Ruth Ozeki, author of the award-winning and critically acclaimed novel A Tale For The Time Being
was awarded the 2015 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in Creative Writing: Prose.
The subcommittee wrote: “Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale For The Time Being
is a beautiful contradiction of a novel–as expansive as the Pacific in its geographic and temporal scope, yet as finely textured as the quantum entanglements that link the lives of its two central characters. The novel deftly interweaves the perspectives of Nao, a teenage girl in Tokyo by way of Sunnyvale, and Ruth, a novelist in British Columbia by way of New York. Alternating and overlapping in their roles as readers, narrators, and dreamers, Ruth and Nao reflect upon an array of questions: the uncertain nature of being in time; isolation and communication; bullying and suicide; ecological disaster and automated warfare; memories of the past and the experience of the present. These questions may seem arbitrary when presented as a mere list, yet in Ozeki’s hands they are anything but—the novel unfolds at the pace of life, building its connections, one moment at a time. It is a stunning achievement.”
This award will be presented to Ozeki at the 2015 Association for Asian American Studies Awards Reception on the evening of April 25 in Evanston, Illinois. More information can be found at: http://aaastudies.org/
by Kevin Fong is named a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
, which celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The awards committee writes: "Fong’s strong narrative voice and his belief that medical discovery is akin to extreme geographical exploration bring the reader fully into a discussion of science, medical practice, and innovation. He offers compelling stories of doctors and patients that include just enough detail to contextualize and educate without overwhelming. His passion for his work as a doctor and his clear compassion for the ill (or harmed) shows in every case he describes. His curiosity taps the reader’s curiosity. And, more than anything else, the unanswered questions invite young readers into the challenge of charting the future path of medicine." Winners will be announced in January 2015.
The National Book Foundation has announced its 9th annual “5 Under 35”
honorees and three of the authors are published by Penguin Publishing Group imprints:
View the complete list of 2014 honorees here
This year’s “5 Under 35” authors will be honored at the National Book Awards Week party in DUMBO, Brooklyn on Monday, November 17. The event will be hosted by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, musical director for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. New Yorker editor Ben Greenman will moderate a conversation with the authors and serve as the evening’s Guest DJ. Riverhead’s Rosie Schaap, author of Drinking with Men: A Memoir
, is the Guest Bartender.
The “5 Under 35” program annually honors five young fiction writers selected by past National Book Award winners and finalists. Since 2006, the program has championed a rising generation of writers, including Penguin Random House authors Danielle Evans, Keith Gessen, Nam Le, Dinaw Mengestu, Téa Obreht, Karen Russell, Merritt Tierce, Claire Vaye Watkins, Tiphanie Yanique and Paul Yu.
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
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 Health
: A 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
“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.