The New York Public Library has revealed the finalists for the 2015 Young Lions Fiction Award. We’ve created another literary mixtape linking to free samples of all the nominated novels. Here’s more from the press release: “The Young...Show More Summary
Writing a plea to a newly merged Big Five company.
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of YouTube star Hank Green reciting his original poem, “Grab It By The Testicle.” The video embedded above has drawn over 400,000 views. Green wrote this piece “for the collegeShow More Summary
Some works of fiction are so packed with characters that it is hard to keep track of every new person to enter the story. The Fictionary, a new online app that lets you create book-specific dictionaries for your favorite books, is hoping...Show More Summary
The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were revealed at a ceremony in New York today. “All the Light We Cannot See” (Scribner) by Anthony Doerr has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” (Henry...Show More Summary
PW’s Profile of 2015 Pulitzer Winner Anthony Doerr.
Do you like listening to audiobooks? Online reading community Goodreads wants to make it easier for readers to discover good audio books and the Amazon-owned site is integrating clips from Audible.com titles into its site. In the coming...Show More Summary
Author Neil Gaiman posted on Tumblr that he plans to devote the end of this year and the entirety of 2016 to a new writing project. In response to one fan’s question about whether or not he will produce “another novel a la Neverwhere/Stardust/AG/Anansi...Show More Summary
20th Century Fox has unveiled a new official trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot. The video embedded above offers glimpses of the villainous Dr. Doom (a.k.a. Victor Domashev). This film adaptation will hit theaters on August 7th. Click on these links to watch the teaser trailer and the international trailer. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
The cover for Patrick Ness’ forthcoming young adult novel, The Rest of Us Just Live, has been unveiled. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? According to EpicReads.com, the print edition will feature a jacket that glows in the dark. HarperCollins will release the book on October 10th.
New York Times reporter Mary Pilon‘s debut book, “The Monopolists: Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game,” (Bloomsbury) uncovers the secret history of the board game Monopoly. The book details the previously unknown...Show More Summary
Musician Nick Cave has written his first collection of poetry. In the past, Cave published two novels: And the Ass Saw the Angel (1989) and The Death of Bunny Munro (2010). Cave (pictured, via) composed the poems for The Sick Bag Song...Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Times hosted its 35th Annual Book Prizes ceremony over the weekend. Book critic David L. Ulin hosted the event at at the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium. Some of the presenters throughout the evening included Hope Larson, Aisha Saeed, and Matt Pearce. World’s End author T.C. Show More Summary
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the teaser trailer for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice adaptation. This movie, helmed by filmmaker Zack Snyder, will hit theaters on March 25, 2016. The video embedded above offers glimpses of stars Henry Cavill as Superman (a.k.a. Show More Summary
A party of tots at the intersection where library meets bookstore.
For nearly 20 years, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) has served as booksellers’ safety net, providing short-term financial support for booksellers (and their families) when they face an unexpected financial hardship.
Bestselling children’s author Mo Willems has written an email to help support the non-profit First Book, a charity that brings books to under-served kids. In the message, which went out today to First Book supporters, Williams asks recipients to donate money to the charity. Show More Summary
Tennessee joins Louisiana as a state that will not make The Bible its official book. Despite approval from the the House State Government committee and the House Calendar and Rules Committee, a bill to make the good book the official...Show More Summary
We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 12, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #8 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Residence:Show More Summary
Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, has been appointed as the new director of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. “We are delighted that Colin Bailey has agreed to become the new director of the Morgan,” stated Lawrence R. Show More Summary