Andrea Gillies’ KEEPER, published by Short Books, has won the inaugural Wellcome Trust Book Prize, an award worth £25,000.
The Wellcome Trust Book Prize is awarded to the finest fiction or non-fiction book of the year in which medicine (or medical science) is a central theme.
In KEEPER, Andrea Gillies writes about her decision to take on the full-time care of her mother-in-law, an Alzheimer’s sufferer. Jo Brand, chair of the judging panel, said: “Andrea Gillies’ account of living with Alzheimer’s is the perfect fusion of narrative with enough memorable science not to choke you. It’s a fantastic book—down to earth and darkly comic in places. The judges found it compelling.”
Alongside Jo Brand, who is a comedienne, author and former psychiatric nurse, the other judges were BBC science journalist Quentin Cooper; former Welsh National Poet and non-fiction writer Gwyneth Lewis; poet and medical historian Richard Barnett; and author, poet and medical professor Raymond Tallis.
The other shortlisted books were ‘Illness’ by Havi Carel (Acumen Publishing); ‘Tormented Hope’ by Brian Dillon (Penguin Ireland); ‘Intuition’ by Allegra Goodman (Atlantic Books); ‘Three Letter Plague’ by Jonny Steinberg (Random House/Vintage); and ‘Cutting for Stone’ by Abraham Verghese (Random House/Chatto).
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY
TO PUBLISH MEMOIR WITH THRESHOLD EDITIONS
NEW YORK, June 24, 2009 — Former Vice President Dick Cheney will publish his much-anticipated memoir with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Threshold Editions has acquired all world, serial, and electronic rights to the book, which will also be published as an audio book from Simon & Schuster Audio. Publication of the yet-to-be-titled work is expected in Spring 2011. Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn Reidy and Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly negotiated the agreement for the memoir.
Few Americans alive today can match the breadth of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s service as a statesman, policymaker, and politician. The former Vice President will collaborate with his daughter Liz Cheney, attorney and former State Department senior official, to offer his reflections on world affairs, American politics and campaigns, conservative ideology, and the critical events of our era.
“It has been a tremendous privilege to serve during some of the most interesting and challenging times, as well as with some of the most fascinating people, in American history,” said former Vice President Cheney. “I look forward to writing about these experiences for the first time.”
“For more than forty years, Dick Cheney served at the highest levels of government, and in sharing his unique perspective on the events he witnessed, it will become apparent to the reader why he was given positions of great responsibility by four different presidents,” said Carolyn Reidy. “His memoir will reveal not only his legendary grasp of the major issues we have faced and his command of the details of policy and politics, but also his abiding passion for our country. It promises to be a work of paramount interest no matter where you stand in the political spectrum.”
Louise Burke, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Threshold Editions, added, “I am thrilled Threshold will be publishing former Vice President Cheney’s book. We think his candid account of his many years of service to the country, much of it during the most pivotal events of our times, will be mandatory reading for anyone interested in recent history.” Threshold’s Editor in Chief, Mary Matalin, a former White House and Cheney advisor, noted, “the Cheney memoir will be the most important and unique political and policy treatise in a generation.”
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com
The Carnegie Medal and its sister award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, are awarded annually by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at BAFTA in central London on Thursday 25 June.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2009
BOYCE, FRANK COTTRELL COSMIC
Macmillan (Age range: 8+)
BROOKS, KEVIN BLACK RABBIT SUMMER
Puffin (Age range: 14+)
COLFER, EOIN AIRMAN 繁体版权已售出
Puffin (Age range: 9+)
DOWD, SIOBHAN BOG CHILD
David Fickling Books (Age range: 12+)
GRAY, KEITH OSTRICH BOYS
Definitions (Age range: 12+)
THOMPSON, KATE CREATURE OF THE NIGHT
Bodley Head (Age range: 14+)
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Robert Vuijsje wins the 2009 Golden Owl Literature Prize!
Robert Vuijsje’s debut Only proper people (Alleen maar nette mensen) has won the Golden Owl Literature Prize 2009, which comes with a substantial cash prize of € 50.000!
On top of that, the winner of the Libris Literature Award 2009 will be announced on Monday May 11th - Robert Vuijsje is up for winning this award as well!
This week the 9th print run of Only proper people will be available in the shops. Nijgh & Van Ditmar have also closed a deal with IDTV for the film rights of Only proper people.
THE MAN BOOKER
INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2009
Judges’ List Announced
14 authors have made it on to the Judges’ List of Contenders for the third Man Booker International Prize. The writers come from 12 countries and seven are writers in translation.
The Judges’ List was announced by the chair of judges, Jane Smiley, at a press conference held at The New York Public Library, today (Wednesday 18 March 2009).
