2017 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

Kirkus names its picks for the best fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' books among those that gained starred Kirkus reviews this year.

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Hey There, You're Lookin' Kinda QWERTY

Explore Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing, Anthony Casillo's ode to the beauty and strangeness of these contraptions from a not-so-distant era.

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When Doing Your Job Means Risking Your Life

These three women put everything on the line to report from abroad.

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2017 Man Booker Prize goes to George Saunders

One of the world's most prestigious literary awards, the UK's Man Booker Prize, has been awarded to the American author George Saunders for his first novel Lincoln in the Bardo. The book was selected from a shortlist composed mostly of...

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A Former Writer for this Blog has a Movie Coming Out

We couldn't have been happier for Jeff VanderMeer. Until now.

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Dan Brown's New Novel "Origin" - Prologue and Chapter One

Dan Brown's next thriller Origin will be published on October 3rd, and he's writing at the peak of his talents in this one. Read the prologue and first chapter here.

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Behind a Great Cover: Gabriel Tallent's "My Absolute Darling"

Riverhead Books' art director, Helen Yentus, talks about the challenges of designing a cover for Gabriel Tallent's debut novel.

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This Week in Books

Princess Diana’s legacy lives on, Mark Wahlberg gets paid and Malala heads to Oxford in this week's rundown of the books behind the headlines.

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Washington State Book Award Finalists Announced

We always pay attention to the Washington State Book Awards, organized by The Washington Center for the Book.

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This Week in Books

The sun goes dark, Trump faces fallout, and Taylor Swift gets a win in this week's rundown of the books behind the headlines.

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