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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dorothy Tarpley's Book Club (2010-11)

2011 Reading List
The lacuna by barbara kingsolver
Cutting for stone by abraham verghese -- already on my tbr
The art of racing in the rain by garth stein
The hummingbird’s daughter by luis alberto urrea --added to my tbr
River of doubt by candace millard -- already on tbr, author's first name actually spelled Candice
The beekeeper’s apprentice by laurie r. king  --already on my tbr
A reliable wife by robert goolrick
The 19th wife by david ebershoff -- already on tbr
Secrets of eden by chris bohjalian
Empire of the summer moon by s.c. gwynne

2010 Reading List
jan. 19    the devil in the white city by erik larson -- already on my TBR (to be read) list
feb. 16    sky burial by xinran xinran -- added to TBR list
mar. 16    the end of manners by francesca marciano -- added to TBR list
apr. 20    the rising tide by john m. barry -- added to TBR list
may 18    plain sense of things by pamela joern -- added to TBR list
june 22    the 11th man by ivan doig -- added to TBR list
july 20        the help by kathryn stockett -- already on my TBR list, highly recommended
aug. 17    return to rocky top by jean campion (local Durango author), also added Minta Forever
sept. 21    tale of two cities by charles dickens -- read long ago, just finished Little Dorrit which I loved
oct. 19    half broke horses by jeanette walls already on my TBR list, local AZ interest (author's first name actually has two n's = Jeannette)
nov. 16    the big burn by timothy egan -- added to TBR list, really liked Egan's Worst Hard Time

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature (2002-2010)

From Waverley Council accessed 12/21/10

Award previously called Westfield Waverley Library Awards for Literature (2002-07)

The Award was established in 2002, with the support of Westfield Bondi Junction as its major sponsor, and the Friends of Waverley Library (FOWL). Recognising excellence in research in the creation of literary works, the Award has been won by some of our finest writers, including Gideon Haigh, Helen Garner, Geoffrey Blainey, Christopher Koch and Robert Gray.

Following Westfield's withdrawal of sponsorship in 2008, Copyright Agency Limited (CAL), agreed to provide $80000 over three years to ensure the continuation of the Award whilst Council looks for an alternative corporate sponsor. Now know as 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature, the Award offers a highly competitive main prize of $20,000. In addition, each of the 6 finalists receive the Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize, named after one of Australia's most distinguished playwrights who lived in Waverley, and contributed significantly to the Award's success, prior to his untimely death in 2006.

2010 Winner
Andrew Tink. William Charles Wentworth: Australia's greatest native son

2010 Finalists
Vital Signs: Stories from Intensive Care, Ken Hillman, UNSW Press
ƒBreaking News: The Golden Age of Graham Perkin, Ben Hills, Scribe
ƒShoes for the Moscow Circus, Leta Keens, Murdoch Books
ƒCapital, by Kristin Otto, Text Publishing
ƒThe March of the Patriots, Paul Kelly, University of Melbourne Press

2009 Winner
Robert Gray The Land I Came Through Last

2009 Finalists
Greg de Moore Tom Will
David Kilcullen The Accidental Guerrilla
Marina Larsson Shattered Anzacs
David Levell Tour to Hell
John McDonald Art of Australia

2010 Winner
Christopher Koch The Memory Room

2008 Finalists
Waleed Aly People Like Us
Paul Ham Vietnam: The Australian War
Catherine Jinks The Dark Mountain
Kathy Marks Pitcairn: Paradise Lost
Babette Smith Australia’s Birthstain

John Bailey Mr Stuart’s Track [Macmillan]
Sarah Benjamin A Castle in Tuscany [Pier 9/Murdoch]
Les Carlyon The Great War [Macmillian]
David Hill The Forgotten Children [Random House]
Barry Jones A Thinking Reed [Allen & Unwin]
Alice Pung Unpolished Gem [Black Inc]

John Bailey Mr Stuart’s Track [Macmillan]

Gideon Haigh Asbestos House [Scribe Publications]
Malcolm Knox Secrets of the Jury Room [Random House]
Anne Manne Motherhood [Allen & Unwin]
Meg Stewart Margaret Olley [Random House]
Gerald Stone 1932 [Pan Macmillan]
Brenda Walker The Wing of Night [Penguin/ Viking]

Gideon Haigh Asbestos House [Scribe Publications]

Robert Dessaix Twighlight of Love [Picador/Pan Macmillan]
Tim Flannery Country [Text Publishing]
Helen Garner Joe Cinque’s Consolation [Picador/Pan Macmillan]
Paul Ham Kokoda [HarperCollins]
Susan Johnson The Broken Book [Allen & Unwin]
Alasdair McGregor Frank Hurley [Penguin/Viking]

Helen Garner Joe Cinque’s Consolation [Picador/Pan Macmillan]

Inga Glendinnen Dancing with Strangers [Text Publishing]
Chester Porter Walking on Water: A Life in the Law [Random House]
James Woodford The Dog Fence [Text Publishing]
Geoffrey Blainey Black Kettle and Full Moon [Penguin Group]
Gabrielle Lord Lethal Factor [Hodder Headline]
Li Cunxin Mao's Last Dancer [Penguin Group]

Geoffrey Blainey Black Kettle and Full Moon [Penguin Group]

Michelle Arrow Upstaged [Currency Press]
Barry Hill Broken Song [Knopf]
David Metzenthen Boys of Blood and Bone [Penguin]
Gaby Naher The Truth About My Fathers [Random House]
Nicolas Rothwell Wings of the Kite-Hawk [Picador]
Margaret Simons Meeting of the Waters [Hodder]

Barry Hill Broken Song [Knopf]

Geraldine Brooks Year of Wonders [Fourth Estate]
Gideon Haigh The Big Ship [Text Publishing]
Ian Hancock John Gorton-He Did it His Way [Hodder Headline]
Tim Low The New Nature [Viking]
Brenda Niall The Boyds [MU Press]
Shirley Walker Roundabout at Bangalow [UQ Press]

Tim Low The New Nature

Finlandia Prize Nominees (2009-10)

From Finland Literature Exchange "FILI" newsletter accessed 11/21/09. FILI: A World of Books. FILI is an expert and export organisation, which supports the translation, printing and publication of literature and promotes the awareness of Finnish literature abroad.

The Finnish Book Foundation has announced the shortlist of novels, children’s books and non-fiction books that are nominated for this year’s Finlandia Prize, Finland’s most prestigious literary award. The award sum is 30,000 euros.

