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Ruth Ozeki has won the 2014 Medici Book Club Prize for A Tale for the Time Being. The prize aims to recognize “a distinguished work of fiction that has inspired thoughtful conversation and contributed to a deeper understanding of the human experience" and will be awarded on October 18th. A Tale for the Time Being previously won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the NBCC Prize in Fiction, and the Man Booker Prize.
New York Times bestseller and Pen Faulkner Award Winner Karen Joy Fowler is one of four American authors included on the list for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. This is the first year in which American authors have been eligible for the award. A shortlist will be announced on September 9th, and the winner will be announced on October 14th. Read the full long-list here.

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This Tuesday, July 15th, it was announced that Moyers & Company was nominated for an Emmy in the "Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis" category for their hour-long interview with Blue Rider Press author Mark Leibovich. In the episode, called “Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington,” host Bill Moyers spoke with Leibovich about his New York Times bestseller, This Town, and politics in the nation’s capital. Moyers instructed: “Whatever you’re doing these last days of summer. Stop. Take some time, and read this book. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and by the last page I think you’ll be ready for the revolution.” The episode originally aired August 23-25, 2013.  The trade paperback of This Town went on-sale May 29, 2014 and, once again, caught the attention of major media. “You should buy his new paperback edition, which is out this week with a new afterword…It’s as brilliantly reported and sharply written and fun as everyone says it is,” said Time.com.  Watch “Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington” here.  The 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards honors programming distributed during the calendar year 2013. The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. The event will be attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. More information can be found here.
Tarcher Books returned from this year’s International New Age Trade Show with a 2014 COVR award!  Whole Health by Mark Mincolla, Ph.D., one of four Tarcher titles chosen as 2014 finalists, took home a COVR award in the Health/Healing category. The Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) is a non-profit trade organization that looks to facilitate and support businesses in the New Age Industry. Each year, they host the COVR awards, the premiere awards for books in the Mind/Body/Spirit category. These awards go to those who inspire and are seen as the best of the best in the New Age industry. In the award winning Whole HealthA Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st Century, natural health practitioner Mark Mincolla, Ph.D. responds to today’s heavily medicated healthcare practices with a health system that doesn’t just keep us alive but shows us a better way to live. His innovative Whole Health healing system–shared with thousands of Americans each week through his popular television, radio, and seminar appearances—combines classic Chinese medicine, personalized nutrition, and extrasensory energy medicine, a truly holistic East-West approach.
British historian and author Antony Beevor is the winner of the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. Beevor will receive the coveted $100,000 literature award at the Museum & Library’s annual gala in Chicago on November 8. The Pritzker Literature Award, which includes a medallion, citation, and $100,000 honorarium, recognizes and honors the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of military history. First awarded to historian James McPherson in 2007, it has since become one of the most prestigious literary prizes of its kind. “Winning this award is, for me, the greatest honor imaginable—partly because of the reputation of the prize, but also because on the panel of judges are some of the historians that I admire most in the world,” Beevor said. “It may be for lifetime achievement, which has a retrospective air in some ways, but I think the wonderful idea is that it is the greatest carrot imaginable to push you forward and keep you writing.” Beevor, a distinguished Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society of Literature and former officer of the British Army’s 11th Hussars, has published four novels and 10 books of nonfiction, including The Fall of Berlin 1945, D-Day – The Battle for Normandy, and, most recently, Crete 1941—The Battle and the Resistance (Penguin, 6/24). “The committee was unanimous in recommending Antony Beevor as this year’s recipient,” said Pritzker Literature Award Screening Committee chairman John W. Rowe. “Mr. Beevor is at the height of his powers as a military historian, and he is a wonderful representative of the tradition the Museum & Library has established with the previous recipients. Colonel Pritzker has done something very special with this prestigious award.” To learn more about the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award, visit www.pritzkermilitary.org/literature-award.
Penguin Random House author Juan Gabriel Vásquez has won the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin literary award for The Sound of Things Falling, The IMPAC judges called it a “consummate literary thriller that resonates long after the final page,” also saying in the award citation, “Through a masterly command of layered time periods, spiraling mysteries and a noir palette, it reveals how intimate lives are overshadowed by history; how the past preys on the present; and how the fate of individuals as well as countries is molded by distant, or covert, events.”
Vásquez said winning this prize was “a great honor,” and he was particularly thrilled since past winners of the IMPAC award include author Javier Marías, who had greatly influenced his writing. The Sound of Things Falling, set in the dangerous world of the Colombian drug trade, was published in hardcover by Riverhead Books last August, with the Riverhead trade paperback edition going on sale June 3, 2014.
New York Times-bestselling debut author Joël Dicker kicked off his 8-city tour for his #1 international bestseller,The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, during BEA week with a great launch event at NYC’s Barnes & Noble Upper West Side.  Dicker visited City Lit Books in Chicago and Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee last week, effortlessly charming his audiences. This week, he completes his tour with stops in Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Houston. Read an excerpt from The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Daniel James Brown has delighted standing-room-only audiences across the country with his tour for the paperback edition of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Penguin),  #2 on The New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list for 2 weeks running. In California, he posed with four women from the San Diego Rowing Club Women’s Varsity Quad, on their way to the national championships. Read an excerpt from The Boys in the Boat
John Sandford’s 24th Prey novel, Field of Prey, debuts at #2 on three New York Times bestseller lists this week: the hardcover fiction list, the eBook fiction list, and the combined print & eBook list. Sandford attracted standing-room-only crowds at every stop of his one-week tour. He visited Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale on publication day (5/6), then had three events in the Minneapolis area, and ended the tour in Santa Fe, his home town, on Monday (5/12). Booklist’s starred review of Field of Prey raved, “As always, Sandford and Lucas are superb” and more coverage is expected in The Huffington PostRichmond Times Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miami Herald, Ft. Worth Star Telegram, and the Kansas City Star. Read an excerpt from Field of Prey
This past weekend, cozy mystery fans, authors, and publishers came together for the 26th Malice Domestic Convention in Bethesda, Maryland, where the Berkley Prime Crime and Obsidian imprints were proudly represented.  Berkley Prime Crime turned 20 this year and Earlene Fowler, who celebrated her 20th anniversary with the imprint, was the toastmaster of the Agatha Awards on Saturday night. Fellow Berkley Prime Crime author Leslie Budewitz won Best First Novel for Death al Dente (Berkley, 8/6/13). Congratulations to Leslie, her editor Faith Black, and the rest of the Berkley Prime Crime team!