Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with literary fiction? Whether your readers are fans of ensemble stories or stylistically complex, unconventional novels — let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best literary fiction has to offer your readers — from facing racism to suburban malaise. 

Join as they cover: 

  • Why readers choose literary fiction  
  • History of literary fiction  
  • Classics, new titles/authors to watch, and awards to know   
  • Subgenres and crossovers 
  • NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more 

Stephen Sposato is the manager of Content Curation at Chicago Public Library, overseeing selection and readers' advisory. He has over fifteen years of experience in collection development and readers’ advisory. He has written for Library Journal as a reviewer and as a contributor to the Reader's Shelf column. He has provided extensive RA training, given presentations at BookExpo, the Illinois Library Association, and the American Library Association, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for LibraryReads. He enjoys reading a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @stephensposato 

Jessica Lin is an Engagement Specialist at NoveList and previously worked as a Technical Support Representative. Before working at NoveList, Jessica was a high school English teacher for five years, building up her classroom library and giving daily book talks to her students. She currently facilitates a book club that focuses on reading authors of color. In her spare time, she likes to write and walk, and she keeps a kite in her car in case of windy days!  

Moderator Halle Eisenman leads the Editorial Content Team which oversees the creation of the lists, articles, book discussion guides, and all the other amazing and informative content you can find in NoveList. Before working at NoveList, she spent a dozen years working for a public library system in a variety of roles, but no matter what her job title, her favorite part of any day was suggesting books to patrons. When not at work, Halle can often be found walking her dogs (they get lots of exercise when she’s listening to a particularly riveting audiobook), binge-watching TV shows aimed at teenagers, baking, or sitting on her back porch with a book. She is currently serving on the RUSA CODES Reading List Council.  

Lori Reed is the Marketing Specialist for NoveList. She is currently reading Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer.