtime publisher, Little, Brown. At a press conference yesterday, Patterson called the imprint "a very unusual and rare innovation in publishing--an evolution and to some extent a revolution."