Finlandia Prize nominees 2010
Joel Haahtela: Katoamispiste (“Vanishing point”, Otava)
Markus Nummi: Karkkipäivä (“Candy day”, Otava)
Riikka Pulkkinen: Totta (“True”, Otava)
Mikko Rimminen: Nenäpäivä (“Nose day”, Teos)
Alexandra Salmela: 27 Eli kuolema tekee taiteilijan (“27, or death makes an artist”, Teos)
Erik Wahlström: Flugtämjaren (“The fly tamer”, Schildts)

The 2009 Finlandia Prize Nominees

Turkka Hautala: Salo (Gummerus)
Kari Hotakainen: Ihmisen osa (The Human Lot, Siltala)
Antti Hyry: Uuni (The Oven, Otava)
Marko Kilpi: Kadotetut (The Lost Ones, Gummerus)
Merete Mazzarella: Ingen saknad, ingen sorg (No regret, no sorrow, Söderströms / Atlantis)
Tommi Melender: Ranskalainen ystävä (The French Friend, WSOY)

The 2009 Finlandia Junior Nominees
Siiri Enoranta: Omenmean vallanhaltija (The Ruler of Omenmea, Robustos)
Antti Halme: Metalliveljet (Metal Brothers, Otava)
Juba: Minerva, Jääkarhun sydän (Minerva: The Polar Bear’s Heart, Otava)
Mari Kujanpää: Minä ja Muro (Muro and Me, Illustrated by Aino-Maija Metsola, Otava)
Paula Noronen: Emilian päiväkirja. Supermarsu pelastaa silakat. (Emilia’s Diary: Superguinea Rescues the Herring, Illustrated by Pauliina Mäkelä, Gummerus)
Maria Turtschaninoff: Arra. Legender från Lavora (Arra: Legends of Lavora, Söderströms)

The 2009 Tieto-Finlandia Prize for Non-Fiction Nominees
Hollmén, Roope: Juuret Karjalassa (Roots in Karelia, Facto)
Laurell Seppo (primary author): Valo merellä. Suomen majakat 1753-1906 (Light on the Sea: Finnish Lighthouses 1753-1906, with photography by Petri Porkola, Swedish translation by Pär-Henrik Sjöström, John Nurmisen Säätiö)
Maasola, Juha: Kirves (The Axe, Maahenki)
Parpola, Antti - Åberg,Veijo: Metsävaltio. Metsähallitus ja Suomi 1859-2009 (A Forest Nation: The Finnish Forest and Park Service, 1859-2009, Edita)
Tandefelt, Henrika: Borgå 1809. Ceremoni och fest. SLS.
Porvoo 1809. Juhlamenoja ja tanssiaisia (Porvoo 1809: Festivals and Balls, SKS, Finnish translation by Jussi T. Lappalainen)
Ylikangas, Mikko: Unileipää, kuolonvettä, spiidiä. Huumeet Suomessa 1800-1950 (Sleepbread, Deathwater, Speed: Drugs in Finland, 1800-1950, Atena)

Governor-General Literary Awards 1936-2010

2010 info from Canada Council for the Arts accessed 10/15/10

English-language finalists - Fiction
Sandra Birdsell, Waiting for Joe
Emma Donoghue, Room
Drew Hayden Taylor, Motorcycles & Sweetgrass
Dianne Warren, Cool Water --Winner!
Kathleen Winter, Annabel

Elizabeth Abbott, A History of Marriage
Ian Brown, The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for His Disabled Son
Allan Casey, Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada --Winner!
Karen Connelly, Burmese Lessons: A Love Story
John English, Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000

Children’s Literature — Text
K.L. Denman, Me, Myself and Ike
Lesley Fairfield, Tyranny
Gina McMurchy-Barber, Free as a Bird
Wendy Phillips, Fishtailing --Winner!
Cheryl Rainfield, Scars

Children’s Literature — Illustration
Kristi Bridgeman, Uirapurú: based on a Brazilian legend, text by P. K. Page
Julie Flett, Owls See Clearly at Night: a Michif alphabet, text by Julie Flett
Matt James, I Know Here, text by Laurel Croza
Jon Klassen, Cat’s Night Out, text by Caroline Stutson --Winner!
Renata Liwska, Calgary, The Quiet Book, text by Deborah Underwood

Translation – French to English
Sheila Fischman, The Blue Notebook English translation of Le cahier bleu by Michel Tremblay Sheila Fischman, On the Proper Use of Stars, translation of Du bon usage des étoiles by Dominique Fortier
Linda Gaboriau, Forests, translation of Forêts by Wajdi Mouawad
Liedewy Hawke, High-Wire Summer English translation of L’été funambule by Louise Dupré
Lazer Lederhendler, Montreal, The Breakwater House,English translation of La maison des temps rompus by Pascale Quiviger

2009 info from the National Post's Afterword blog accessed 11/21/09
2009 Governor General's Literary Award winners:
English-language books

Fiction: The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
Non-fiction: A Place Within: Rediscovering India by M.G. Vassanji
Poetry: The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth
Drama: Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring
Children's literature, text: Greener Grass: The Famine Years by Caroline Pignat
Children's literature, illustration: Jirina Marton for Bella’s Tree (text by Janet Russell)
Translation, French to English: Susan Ouriou for Pieces of Me by Charlotte Gingras

The Canada Council of the Arts has announced the 69 finalists for the Governor-General Literary Awards (2005). The English-language fiction finalists are:

* Joseph Boyden for Three Day Road
* Golda Fried for Nellcott Is My Darling
* Charlotte Gill for Ladykiller
* David Gilmour for A Perfect Night to Go to China -- WINNER!
* Kathy Page for Alphabet

John Vaillant for The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

Children's Literature--Text
* Pamela Porter for The Crazy Man

Children's Literature--Illustration
* Rob Gonsalves for Imagine a Day, text by Sarah L. Thomson

* Fred A. Reed for Truth or Death: The Quest for Immortality in the Western Narrative Tradition (Talonbooks, 0889225095). The original: Raconter et Mourir: Aux Sources Narratives de l'Imaginaire Occidental by Thierry Hentsch

1936-2000 information from Northwest Passages accessed 11/1/09 -- English language only listed

Previous Winners:
Think of The Earth Bertram Brooker Fiction
T.B.R. - newspaper pieces T.B. Robertson Nonfiction

The Dark Weaver Laura G. Salverson Fiction
The Fable of the Goats E.J. Pratt Poetry or Drama
My Discovery of the West Stephen Leacock Nonfiction

Swiss Sonata Gwethalyn Graham Fiction
By Stubborn Stars Kenneth Leslie Poetry or Drama
Canadian Mosaic John Murray Gibbon Nonfiction

The Champlain Road Franklin D. McDowell Fiction
Under the Sun Arthur S. Bourinot Poetry or Drama
Confessions of an Immigrants Daughter Laura G. Salverson Nonfiction

Thirty Acres (translation) Ringuet (pseud.) Fiction
Brébeuf and His Brethren E.J. Pratt Poetry or Drama
Slava Bohu J.F.C. Wright Nonfiction

Three Came to Ville Marie Alan Sullivan Fiction
Calling Adventurers Anne Marriott Poetry or Drama
Klee Wyck Emily Carr Nonfiction

Little Man G. Herbert Sallans Fiction
David and Other Poems Earle Birney Poetry or Drama
The Unknown Country Bruce Hutchison Nonfiction
The Unguarded Frontier Edgar McInnes Nonfiction

The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek Thomas H. Raddall Fiction
News Of the Phoenix A.J.M. Smith Poetry or Drama
The Incomplete Anglers John D. Robins Nonfiction
On Canadian Poetry E.K.Brown Nonfiction

