Last Week’s Top Reviews
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Lisa Halliday, author of Asymmetry, picks 10 essential novels about novelists.
This year’s Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz winners talk about getting the call telling them they’d won.
Can Instagram make poetry sell again?
Last week’s hot books included a new thriller series from Sweden that has seen a flurry of sales, and a Polish thriller that sold world English rights.
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese discusses the latest budget proposal from the Trump administration, which once again seeks to eliminate all federal library funding, as well as the NEA and the NEH.
Last week’s show celebrates African-American history: Calvin Reid interviews Joel Christian Gill, creator of Strange Fruit, a selection of short comics. In addition, there are excerpts from the archive: Heidi MacDonald interviews novelist/comics writer John Ridley, and Reid speaks with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about writing comics and with Andrew Aydin (coauthor of the March trilogy), about a 1950s comic on the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.
Debut author Tomi Adeyemi discusses Children of Blood and Bone, kicking off a YA fantasy series inspired by West African mythology, as well as her path to publication.
Apricot Irving discusses her new memoir, The Gospel of Trees. And PW associate news editor John Maher explores harassment in the children’s book industry.
A bookseller’s musings on this year’s children’s book awards.