The 14 authors on the list are:
Peter Carey (Australia)
– HIS ILLEGAL SELF 简体版权已售出 / 繁体：AVAILABLE
– THEFT:A LOVE STORY 简体版权已售出 / 繁体：AVAILABLE
– MY LIFE AS A FAKE 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
– OSCAR AND LUCINDA 《奥斯卡与露辛达》 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
Evan S. Connell (USA)
Mahasweta Devi (Bangladesh)
E.L. Doctorow (USA)
James Kelman (UK)
– KIERON SMITH, BOY 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)
Arnošt Lustig (Czechoslovakia)
Alice Munro (Canada)
V.S. Naipaul (Trinidad/India)
– LETTERS BETWEEN A FATHER AND SON (BETWEEN FATHER AND SON : FAMILY LETTERS) 简体版权已售出 繁体：AVAILABLE (到期可授)
– LITERARY OCCASIONS: ESSAYS 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
– IN A FREE STATE: A NOVEL 《自由国度》简体版权已售出 繁体中文：AVAILABLE (到期可授)
– HALF A LIFE 简体版权已售出 繁体中文：AVAILABLE(到期可授)
– THE WRITER AND THE WORLD 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
Joyce Carol Oates (USA)
– WHAT I LIVED FOR 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
– THE MUSEUM OF DR. MOSES: TALES OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
Antonio Tabucchi (Italy)
– TRISTANO MUORE 《嘻哈星球笔记》繁体版权已售出 简体：AVAILABLE
Ngugi Wa Thiong’O (Kenya)
Dubravka Ugresic (Croatia)
– IN THE JAWS OF LIFE 《生命的入口》简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
– MINISTRY OF PAIN 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
– FORDING THE STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS 简体/繁体：AVAILABLE
Ludmila Ulitskaya (Russia)
by NANCY HORAN
We are thrilled to announce that Loving Frank by Nancy Horan has won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians for outstanding historical fiction. Previous winners include Philip Roth and Thomas Mullen.
Here is a link for further information
Heaney wins David Cohen prize
The David Cohen Prize for Literature 2009 has been awarded to Irish poet Seamus Heaney. The prize, worth £40,000, was presented by the chair of judges and Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, at a ceremony hosted by the British Library.
Motion said: “The self-renewing force of his writing, and the sheer scale of his achievement make the award of the Cohen Prize an absolutely right and proper act of recognition.”
Heaney said: “Much about the David Cohen Prize makes it highly honorific: first of all there’s the list of the previous winners, a roll call of the best; there’s the fact that you don’t enter for it but are chosen from the wide field of your contemporaries; and then there’s the verification of that
reference to ‘lifetime achievement’ – a lovely reward when offered by a panel of such distinguished writers and readers.”
The biennial prize has previously been awarded to people including Harold Pinter, Doris Lessing, Beryl Bainbridge and Michael Holroyd.
The winner of the David Cohen Prize chooses the recipient of the Clarissa Luard Award, which is worth £12,500. Heaney chose to present this year’s Clarissa Luard Award to Poetry Aloud, an annual poetry speaking competition open to all post primary students in Ireland. The competition is run by the National Library in association with Poetry Ireland.
文学 小说类 诗歌
DISTRICT AND CIRCLE
Mark Wernham’s MARTIN MARTIN’S ON THE OTHER SIDE has been short-listed for this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award 2009, the UK’s premier prize for science fiction literature.
The award was established in 1987 with a grant from Arthur C. Clarke, best known for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and aims to showcase the strength and diversity of science fiction.
MARTIN MARTIN’S ON THE OTHER SIDE by MARK WERNHAM
WINTER STUDY: A NOVEL
by NEVADA BARR
这是一个寒冬的一月，帕克 瑞吉 安娜皮吉恩被送到苏必利尔湖的皇家岛去学习如何管理和熟习狼，因为她的家乡的落基山国家公园有可能很快迎来这群凶猛，邪恶的动物。她和一个著名的狼研究小组著在岛上的工棚里，还有两个国土安全局的科学家。他们全程监督这一研究，希望每个冬天可以开放这个公园，这样就有效地结束了长达五十年的研究，那么就可以派遣人员过来，驻守这段与加拿大的过境交界处。但是，安娜来后不久，一直处于观察之中的狼群突然行为异常起来。他们发现巨型的狼抓印，安娜从侦察机上发现了巨型狼的踪迹。同时狼的粪便中检测到外星球的DNA，小组成员推测一种狼/狗的混血物种出现在岛上。当一名女同伴遭到野蛮的袭击时，安娜也感到危险正悄悄地逼近自己。曾经美好，幽静，田园般的乐园怪事不断，笼罩在异乎寻常的潜在危险之中。孤身一人在岛上，没有电，没有自来水，温度昼夜在零度左右徘徊，安娜不仅是在为狼群而战斗，更是为了自己的生存而拼搏。跌宕起伏，扣人心弦的故事情节，丰满的人物形象，华丽的文笔是内华达巴尔的特色。《冬日里的研究》是巴尔最具代表性的作品，再度证明她是“一位从给各方面来说名副其实的作家。”（《丹佛邮报》）
Marilyn Stasio of the New York Times Book Review picks her “Notable Crime Fiction of 2008” titles.
Among the 19 titles selected is WINTER STUDY by Nevada Barr.
“My pick for the crime novel with the bleakest setting is Nevada Barr’s WINTER STUDY (Putnam, $24.95). This rugged environmental mystery, which unfolds in the middle of a blizzard, finds a ranger working on a research project at Isle Royale National Park, on the Canadian border, where a killer is hunting along with the wolves.”
by JED MERCURIO
本书的主人公是身为人父并拥有高层职位的美国公民。和上述的好色之徒相比，又显得有些特别，他正是美国第35届总统John Fitzgerald Kennedy。
“从未读过如此印象深刻的佳作，让人铭记在心！”——The Daily Telegraph
“一部过目难忘的优秀作品！反映人与‘机器’相互间的角色转换，透着一股冷暴力。作者用带有少年理想主义色彩的笔锋刻画迷失在广阔宇宙中变得脆弱不堪的他们。”——The Sunday Herald