Earth and High Heaven Gwethalyn Graham Fiction
Day and Night Dorothy Livesay Poetry or Drama
Partner in Three Worlds Dorothy Duncan Nonfiction
The War: Fourth Year Edgar McInnes Nonfiction

Two Solitudes Hugh MacLennan Fiction
Now is Time Earle Birney Poetry or Drama
We Keep a Light Evelyn M. Richardson Nonfiction
Gauntlet to Overlord Ross Munro Nonfiction

Continental Revue Winifred Bambrick Fiction Faber and Faber and The Ryerson Press
Poems Rober Finch Poetry or Drama Oxford University Press
In Searh of Myself Frederick Philip Grove Nonfiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
Colony to Nation A.R.M. Lower Nonfiction Longmans Canada

The Tin Flute (trans.) Gabrielle Roy Fiction Reynal & Hitchcock Co. and McClelland and Stewart
Poems for People Dorothy Livesay Poetry or Drama The Ryerson Press
Haida William Sclater Nonfiction Oxford University Press
The Government of Canada R.MacGregor Dawson Nonfiction University of Toronto Press

The Precipice Hugh MacLennan Fiction Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada
The Rocking Chair and Other Poems A.M. Klein Poetry or Drama The Ryerson
Halifax, Warden of the North Thomas H. Raddall Nonfiction McClelland and Stewart
The Canadian Army, 1939-1945 C.P. Stacey Nonfiction The King's Printer

Mr. Ames Against Time Philip Child Fiction The Ryerson Press
The Red Heart James Reaney Poetry or Drama McClelland and Stewart
Cross-country Hugh MacLennan Nonfiction Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada
Democratic Government in Canada R. MacGregor Dawson Nonfiction University of Toronto Press and Copp Clark Publishing Co.
Franklin of the Arctic R.S. Lambert Juvenile McClelland and Stewart

The Outlander (trans.) Germaine Guèvremont Fiction McGraw-Hill Co. of Canada
Of Time and the Lover James Wreford Watson Poetry or Drama McClelland and
The Saskatchewan Marjorie Wilkins Campbell Nonfiction Rinehart
The Progressive Party in Canada W.L. Morton Nonfiction University of Toronto Press
The Great Adventure Donald Dickie Juvenile J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada)

The Loved and the Lost Morley Callaghan Fiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
The Mulgrave Road Charles Bruce Poetry or Drama Macmillan Co. of Canada
The Ardent Exile Josephine Phelan Nonfiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
The Governement of Prince Edward Island Frank MacKinnon Nonfiction
A Land Divided John F. Hayes Juvenile Copp Clark Publishing Co.

The Pillar David Walker Fiction Collins Clear-Type Press and Houghton Mifflin
Towards the Last Spike E.J. Pratt Poetry or Drama Macmillan Co. of Canada
The Incredible Canadian Bruce Hutchison Nonfiction Longmans Green Canada
John A. Macdonald, the Young Politician Donald G. Creighton Nonfiction
Cargoes on the Great Lakes Marie McPhedran Juvenile Macmillan Co. of Canada

Digby David Walker Fiction Collins Clear-Type Press
The Net and the Sword Douglas LePan Poetry or Drama Clarke, Irwin & Co.
Sex and the Nature of Things N.J. Berrill Nonfiction Dodd, Mead & Co.
Canada, A Story of Challenge J.M.S. Careless Nonfiction
Rebels Ride at Night John F. HAyes Juvenile Copp Clark Publishing Co.

The Fall of a Titan Igor Gouzenko Fiction Cassell & Co.
The Metal and the Flower P.K. Page Poetry or Drama McClelland and Stewart
Thirty and Three Hugh MacLennan Nonfiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
This Most Famous Stream A.R.M. Lower Nonfiction The Ryerson Press
The Nor'westers Marjorie Wilkins Campbell Juvenile Macmillan Co. of Canada

The Sixth of June Lionel Shapiro Fiction Doubleday & Co.
Friday's Child Wilfred Watson Poetry or Drama Faber and Faber
Man's Emerging Mind N.J. Berrill Nonfiction Dodd, Mead & Co.
John A. Macdonald, The Old Chieftain Donald G. Creighton Nonfiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
The Map-Maker Kerry Wood Juvenile Macmillan Co. of Canada

The Sacrifice Adele Wiseman Fiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
A Window on the North Robert A.D. Ford Poetry or Drama The Ryerson Press
The Mysterious North Pierre Berton Nonfiction McClelland and Stewart and Knopf
Century of Conflict Joseph Lister Rutledge Nonfiction Doubleday & Co.
Lost in the Barrens Farley Mowat Juvenile Little, Brown and Co.

Street of Riches (trans.) Gabrielle Roy Fiction McClelland and Stewart
The Boatman Jay Macpherson Poetry or Drama Oxford University Press
Canada: Tomorrow's Giant Bruce Hutchison Nonfiction Logmans Canada
The Path of Destiny Thomas H. Raddall Nonfiction Doubleday & Co.
The Great Chief Kerry Wood Juvenile Macmillan Co. of Canada

Execution Colin McDougall Fiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
A Suit of Nettles James Reaney Poetry or Drama Macmillan Co. of Canada
Klondike Pierre Berton Nonfiction McClelland and Stewart
The History of Fanny Burney Joyce Hemlow Nonfiction Clarendon Press and Oxford University Press
Nkwala Edith L. SHarp Juvenile Little, Brown and Co.

Red Carpet for the Sun Irving Layton Poetry or Drama McClelland and Stewart
The Watch that Ends the Night Hugh MacLennan Fiction Macmillan Co. of Canada

Winter Sun Margaret Avison Poetry or Drama University of Toronto Press
The Luck of Ginger Coffey Brian Moore Fiction Little, Brown & Co.
In Search of Canadian Liberalism Frank H. Underhill Nonfiction Macmillan Co. of Canada

Acis in Oxford Robert Finch Poetry or Drama University of Toronto Press
The Ascent of Life T.A. Goudge Nonfiction University of Toronto Press
Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place Malcolm Lowry Fiction

Running to Paradise Kildare Dobbs Fiction
The Gutenberg Galaxy Marshall McLuhan Nonfiction
Twelve Letters to a Small Town and The Killdeer and Other Plays James Reaney Poetry or Drama

Brown of the Globe J.M.S. Careless Nonfiction
Hugh Garner's Best Stories Hugh Garner Fiction

John Addington Symonds Phyllis Grosskurth Nonfiction
The Deserter Douglas LePan Fiction
The Colour of the Times Raymond Souster Poetry or Drama

In Defence of Canada James Eayrs Nonfiction
The Cariboo Horses Alfred Purdy Poetry or Drama

The Circle Game Margaret Atwood Poetry or Drama
A Jest of God Margaret Laurence Fiction
The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell George Woodcock Nonfiction

An Idiot Joy Eli Mandel Poetry or Drama
Bread, Wine and Salt Alden Nowlan Poetry or Drama
The Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature Norah Story Nonfiction

Selected Poems 1956-1968** Leonard Cohen Poetry or Drama
Dance of the Happy Shades Alice Munro Fiction
Cocksure and Hunting Tigers Under Glass Mordecai Richler Fiction and Essays

