Last Week’s Top Reviews

The most-read reviews on last week were...

Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over Truth

Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved

Before We Were Yours

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions

Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Lisa Halliday, author of Asymmetry, picks 10 essential novels about novelists.

Children’s Bookshelf

This year’s Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz winners talk about getting the call telling them they’d won.

BookLife Report

Can Instagram make poetry sell again?

Global Rights Report

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.


Week Ahead

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.

More to Come

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.

PW Radio

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.