2009 Judges

A.M. Homes  A.M. Homes is the author of the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short story collections The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know, and a travel book, Los Angeles: People, Places, and the Castle on the Hill. Her most recent book was her memoir, The Mistress's Daughter, a New York Times bestseller. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has published fiction and essays in the New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's, and the New York Times. She lives in New York City.

Carolyn Kellogg Carolyn Kellogg is a book critic, reporter and lead blogger for the Los Angeles Times book blog, Jacket Copy. She has been heard on NPR and seen on KTLA. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Pittsburgh. She lives in Los Angeles.

Bill KellyBill Kelly is an award-winning librarian with Ohio's Cuyahoga County Public Library. He is an expert on literary fiction and readers' advisory. He has presented numerous programs on reading and book-related topics and has appeared on local television and NPR to discuss books and authors. He lives in North Royalton, Ohio, with his wife Carolyn and their two daughters, Delaney and Anna.