Herman M. Schwartz維吉尼亞大學政治學教授。曾出版《States vs. Markets: The Emergence of a Global Economy》(簡體已出版)與《In the Dominions of Debt》。
“This stunning book is undoubtedly one of the most important and innovatory studies of American power.”–Ronen Palan,
“Subprime Nation makes it clear why we need the field of International Political Economy. Only someone with Herman M. Schwartz’s breadth of historical knowledge and familiarity with the intricacies of international financial flows and the contextually specific motivations of political leaders in a dozen countries could have developed such a convincing explanation of the current global economic crisis. Ultimately, it is a story about power: about power that United States (perhaps unexpectedly) held until 2008, and about the power of those, around the world, who benefited from the peculiar global economy of the 1990s, and who, Schwartz worries, may not be willing to give up their advantages that must be given up for the crisis to end.”–Craig N. Murphy, M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations,
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).