Rocky Mountain Foot and the Gangs of Kosmos George Bowering Poetry or Drama
The Studhorse Man Robert Kroetsch Fiction
The Shadow-Maker Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry or Drama

The New Ancestors Dave Godfrey Fiction
Still Water bpNichol Poetry or Drama
The True Eventual Story of Billy the Kid bpNichol Poetry or Drama
Beach Head bpNichol Poetry or Drama
The cosmic chef: an evening of concrete bpNichol Poetry or Drama
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid Michael Ondaatje Prose and Poetry

The Last Spike Pierre Berton Nonfiction
Selected Poems John Glassco Poetry or Drama
St. Urbain's Horseman Mordecai Richler Fiction McClelland and Stewart

The Manticore Robertson Davies Fiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
Civil Elegies and Other Poems Dennis Lee Poetry or Drama House of Anansi
Lies John Newlove Poetry or Drama McClelland and Stewart

Painters in a New Land Michael Bell Nonfiction McClelland and Stewart
Lions at her Face Miriam Mandel Poetry or Drama White Pelican
The Temptations of Big Bear Rudy Wiebe Fiction McClelland and Stewart

Fire on Stone Ralph Gustafson Poetry or Drama McClelland and Stewart
The Diviners Margaret Laurence Fiction McClelland and Stewart
The Siren Years Charles Ritchie Nonfiction Macmillan Co. of Canada

Hallowed Walls Marion MacRae and Anthony Adamson Nonfiction Clarke, Irwin
The Great Victorian Collection Brian Moore Fiction McClelland and Stewart
The Island Means Minago Milton Acorn Poetry or Drama NC Press

The Writing of Canadian History Carl Berger Nonfiction Oxford University Press
Bear Marian Engel Fiction McClelland and Stewart
Top Soil Joe Rosenblatt Poetry or Drama Press Porcepic

The Wars Timothy Findley Fiction Clarke, Irwin
Essays on the Constitution Frank Scott Nonfiction University of Toronto Press
Under the Thunder the Flowers Light up the Earth D.G. Jones Poetry or Drama

Go Boy Roger Caron Nonfiction McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Who Do you Think You Are? Alice Munro Fiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
Poems New and Selected Patrick Lane Poetry or Drama Oxford University Press

The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne Jack Hodgins Fiction Macmillan Co. of Canada
Emily Carr: A Biography Maria Tippett Nonfiction Oxford University Press
There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do Michael Ondaatje Poetry or Drama

Burning Water George Bowering Fiction Musson/General
McAlmon's Chinese Opera Stephen Scobie Nonfiction Quadrant Éditions
Discipline of Power: The Conservative Interlude and the Liberal Restoration Jeffrey Simpson Poetry or Drama Personal Library

Home Truths: Selected Canadain Stories Mavis Gallant Fiction Macmillan-Gage
The Collected Poems of F.R. Scott F.R. Scott Poetry McClelland and Stewart
Blood Relations Sharon Pollock Drama NeWest Press
Caribou and the Barren-Lands George Calef Nonfiction

Man Descending Guy Vanderhaeghe Fiction Macmillan of Canada
The Vision Tree: Selected Poems Phyllis Webb Poetry Talon Books
Billy Bishop Goes to War, a play by John Gray with Eric Peterson John Gray Drama Talon Books
Louisbourg Portraits: Life in an 18-Century Garrison Town Christopher Moore Nonfiction

Shakespeare's Dog Leon Rooke Fiction Stoddart
Settlements David Donnell Poetry McClelland and Stewart
Quiet in the Land Anne Chislett Drama Coach House
Byng of Vimy: General and Govenor General Jeffery Williams Nonfiction Leo Cooper/Secker and Warburg

The Engineer of Human Souls Josef Skvorecky Fiction Lester & Orpen Dennys
Celestial Navigation Paulette Jiles Poetry McClelland and Stewart
White Biting Dog Judith Thompson Drama Playwrights Canada
The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier Sandra Gwyn Nonfiction McClelland and Stewart

The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood Fiction
Waiting for Saskatchewan Fred Wah Poetry Turnstone Press
Criminals in Love George F. Walker Drama Playwrights Canada
The Regenerators: Social Criticism in Late Victorian English Canada Ramsay Cook Nonfiction

The Progress of Love Alice Munro Fiction McClelland and Stewart
The Collected Poems of Al Purdy Al Purdy Poetry McClelland and Stewart
Doc Sharon Pollock Drama Playwrights Canada
Northrop Frye on Shakespeare Northrop Frye Nonfiction Fitzhenry and Whiteside

A Dream Like Mine M.T. Kelly Fiction Stoddart
Afterworlds Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry McClelland and Stewart
Prague John Krizanc Drama Playwrights Canada
The Russian Album Michael Ignatieff Nonfiction Viking
Rainy Day Magic Marie-Louise Gay Children's Literature - Illustration Stoddart
Galahad Schwartz and the Cochroach Army Morgan Nyberg Children's Literature - Text
Enchantment and Sorrow: The Autobiography of Gabrielle Roy Patricia Claxton Translation (from French to English) Lester & Orpen Dennys

Nights Below Station Street David Adams Richards Fiction McClelland and Stewart
Furious Erin Mouré Poetry House of Anansi Press
Nothing Sacred George F. Walker Drama Coach House Press
In the Sleep Room Anne Collins Nonfiction Lester & Orpen Dennys
Amos's Sweater Kim LaFave Children's Literature - Illustration A Groundwood Book/Douglas and McIntyre
The Third Magic Welwyn Wilton Katz Children's Literature - Text
Second Chance Philip Stratford Translation (from French to English) Lester & Orpen Dennys

Whale Music Paul Quarrington Fiction Doubleday Canada
The Word for Sand Heather Speras Poetry Wolsak and Wynn
The Other Side of the Dark Judith Thompson Drama Coach House Press
Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham Robert Calder Nonfiction William Heinemann
The Magic Paintbrush Robin Muller Children's Literature - Illustration Doubleday Canada
Bad Boy Diana Wieler Children's Literature - Text A Groundwood Book/Douglas and McIntyre
On the Eigth Day Wayne Grady Translation (from French to English) Lester & Orpen Dennys

Lives of the Saints Nino Ricci Fiction Cormorant Books
No Time Margaret Avison Poetry Lancelot Press
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) Ann-Marie MacDonald Drama
Trudeau and Our Times Stephen Clarkson and Christina McCall Nonfiction
The Orphan Boy Paul Morin Children's Literature - Illustration Oxford University Press
Redwork Michael Bedard Children's Literature - Text Lester & Orpen Dennys
Yellow-Wolf and Other Tales of the Saint Lawrence Jane Brierley Translation (from French to English) Véhicule Press

Such a Long Journey Rohinton Mistry Fiction McClelland and Stewart
Night Field Don McKay Poetry McClelland and Stewart
Amigo's Blue Guitar JoanMacLeod Drama Blizzard Publishing
Occupied Canada: A Young White Man Discovers His Unsuspected PAst Robert Hunter and Robert Calihoo Nonfiction McClelland and Stewart
Doctor Kiss Says Yes Joanne Fitzgerald Children's Literature - Illustration Groundwood Books
Pick-Up Sticks Sarah Ellis Children's Literature - Text Groundwood Books
A Dictionary of Literary Devices: Gradus, A-Z Albert W. Halsall Translation (from French to English) University of Toronto Press

