1. ALA announced its shortlist for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction on Monday, April 22nd, naming three nominees each in fiction and nonfiction. The winner will be announced at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago on June 30th. Founded in 2012, the award is co-sponsored by Booklist and ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Last year’s inaugural prizes went to Man Booker Award-winner Anne Enright for her novel The Forgotten Waltz and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie for his biography of Catherine the Great. The nominees this year are similarly well-established: none wants for awards or accolades.

    — Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction Shortlist Announced | Library Journal by 

  2. “It’s a story about a reader and a writer. So I suppose you could say it’s a love story. All stories about readers and writers are love stories.”—Ruth Ozeki

    “It’s a story about a reader and a writer. So I suppose you could say it’s a love story. All stories about readers and writers are love stories.”—Ruth Ozeki