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Matthew Desmond (left) and Colson Whitehead (right)

On June 24, 2017 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, librarians, publishers, ALA Leaders and readers alike gathered at the Hilton Chicago to witness a night of literary history. Sara Paretsky, famed novelist of the “V.I. Warshawski” mystery series and Chicago local was the featured speaker of the ceremony and gave a powerful…(Read More)

“The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, published by Crown, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie…(Read More)

All entries submitted before midnight on January 18, will be entered in a random drawing to receive a copy of Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad.” If you haven’t yet had the chance to read the book, you may want to check out the Booklist interview with Colson Whitehead or respond to this quote…(Read More)

Booklist Webinar on January 10, Featuring 2017 authors of Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Booklist Adult Books editor and Carnegie committee chair Donna Seaman presents the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Authors include, for fiction, Michael Chabon (Moonglow), Zadie Smith (Swing Time), and Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad); and, for nonfiction, Patricia Bell-Scott (The Firebrand and the First Lady), Matthew Desmond (Evicted), and…(Read More)

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