The English Patient Michael Ondaatje Fiction McClelland and Stewart
Inventing the Hawk Lorna Crozier Poetry McClelland and Stewart
Possible Worlds and A Short History of Night John Mighton Drama Playwrights Canada Press
Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm Maggie Siggins Nonfiction McClelland and Stewart
Hero of Lesser Causes Julie Johnston Children's Literature - Text Lester Publishing
Waiting for the Whales Ron Lightburn Children's Literature - Illustration Orca Book Publishers
Imagining the Middle East Fred A. Reed Translation (from French to English)

The Stone Diaries Carol Shields Fiction Random House of Canada
Forests of the Medieval World Don Coles Poetry The Porcupine's Quill
Fronteras Americanas Guillermo Verdecchia Drama Coach House Press
Touch the Dragon Karen Connelly Nonfiction Turnstone Press
Some of the Kinder Planets Tim Wynne-Jones Children's Literature - Text Groundwood Books
Sleep Tight Mrs. Ming Mireille Levert Children's Literature - Illustration Annick Press
Categorics One, Two and Three D.G. Jones Translation (from French to English)

A Discovery of Strangers Rudy Wiebe Fiction Alfred A. Knopf Canada
Cantos from a Small Room Robert Hilles Poetry Wolsak and Wynn
The Ends of the Earth Morris Panych Drama Talon Books
Rogue Primate John A. Livingston Nonfiction Key Porter Books
Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me Julie Johnston Children's Literature - Text Lester Publishing
Josepha: A Prairie Boy's Story Murray Kimber Children's Literature - Illustration
The Lyric Generation Donald Winkler Translation (from French to English) Stoddart Publishing

The Roaring Girl Greg Hollingshead Fiction Somerville House Publishing
Voice Anne Szumigalski Poetry Coteau Books/Mendel Art Gallery
Three in the Back, Two in the Head Jason Sherman Drama Playwrights Canada Press
Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen Rosemary Sullivan Nonfiction HarperCollins
The Maestro Tim Wynne-Jones Children's Literature
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh Ludmila Zeman Children's Literature - Illustration
Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex? David Homel Translation (from French to English) Coach House Press "English version of Cette grenade dans la main du jeune Nègre est-elle une arme ou un fruit?, by Dany Laferrière (VLB Éditeur).

1996 Fiction Nominees
Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
Elizabeth Harvor, Let Me Be the One
Janice Kulyk Keefer, The Green Library
Cordelia Strube Teaching Pigs to Sing
Audrey Thomas Coming Down from Wa
Winner! Guy Vanderhaeghe The Englishman's Boy

1996 Non-Fiction Nominees
Roy MacGregor The Home Team-Fathers, Sons and Hockey
T.F. Rigelhof A Blue Boy in a Black Dress
Lake Sagaris After the First Death: A Journey Through Chile, Time, Mind
Winner!John Ralston Saul, The Unconscious Civilization
Merilyn Simonds The Convict Lover: A True Story

1996 Children's Literature - Text
Jan Andrews, Keri
David Boyd Bottom Drawer
Gillian Chan Glory Days and Other Stories
Don Gillmor The Fabulous Song
Winner!Paul Yee Ghost Train

1996 Children's Literature - Illustration
Winner! Eric Beddows The Rooster' Gift, text by Pam Conrad
Alan and Lea Danile Sody Salleratus, text by Aubrey Davis
Wang Kui The Wise Washerman-A Folktale from Burma, text by Deborah Froese
Johnny Wales Gruntle Piggle Takes Off, text by Jean Little
Werner Zimmerman, Whatever You Do, Don't Go Near That Canoe!, text by Julie Lawson

1997 Award Winners

The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart

Land to Light On by Dionne Brand

fareWel by Ian Ross

Drumblair - Memories of a Jamaican Childhood by Rachel Manley

Children's Literature - Text
Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

Children's Literature - Illustration
The Party by Barbara Reid, text by Barbara Reid

The Euguelion by Howard Scott
English version of L'Euguélionne, by Louky Bersianik

1998 Governor General's Award Winners

Fiction (English):
Diane Schoemperlen, Forms of Devotion (HarperCollins, ISBN 0-00-224566-3)

Poetry (English):
Stephanie Bolster, Ottawa, for White Stone: The Alice Poems

Drama (English):
Djanet Sears, Harlem Duet

Non-fiction (English):
David Adams Richards, Lines on the Water - A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi
Translation (French to English):

Children's literature - text (English)
Janet Lunn, The Hollow Tree (Knopf Canada, ISBN 0-394-28074-1)

Children's literature - illustration (English):
Kady MacDonald Denton, A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

1999 Governor General's Award Nominees

Neil Bissoondath, The Worlds Within Her
Matt Cohen, Elizabeth and After
Anne Fleming, Pool-hopping and Other Stories
Elyse Gasco, Can You Wave Bye Bye, Baby?
Keith Maillard, Gloria

Poetry (English):
Lynn Davies, The Bridge that Carries the Road
Susan Goyette, The True Names of Birds
Richard Harrison, Big Breath of a Wish
Terence Young, The Island in Winter
Jan Zwicky, Songs for Relinquishing the Earth

Drama (English):
Michael Healey, The Drawer Boy
Wendy Lill, Corker
Daniel MacIvor, Marion Bridge
Colleen Murphy, Beating Heart Cadaver
Theresa Tova, Still the Night

Non-fiction (English):
Donald Harman Akenson, Surpassing Wonder - The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds
Michael Bliss, William Osler - A Life in Medicine
Wayson Choy, Paper Shadows - A Chinatown Childhood
Marq de Villiers, Water
Wayne Johnston,Baltimore's Mansion - A Memoir

Translation (French to English):
Patricia Claxton, Gabrielle Roy: A Life
David Homel, Olivo Oliva
Nancy Huston, The Mark of the Angel
Lazer Lederhendler, The Sparrow has Cut the Day in Half
Donald Winkler, The World of the Gift

Children's literature - text (English)
Don Gillmor, The Christmas Orange
Rachna Gilmore, A Screaming Kind of Day
Graham McNamee, Hate You
W.D. Valgardson, The Divorced Kids Club and Other Stories
Frieda Wishinsky, Each One Special

Children's literature - illustration (English):
Gary Clement, The Great Poochini, text by Gary Clement
Rose Cowles, I Know an Old Laddie, text by Jean Little
Zhong-Yang Huang, The Dragon New Year, text by David Bouchard
Ludmila Zeman, Sindbad: from the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights, text by Ludmila Zeman

Werner Zimmermann, Brave Highland Heart, text by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart

2001 Governor General's Award Winners and Nominees
Fiction (English):
Winner: Richard B. Wright, for Clara Callan (Harper Flamingo Canada)
Yann Martel Life of Pi (Knopf)
Tessa McWatt, for Dragons Cry (The Riverbank Press)
Jane Urquhart, for The Stone Carvers (McClelland & Stewart)
Thomas Wharton, for Salamander (McClelland & Stewart)

