Breaking news on authors, publishers, and book-related topics

BookBrowse Book News

Page 8 of 221

View abbreviated list of news stories

2015 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Oct 14 2015: The finalists for the 2015 National Book Award have been announced.

The list for fiction includes:

Karen E. Bender, Refund: Stories (Soft Skull/Counterpoint Press)

Angela Flournoy, The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies (...

    Full Story

    Marlon James wins Man Booker

    Oct 13 2015: Jamaican author Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel inspired by the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the 1970s.

    Michael Wood, chair of the judges, described A Brief History of Seven Killings as the "most exciting" book on the shortlist.

      Full Story

      Svetlana Alexievich wins the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

      Oct 09 2015: Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.

      Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the chair of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, called Alexievich's writing "a monument to courage and suffering in our time".

        Full Story

        Nominate your favorite bookstore employee for a bonus from James Patterson

        Oct 07 2015: Author James Patterson has already donated millions of dollars to bookstores, libraries and other literary organizations in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Now he has set up a fund in partnership with the American Booksellers Association to provide bonuses of $...

          Full Story

          Henning Mankell dies aged 67

          Oct 05 2015: Henning Mankell, the Swedish crime writer best known for his Kurt Wallander books has died aged 67 after being diagnosed with cancer last year. Credited with almost single-handedly establishing Sweden as a crime writer's ideal dystopia, he was a dedicated political ...

            Full Story

            5 Under 35 Honorees announced

            Sep 30 2015: The National Book Foundation announced the 5 Under 35 honorees today:

            Angela Flournoy, The Turner House (HMH)
            Colin Barrett, Young Skins (Black Cat)
            Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Fra Keeler (Dorothy Project)
            Tracy O'Neill, The Hopeful (Ig Publishing)
            Megan Kruse, ...

              Full Story

              Ta-Nehisi Coates among 2015 MacArthur Geniuses

              Sep 29 2015: Authors Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ben Lerner and poet Ellen Bryant Voigt are among the twenty-four 2015 MacArthur fellows. Each receives a no-strings attached stipend of $625,000 over five years.

              "These 24 delightfully diverse MacArthur Fellows are shedding light and ...

                Full Story

                What happened to the e-book apocalypse?

                Sep 23 2015: The New York Times reports on the "digital apocalypse that never arrived or at least not on schedule."

                Between 2008 and 2010 e-book sales soared by 1,260 percent. Print sales fell and bookstores struggled - culminating in Borders declaring bankruptcy in 2011.

                ...

                  Full Story

                  Member Benefits

                  Join Now!

                  Check the advantages!
                  Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year

                    •  
                    • FREE
                    • MEMBER
                    • Range of media reviews for each book
                    • Excerpts of all featured books
                    • Author bios, interviews and pronunciations
                    • Browse by genre
                    • Book club discussions
                    • Book club advice and reading guides
                    • BookBrowse reviews and "beyond the book" back-stories
                    •  
                    • Reviews of notable books ahead of publication
                    •  
                    • Free books to read and review (US Only)
                    •  
                    • Browse for the best books by time period, setting & theme
                    •  
                    • Read-alike suggestions for thousands of books and authors
                    •  
                    • 'My Reading List" to keep track of your books
                    •  

                  Editor's Choice

                  • Book Jacket: Barkskins
                    Barkskins
                    by Annie Proulx
                    Barkskins, by Annie Proulx, is not a book to read quickly. After a month of slow reading, I ...
                  • Book Jacket
                    The Marriage of Opposites
                    by Alice Hoffman
                    Alice Hoffman's latest work, The Marriage of Opposites, is a historical fiction novel focusing on ...
                  • Book Jacket: Miss Jane
                    Miss Jane
                    by Brad Watson
                    National Book Award Finalist Brad Watson returns with an intimate novel about one woman's journey to...

                  First Impressions

                  • Book Jacket

                    Falling
                    by Jane Green

                    "Readers who enjoy a love story with heart will adore this tale of homecoming and transformation." - LJ

                    Read Member Reviews

                  • Book Jacket

                    The Secret Language of Stones
                    by M. J. Rose

                    "A fantastic historical tale of war, love, loss and intrigue."
                    – Melanie Benjamin

                    Read Member Reviews

                  Members review books pre-publication. Read their opinions in First Impressions

                  Book Discussions
                  Book Jacket
                  Sweet Caress
                  by William Boyd

                  William Boyd's Sweet Caress captures an entire lifetime unforgettably within its pages. It captivates.

                  About the book
                  Join the discussion!
                  Summer Stunner
                  Summer Giveaway

                  Win 5 books, each week in July!

                  Enter

                  Word Play

                  Solve this clue:

                  W M T N, W C F All

                  and be entered to win..

                  Books that     
                  entertain,
                       engage

                   & enlighten

                  Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

                  Join Today!

                  Your guide toexceptional          books

                  BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.

                   
                  X

                  BookBrowse Summer Giveaway

                  We're giving away
                  5 books every
                  week in July!