The Point Is: New & Newsy Books

Here’s the first in our regularly irregular roundup of what we’ve been hearing and reading about what to read.

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The Best History Books of January

January was a great month for nonfiction. Here's a sampling of some of our favorites from this month.

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Announcing the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees

The 2016 Philip K. Dick Award nominees were announced today.

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2016 Children's Book Award Winners

The announcement of the American Library Association's children's book awards may not sound that exciting but believe me, it is. These are the oldest and most respected of them all, and this morning we found out this year's winners...

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2016 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

The first graphic novelist to be selected for this very prestigious appointment, Gene Luen Yang will be taking the reins from Kate DiCamillo as the 2016-2017...

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PEN Literary Award Longlists

Announcing the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Longlists

Celebrating the finest in fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, and poetry, the PEN Literary Awards are clearly the most all-encompassing in America. The finalists will be announced on February 2, and the winner on...

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Witty and Clever Books for "Pride and Prejudice" Fans

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a true Jane Austen fan can never have enough books by, about, or inspired by Jane Austen—especially if those books are related to Pride and Prejudice. While Pride and Prejudice was initially published...

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Between the World and Me

The Winners of the 2015 National Book Awards

The 2015 National Book Awards presentation in New York was a packed affair, better attended than in recent years and elegant as always in the old Wall Street bank that is now Cipriani. There were no overtly political speeches about...

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The Long Odyssey from Book to Screen for Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle”

Philip K. Dick’s daughter and show executive producer Isa Dick Hackett talks with the Amazon Book Review about the nine-year struggle to get the show made, fans’ reactions to the pilot episode, and the differences that readers can expect between book and show.

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Book Sculptures are Amazing

I was thinking about doing a post about book sculptures (because they are amazing), so I started poking around the internet...

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