Poetry (English):
Winner: George Elliott Clarke, for Execution Poems (Gaspereau Press)
Anne Carson, for Men in the Off Hours (Knopf Canada)
Phil Hall, for Trouble Sleeping (Brick Books)
Robert Kroetsch, for The Hornbooks of Rita K. (The University of Alberta Press)
Steve McCaffery, for Seven Pages Missing (Coach House Books)

Drama (English):
Winner: Kent Stetson, for The Harps of God (Playwrights Canada Press)
Mark Brownell, for Monsieur d'Eon (Playwrights Canada Press)
Clem Martini, for A Three Martini Lunch (Red Deer Press)
Michael Redhill, for Building Jerusalem (Playwrights Canada Press)
Jason Sherman, for An Acre of Time: The Play; inspired by the book by Phil Jenkins

Non-fiction (English):
Winner: Thomas Homer-Dixon, for The Ingenuity Gap (Knopf Canada)
Susan Crean, for The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr (Harper Flamingo Canada)
Ross A. Laird, for Grain of Truth: The Ancient Lessons of Craft (Macfarlane Walter & Ross)
Alberto Manguel, for Reading Pictures: A History of Love and Hate (Knopf Canada)
Jack Todd, for The Taste of Metal: A Deserter's Story (Harper Flamingo Canada)

2002-2008 information from Canadian Council for the Arts accessed 11/1/09

2002 Winners:
Gloria Sawai, Edmonton, for A Song for Nettie Johnson
Andrew Nikiforuk, Calgary, for Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil
Martha Brooks, Winnipeg, for True Confessions of a Heartless Girl
Wallace Edwards, Toronto, for Alphabeasts, text by Wallace Edwards

Douglas Glover, Wilton, New York (formerly of Ontario), for Elle
Margaret MacMillan, Toronto, for Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World
Glen Huser, Edmonton, for Stitches
Allen Sapp, North Battleford, Saskatchewan,
for The Song Within My Heart, text by Dave Bouchard

Miriam Toews, Winnipeg, for A Complicated Kindness

Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire, Quebec City, for Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Children's Literature (Text)
Kenneth Oppel, Toronto, for Airborn

Children's Literature (Illustration)
Stéphane Jorisch, Montreal, for Jabberwocky, text by Lewis Carroll

2005 -- SEE ABOVE

Peter Behrens, for The Law of Dreams

Non fiction
Ross King, Woodstock, Oxon, UK (formerly of Saskatchewan), for
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

Children's literature (text)
William Gilkerson, Mahone Bay (NS), for Pirate’s Passage

Children's literature (illustration)
Leo Yerxa, Ottawa, for Ancient Thunder, text by Leo Yerxa

Michael Ondaatje - Divisadero

Karolyn Smardz Frost - I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

Children's literature (text)
Iain Lawrence - Gemini Summer

Children's literature (illustration)
Duncan Weller - The Boy from the Sun

Nino Ricci, The Origin of Species

Christie Blatchford, Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army

Children’s Literature - text
John Ibbitson, The Landing

Children’s Literature - illustration
Stéphane Jorisch, The Owl and the Pussycat

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Galaxy British Book Awards (2009-10)

Galaxy British Book Awards
2010 info from Booktrade.info accessed 11/1/10

Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Book of the Year
Dead Like You Peter James 
The Ice Cream Girls Dorothy Koomson 
Jump! Jilly Cooper 
One Day David Nicholls --Winner!
The Red Queen Philippa Gregory 
Worth Dying For Lee Child 

Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Alex's Adventures in Numberland Alex Bellos (Bloomsbury)
At Home Bill Bryson (Doubleday)
D-Day Antony Beevor (Viking)
The Making Of Modern Britain Andrew Marr (Pan)
Must You Go? Antonia Fraser (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Operation Mincemeat Ben MacIntyre (Bloomsbury)

National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year
Patrick Barkham The Butterfly Isles (Granta Books)
Edmund de Waal The Hare with Amber Eyes (Chatto & Windus)
Katherine Webb The Legacy (Orion)
Rebecca Hunt Mr Chartwell (Fig Tree)
Natasha Solomons Mr Rosenblum's List (Sceptre)
Simon Lelic Rupture (Picador)

WH Smith Children's Book of the Year
The Great Hamster Massacre Katie Davies, illus Hannah Shaw (Simon and Schuster)
Monsters of Men Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
Mr Stink David Walliams (HarperCollins Childrens Books)
Shadow Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins Childrens Books)
TimeRiders Alex Scarrow (Puffin)
Zog Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (Alison Green Books)

Tesco Food & Drink Book of the Year
The Flavour Thesaurus Niki Segnit (Bloomsbury)
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver (Michael Joseph)
Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home Nigella Lawson (Chatto & Windus)
Kitchenella Rose Prince (Fourth Estate)
Plenty Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury Press)
Tender II Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate)

Tesco Biography of the Year
Coco Chanel, The Legend And The Life Justine Picardie (Harper NonFiction)
Decline and Fall: Diaries 2005-2010 Chris Mullin (Profile Books)
The Fry Chronicles Stephen Fry (Michael Joseph)
A Journey Tony Blair (Hutchinson)
Wait For Me Duchess of Devonshire (John Murray)
What You See Is What You Get Alan Sugar (Macmillan)

International Author of the Year
Colm Toibin Brooklyn (Penguin)
Jonathan Franzen Freedom (Fourth Estate)
Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Quercus/MacLehose Press)
Kathryn Stockett The Help (Fig Tree)
Emma Donoghue Room (Picador)
Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Tuskar Rock Press)

Waterstone's UK Author of the Year
Tom McCarthy C (Jonathan Cape)
Maggie O'Farrell The Hand That First Held Mine (Headline Review)
Kate Atkinson Started Early, Took My Dog (Doubleday)
David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Sceptre)
Rose Tremain Trespass (Chatto & Windus)
Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall (Fourth Estate)

The 2009 Nibbie winners:

Galaxy Book of the Year: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
Outstanding Achievement: Michael Palin
Richard & Judy Best Read: When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
Author of the Year: Aravind Adiga for The White Tiger
Biography of the Year: Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Crime Thriller of the Year: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Popular Fiction Award: Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
Popular Nonfiction Award: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
New Writer of the Year: Tom Rob Smith for Child 44
Children's Book of the Year: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Under the headline, "Obama battles vampires for Galaxy prize," the Guardian reported that finalists have been named for this year's Galaxy British Book Awards (the Nibbies), and that a "spokesperson for the prize said that the American president would be welcome to attend the awards ceremony on 3 April. 'He's in London for the G20 summit, but I think he will be otherwise engaged,' she added."

