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‘Tis the season—awards season! We polled our staff to get their guesses for 2023’s best-in-show releases. Scroll to browse our predictions for award-winning titles publishing next year. Sharnell’s Prediction Flux by Jinwoo Chong Flux is a blazingly original and stylish debut novel about a young man whose reality unravels when he suspects his employers have […]


Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the March 2021 LibraryReads Top Ten List. Click to Request eGalleys to Prepare for Your March Readers’ Advisory. Click to Learn More About our LibraryReads picks on Audio.   The Dating Plan by Sara Desai ““Daisy is shocked when she […]


On November 17th the American Library Association (ALA) announced the six books shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The titles shortlisted for fiction are A Burning by Megha Majumdar (Knopf), Deacon King […]

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The annual American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting is the occasion for an array of coveted prizes and honors bestowed upon distinguished children’s and adult books and audios, published (mostly) in the past year. The first group of awards were announced on Sunday, January 27, led by the Andrew Carnegie Medals. See all of our honorees and winners […]

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During ALA Midwinter 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) Council announced the debut of the Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity, an exciting new partnership created to support the librarians and staff at libraries nationwide. Through this program, a principal awardee will receive $10,000 in cash and four runners-up will receive $1,000 each. […]

We congratulate Howard Jacobson on this remarkable achievement! A profound, darkly comedic parable set in a future where collective memory has vanished following a historic catastrophe and one young couple’s love affair could have shattering consequences for the human race. With a sense of the dramatic sweep of Michael Ondaatje and the dystopian, literary sensibility […]