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- A Conversation about the Coretta Scott King Book Awards August 20, 2019What’s changed in the 50 years since librarians Glyndon Flynt and Mabel McKissick first thought of the CSK Book Awards at the 1969 ALA Annual Conference? How have the awards impacted children’s publishing in the years since? Jacqueline Woodson: One thing, just now walking through the convention center, we saw all of these books written … Continue reading A C […]Phil Morehart
- Newsmaker: Linda Holmes August 1, 2019Holmes recently spoke with American Libraries about her fiction favorites, the breadth of the romance genre, and why librarians are the original influencers. Tell me about your relationship with books and reading. Where does fiction fit in your personal pop-culture landscape? When I was a teenager I read a ton of big, heavy commercial fiction, … Continue rea […]Sallyann Price
- Newsmaker: Mariana Atencio July 26, 2019What were you reading growing up in Venezuela? Who were your literary heroes? Isabel Allende, La casa de los espíritus (The House of the Spirits). Growing up, her novels were like the universe. She’s from Chile originally—she escaped the dictatorship and found a home in Venezuela. There’s a character in the book called Clara because … Continue reading Newsma […]Diana Panuncial
- Newsmaker: Mo Rocca July 24, 2019In your podcast Mobituaries, you exhume little-known facts about both relatively unknown and iconic people and events. How do you go about picking a story that you’d like to pursue? I pursue stories about people and things that interest me. There are people who had obituaries the first time around when they actually died, but … Continue reading Newsmaker: Mo […]Diana Panuncial
- A Conversation about the Coretta Scott King Book Awards August 20, 2019
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- Will this be the last generation to have bodies that are familiar to us? | Susie OrbachJawbone shaving, gene therapy cosmetics, robotics ... What will our bodies be like in the future, asks Susie OrbachThere’s a war going on over our bodies. There are unexpected players and uncertain outcomes. As in any war, resources go from one side to the other. As in any war, the ideologies that are involved make the players and the playing field fuzzy: so […]Susie Orbach
- Address Unknown: the great, forgotten anti-Nazi book everyone must readFirst published in 1938, US author Kathrine Kressmann Taylor’s forgotten classic is a devastating work of political fiction that still resonates todaySome of the largest themes have been addressed in the shortest books. That is especially true in the realm of what might be called political fiction. The single best evocation of communism – and especially the […]Jonathan Freedland
- The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundupThe Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz; The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell; Take It Back by Kia Abdullah; The Sinner by Martyn Waites; Call Him Mine by Tim MacGabhann and The Case of the Wandering Scholar by Kate SaundersThe Girl Who Lived Twice (MacLehose, £20, translated from Swedish by George Goulding) is the third instalment in David Lagercrantz’s […]Laura Wilson
- Will this be the last generation to have bodies that are familiar to us? | Susie Orbach
- 'This Program Makes It Even Easier to Make Deepfakes' by Samantha ColeSamantha Cole writes for VICE, "A new method for making deepfakes creates realistic face-swapped videos in real-time, no lengthy training needed."
- 'Dorm Food: Delivery Robots Coming to 100 College Campuses' by Greg NicholsGreg Nichols writes the following for ZDNet: "The robot delivery wars are officially shifting into hyper-drive. Today, Starship Technologies, which makes a six-wheeled bot for autonomous delivery, is announcing $40 million in Series A funding."
- Choice Rolls Out White Paper on the Importance of Marketing for Academic LibrariesChoice, a publishing unit of ACRL, released a white paper, "Implementing Marketing Plans in the Academic Library: Rules, Roles & Definition" (registration required).
- 'This Program Makes It Even Easier to Make Deepfakes' by Samantha Cole