The Nibbies shortlists:

Author of the Year
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga -- winner
Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
The Road Home by Rose Tremain

Biography of the Year
At My Mother's Knee . . . and Other Low Joints by Paul O'Grady
Coming Back to Me by Marcus Trescothick
Dear Fatty by Dawn French
Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
Miracles of Life by J.G. Ballard
That's Another Story by Julie Walters

Crime Thriller of the Year
The Business by Martina Cole
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson -- winner
No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
Revelation by C.J. Sansom
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

Newcomer of the Year
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith -- winner
Inside the Whale by Jennie Rooney
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Marriage Bureau For Rich People by Farahad Zama
Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
One of Us by Melissa Benn

Popular Fiction Award
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks --winner
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes

Popular Non-Fiction Award
The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr
The Mighty Book of Boosh by Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt
Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale -- winner

Richard & Judy's Best Read of the Year
The Bolter by Frances Osborne
The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
December by Elizabeth H Winthrop
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

Children's Book of the Year
Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Ben Cort
Horrid Henry Robs the Bank by Francesca Simon
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer --winner

PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

From PEN American Center accessed 12/16/10

2010 award
A Terrible Splendor by Marshall Jon Fisher

2010 Runner-Up
Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson by Wil Haygood

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Educational Writer's Award

from The Society of Authors regarding The Educational Writers' Award accessed 12/11/10

ALCS and the Society of Authors created this award in 2008 to ‘celebrate educational writing that inspires creativity and encourages students to read widely and build up their understanding of a subject beyond the requirements of exam specifications’. It is the only UK Award that focuses on educational non-fiction. It is made annually for an outstanding example of traditionally published single volume work, with or without illustration, for the specified age group. The age group alternates each year; this year’s focus was on works for 12 – 18 year olds and in 2011 the focus returns to works for 5 – 11 year olds.

2010 12-18-year olds
Bill Bryson A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

2010 Shortlist:
Ben Crystal for Shakespeare on Toast
John Farndon for Do You Think You’re Clever?
Liz Strachan for A Slice of Pi

The 2009 Award - for the 5-11 age group - was won by the ‘disgustingly good’ Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop Book by Steve Alton, Nick Sharratt and Sally Symes (Bodley Head), seeing off strong competition from four other shortlisted books.
The award was presented at the All Party Writers Group Christmas Reception, hosted by Janet Anderson MP in the House of Commons, on 2nd December. Award judge Ali Barne spoke on behalf of the judging panel which had spent many hours choosing the shortlist from a total of 66 entries before deciding the winner. Barne read citations for all five short-listed books before making the announcement. She spoke of the importance of this award and its unique nature – it is the only UK award to focus on educational non-fiction that enhances learning outside of the essential curriculum. Barne also spoke of the aspirations of the award – to encourage the publication of educational books that both inspire learning and encourage creativity in young readers. Janet Anderson MP presented the winning trio with a cheque for £2000.
The 2009 judges were Ali Barne, Pamela Girdwood and Anthony Haynes.
The four other shortlisted titles were:
How to Make Manga Characters by Katy Coope (Collins Big Cat)
Chocolate – The Bean that Conquered the World by Vivian French, ill. Paul Howard (Walker)
Tail-End Charlie by Mick Manning & Brita Granström (Frances Lincoln)
Archie’s War – My Scrapbook of the First World War by Marcia Williams (Walker)

The winner of the inaugural Educational Writers' Award was Ian Gilbert for The Little Book of Thunks: 260 Questions to Make your Brain Go Ouch! (Crown House Publishing).
Gilbert received his cheque for £2,000 from Dr Ian Gibson MP at a reception at the Stationers' Hall, London. The award was for a non-fiction book published in 2006 and 2007 that enhanced teaching and learning for 12 to 18 year-olds.
The judges described Gilbert's book as "a completely original book to get all ages stretching their imaginations, thinking, discussing cogently and debating… a valuable tool for the teacher”.
The three other shortlisted titles were:
Simon Basher & Adrian Dingle for The Periodic Table – Elements with Style! (Kingfisher)
Tish Farrell for Write Your Own Adventure Stories (Ticktock Media)
Glenn Murphy for Why Is Snot Green?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cervantes Prize (1976-2010)

Information form Wikipedia accessed 12/9/11

The Miguel de Cervantes Prize (Spanish: Premio Miguel de Cervantes), established in 1976, is awarded annually to honour the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer in the Spanish language. The prize is similar to the Booker Prize, with its candidates from Commonwealth countries, in that it rewards authors from any Spanish-speaking nation. Unlike the Booker Prize, it is awarded only once in recognition of the recipient's overall body of work and is therefore regarded as a sort of Spanish-language Nobel Prize in Literature. The award is named after Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.
The candidates are proposed by the Language Academies of the Spanish-speaking countries, and the prize is awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Spain. The winner receives a monetary award of 125,000 euros.

1976 Jorge Guillén Spain
1977 Alejo Carpentier Cuba
1978 Dámaso Alonso Spain
1979 Jorge Luis Borges Argentina
1979 Gerardo Diego Spain
1980 Juan Carlos Onetti Uruguay
1981 Octavio Paz Mexico
1982 Luis Rosales Spain
1983 Rafael Alberti Spain
1984 Ernesto Sabato Argentina
1985 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester Spain
1986 Antonio Buero Vallejo Spain
1987 Carlos Fuentes Mexico
1988 María Zambrano Spain
1989 Augusto Roa Bastos Paraguay
1990 Adolfo Bioy Casares Argentina
1991 Francisco Ayala Spain
1992 Dulce María Loynaz Cuba
1993 Miguel Delibes Spain
1994 Mario Vargas Llosa Peru
1995 Camilo José Cela Spain
1996 José García Nieto Spain
1997 Guillermo Cabrera Infante Cuba
1998 José Hierro Spain
1999 Jorge Edwards Chile
2000 Francisco Umbral Spain
2001 Álvaro Mutis Colombia
2002 José Jiménez Lozano Spain
2003 Gonzalo Rojas Chile
2004 Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio Spain
2005 Sergio Pitol Mexico
2006 Antonio Gamoneda Spain
2007 Juan Gelman Argentina
2008 Juan Marsé Spain
2009 José Emilio Pacheco Mexico
2010 Ana María Matute Spain

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nero Award (1979-2010)

From Wikipedia accessed 09/04/09

The Nero Award is a literary award for excellence in the mystery genre presented by The Wolfe Pack, a society founded in 1978 to explore and celebrate the Nero Wolfe stories of Rex Stout. The Nero Award is presented annually at the Black Orchid Banquet, traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City.

* 1979 - The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling by Lawrence Block
* 1980 - Burn This by Helen McCloy
* 1981 - Death in a Tenured Position by Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (writing as Amanda Cross)
* 1982 - Past, Present and Murder by Hugh Pentecost
* 1983 - The Anodyne Necklace by Martha Grimes
* 1984 - Emily Dickinson is Dead by Jane Langton
* 1985 - Sleeping Dog by Dick Lochte
* 1986 - Murder in E Minor by Robert Goldsborough
* 1987 - The Corpse in Oozak’s Pond by Charlotte MacLeod
* 1988 no award presented
* 1989 no award presented
* 1990 no award presented
* 1991 - Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman
* 1992 - A Scandal in Belgravia by Robert Barnard
* 1993 - Booked To Die by John Dunning
* 1994 - Old Scores by Aaron Elkins
* 1995 - She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb
* 1996 - A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
* 1997 - The Poet by Michael Connelly
* 1998 - Sacred by Dennis Lehane
* 1999 - The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
* 2000 - Coyote Revenge by Fred Harris
* 2001 - Sugar House by Laura Lippman
* 2002 - The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein
* 2003 - Winter and Night by S.J. Rozan
* 2004 - Fear Itself by Walter Mosley
* 2005 - The Enemy by Lee Child
* 2006 - Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
* 2007 - All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
* 2008 - Anatomy of Fear by Jonathan Santlofer
2009 - The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller
2010 - Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Mexico Book Awards (2007-10)

Information from New Mexico Book Co-op accessed 12/6/10

The 2010 New Mexico Book Awards were announced on Friday, November 19, 2010 at an awards banquet, which was held in Albuquerque.

