Jason Mott's Hell of a Book took home the National Book Award fiction prize and Tiya Miles won the nonfiction prize for All that She Carried: The Journey of Ashely's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake. The winners were announced during a virtual ceremony Wednesday evening. Hell of a Boo...Read More
Library Closed Monday
All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, December 6 for a staff training day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, December 7.
The Promise, by Damon Galgut, was named the winner of the 2021 Booker Prize in London this afternoon. His novel follows the life of three South African siblings reunited over the course of three decades by four different funerals, all while the turmoil of their nation reflects on their own lives. ...Read More
The National Book Award has release the finalists for their annual awards. Each year, the National Book Foundation receives hundreds of nominations, narrowing down the list to ten, and then five, in several different categories. To be eligible, a book must have been published between December 1 of l...Read More
The Booker Prize has announced six books that have made their 2021 shortlist. Four writers are finalists for the first time, including Patricia Lockwood making her debut with a debut novel, while Richard Powers and Damon Galgut return as finalists for their respective novels. The Booker Pri...Read More
Susana Clarke has won the 2021 Women's Prize for fiction for her novel Piranesi! The fantasy novel is just her second book, published sixteen years after her acclaimed debut Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. The Women's Prize for Fiction began in 1992, in the aftermath of a 1991 Booke...Read More
As the weather begins to cool this fall, the inclination to curl up with a book increase. Thankfully, there are tons of great new books this fall to spend all day reading. We’ve highlighted a few below – be sure to get your holds in for these! Don't forget to check out our Popular Page to see what e...Read More