BookExpo Adult Editors’ Buzz

BookExpo Adult Editors’ Buzz

05/31/2017, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 1E 12/13/14


The prestigious BookExpo 2017 Adult Book Editors' Buzz Panel program names the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in 2017. Over the past years, BookExpo’s Editors’ Buzz program has had a tremendous track record of predicting the coming year’s hottest books. Last year’s selections included breakthrough books such as: Another Day in the Death of America, by Gary Younage; Darktown, by Thomas Mullen; Caraval, by Stephanie Garber; Thieving Weasels, by Billy Taylor; Gertie’s Leap to Greatness, by Kate Beasley; and The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes, by Wade Albert White. In addition, over the past three years, the program has selected nine books that made it onto The New York Times Best Sellers list. 

The selection process was made by three separate committees of booksellers, librarians and other industry professionals. The thoughtful debates within the selection process are designed to achieve the widest possible consensus. The Buzz Panel presentations, which feature book editors discussing the individual selections, will be supplemented with an Author Stage appearance for the chosen authors.

The finalists:

Unraveling Oliver

Liz Nugent

Scout press

Publication Date: August 22, 2017


Stay With Me

Ayobami Adebayo

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: August 22, 2017


My Absolute Darling

Gabriel Tallent

Riverhead Books

Publication Date: August 29, 2017


The World of Tomorrow

Brendan Mathews

Little Brown and Company

Publication Date: September 5, 2017


The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin


Publication Date: January 9, 2018


The Woman in the Window

A.J. Finn

William Morrow

Publication Date: January 23, 2018



Annie Philbrick is the owner of two fine independent bookstores, Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut and Savoy Bookshop & Café in Westerly, Rhode Island. She serves on the board of the American Booksellers Association, has twice chaired the ABA’s Indies Introduce program that highlights debut authors, and last year was a judge for the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Fiction.  Annie lives in Stonington CT halfway between both stores.


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