Fresh Lit 2015! New & Forthcoming Literary Fiction For Readers & Book Groups

Event Information
Event Type
Continuing Education - Webinar
Event Category
Collection Development
Customer Service
Professional/Personal Development
CEU Hours
Free of charge
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Target Audience

ALL library staff working in Reader's Advisory, Reference and Programming



2015 has been a great year for literary fiction, and there’s more coming in early 2016! The big names, like Jonathan Franzen, Geraldine Brooks, and Margaret Atwood, as well as many recent popular favorite authors from the last few years have all published--or will shortly publish--new novels. Since you can’t read ‘em all, join Roz Reisner to get a taste of which ones will appeal to your mainstream and midlist fiction patrons based on their appeal characteristics. Share ideas for publisher imprints and small presses to watch, awards to track, and print and online resources for keeping up.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recommend current and forthcoming literary fiction to your Readers’ Advisory patrons;

  • Identify and use print and online resources for staying abreast of new and upcoming titles.

  • Learn which small presses are publishing interesting, award-winning, literary fiction.

This 90-minute webinar will include a 60-minute presentation and 30 minutes for Q&A, as well as an interactive portion about resources and keeping up with new and forthcoming titles. 

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