Al Woodworth
Al Woodworth
Al has spent more than ten years in the book industry, championing authors and their work — and can’t get enough of it. She made her publishing debut at the age of six, before self-publishing was a thing. She’s never without a book or four in her bag and is happiest reading literary fiction, especially sprawling stories that cross generations and countries. She lives in Brooklyn.

Recent posts by Al

7 Novels to transport you to New York City

Beloved books that conjure the city that never sleeps.

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Celebrity picks: Louise Penny's favorite reads of 2019

The masterful suspense writer shares what she's loved this year - including books that will make us feel gutsy and give us a reason to sit around the table together. 

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The Best Memoirs and Biographies of 2019

Our favorites of the year...

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Weekend Reading

This weekend editors are reading nonfiction set in Antarctica and mental hospitals, a novel in the Midwest, a brand new book in a beloved and bestselling YA series, and a mystery or two.

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Celebrity picks: Elton John's favorite reads of 2019

Elton John gave readers a front seat to his concerts, his highs, his lows, and his family and friends in his memoir "Me," so we caught up with the legend to hear about his favorite reads of the year.

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Amazon First Reads November

Check out this month's offerings from Amazon First Reads - page-turning thrillers and true-story thrillers, a picture book about color, one man's journey into America's National Parks, and so much more.

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Kevin Wilson on spontaneous human combustion, parenting, and his new novel

"Nothing to See Here" follows a young woman who is tasked with the seemingly impossible: caring for children who spontaneously burst into flames. It's funny, big-hearted, and an absolute joy to read. We caught up with Kevin Wilson to talk about the inspiration for the novel, parenting, and the world we live in today.

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André Aciman on returning to first loves a decade later in his new novel

In our interview with the bestselling author, André Aciman, we talk about the obsession of love, his new novel, the movie version of his book, Italy, music, what he's reading now, and much more.

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Talking to Carly Simon about her friendship with Jackie O.

We talk to Carly Simon about what it was like to be friends with Jackie O, the music they listened to, her favorite memory and more.

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Weekend Reading

Here are some of the books that we'll be reading in the coming days.

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A conversation with the lovely Julie Andrews

Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.

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Amazon First Reads for October

This month's selections include feel good rom-coms, domestic thrillers, haunting mysteries, and more.

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Take me out to the ballgame! Six baseball novels to read in the postseason

Here are a few novels to fuel your excitement for the last few weeks of baseball.

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National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35

The 2019 list of five debut writers who made their mark before turning 35.

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The Longlist: 2019 National Book Award for Fiction

Drumroll, please...and the 10 books of fiction longlisted for this year's award are...

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Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking

Authors

Interviews Guest Essays Celebrity Picks

News + Features

News Features Awards Podcast

Editors

Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

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