Children’s Picture Book
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux & R. Gregory Christie Bad News for Outlaws
Steinsiek, Sabra Brown & Noel Chilton The Tale of the Pronghorned Cantaloupe

Children’s Activity Book (workbook/craft book/coloring book)
Habiger, Geoff Dinosaur Learning Activity Book

Young Readers Book (to grade 3)
Church, Peggy Pond & Charlie Carrillo Shoes for Santo Nino
McKerley, Jennifer Amazing Armadillos

Juvenile Book (grade school to junior high school)
Eboch, Chris. The Knight in the Shadows
Corriveau, Art How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life
Garcia, Nasario Rattling Chains & Other Stories for Children
Gotsch, Connie Belle’s Star
Little, Kimberly Griffiths The Healing Spell
McKerley, Jennifer Guess Swamp Monsters

Lekson, Stephen
A History of the Ancient Southwest
SAR Press

Price, L. Greer
Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks
NM Bureau of Geology

Anthology (individual or collection)
Anaya, Rudolfo
The Essays
Univ of OK Press

Arts Book (includes art, music, or photography)
Booker, Margaret Moore
The Santa Fe House
Rizzoli New York

Biography (includes memoirs and autobiographies)
Morris, James McGrath Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power
Cobos, Evelia They That Laugh Win
Coggeshall, Nancy Gila Country Legend: Life & Times of Quentin Hulse
Garcia, Nasario Fe y tragedias
Hunner, Jon J. Robert Oppenheimer, Cold War & Atomic West
Janowski, Martin Not Just New Mexico’s Senator Rio Grande Books

Business Book (includes career)
Rivera, Roxanne
There’s No Crying in Business: How to Succeed in Male-Dominated Industries

Casey, Clyde
New Mexico Cuisine
Clear Light

Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book
Olmstead, Carol
Feng Shui Quick Guide for Home & Office
Feng Shui Multimedia

Gardening Book
DeWitt, Dave
Complete Chile Pepper Book
Timber Press

Gay/Lesbian (GLBT) Book
Bjorkman, Lauren
My Invented Life Henry
Holt and Co.

Health Book (includes wellness, nutrition, beauty)
Hirschl, Meta Chaya
Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students & Teachers
Prajna Publishing

History Book – New Mexico subject
Pat Lange, Lou Hieb, and Thomas Steele
The Indians of Arizona & New Mexico
Rio Grande Books

Multi-cultural Subject (Hispanic, Native American, etc.)
James, Don & Karyth Becenti
One Nation One Year
Rio Grande Books

New Age Book
Lightwater, Rheanni
Gifts from the Rainforest
Soul Resources

Nonfiction, Other
Bryan, Howard
Santa Fe Tales & More
Clear Light Publishers

Novel – adventure or drama
Sumner, Melanie The Ghost of Milagro Creek
Mandelbaum, Jonna-Lynn Unpredictable Crossing Outskirts Press
Miller, Jonathan Conflict Contract Cool Titles
Steele, Charles Benjamin The Sacred Blood of a Child

Novel – historical fiction
Norton, Hana Samek The Sixth Surrender
Weinberg, Florence Byham Sonora Wind
Davis, Cynthia Mary, My Love Footprints from the Bible

Novel – mystery/suspense
Orenduff, J. Michael The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras
Ault, Sandi Wild Sorrow
Mandelbaum, Jonna-Lynn Unpredictable Crossing
Miller, Jonathan Conflict Contract
Tessler, Margaret Deadly Triangles
Weinberg, Florence Sonora Wind

Novel - romance
Steinsiek, Sabra Brown
Timing Is Everything
Whiskey Creek Press

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hickman, Kirt
Venus Rain
Quillrunner Publishing

Fiction, Other
Egan, Martha
La Ranfla & Other New Mexico Stories
Papalote Press

Poetry Book (individual or collection)
Gatuskin, Zelda Leah
But Who’s Counting?
Worldwind Books

Johnson, Michael
Sky Land: A Southwestern Cycle
Woodley Press

Stablein, Marilyn
Splitting Hard Ground
La Alameda Press

Political Book (includes social/current events)
Janowski, Martin
Not Just New Mexico’s Senator
Rio Grande Books

Reference Book
Longa, Ernesto
Anarchist Periodicals in English
Scarecrow Press

Religious Book
Shaia, Alexander
The Hidden Power of the Gospels

Self-help Book (includes spirituality/inspirational)
Hickman, Kirt
Revising Fiction: Making Sense of the Madness
Quillrunner Publishing

Travel Book (includes guides)
Parhad, Elisa
New Mexico: A Guide for the Eyes
Eyemuse Books

First Book (first book published by author)
Aragon, Carla & Kathy Dee Saville
Dance of the Eggshells
UNM Press

Coggeshall, Nancy
Gila Country Legend: Life & Times of Quentin Hulse
UNM Press

Green, Cinny & Maureen Burdock
Trail Writer’s Guide
Western Edge Press

Best New Mexico Book
DeWitt, Dave & Paul Bosland
The Complete Chile Pepper Book
Timber Press

James, Don & Karyth Becenti
One Nation One Year
Rio Grande Books

Best of Show
Morris, James McGrath
Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print & Power

Children’s Picture Book
Porter, Pamela — Yellow Moon, Apple Moon

Children’s Activity Book
Cash, Marie Romero — Santos, A Coloring Book

Young Readers Book (to grade 3)
Eschberger, Beverly — An Elephant Family Adventure: The Elephants Tour England

Juvenile Book (grade school to junior high school)
Drucker, Malka — Portraits of Jewish American Heroes
Paulsen, Gary — Notes from the Dog
Young Adult Book (high school)
Klages, Ellen — White Sands, Red Menace 
Anthology (individual or collection)
Hunner, Jon — Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy
Fowler, Catherine and Don Fowler — The Great Basin
Arts Book (includes art, music, or photography)
Manno, Lois — Visions Underground
Biography (includes memoirs and autobiographies)
Allen, John — Me and the Biospheres
Business Book (includes career)
Moonwalker, Tu & JoAnne O’Brien-Levin — Business Revolution through Ancestral Wisdom
Hillerman, Anne — Santa Fe Flavors
Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book
Sanchez, Laura and Alex Sanchez — Adobe Houses for Today
Gardening Book
Bruce, Hank & Tomi Jill Folk — Windowsill Whimsy: Gardening & Horticultural
Therapy Projects for Small Spaces
Gay/Lesbian (GLBT) Book
Tilchen, Maida — Land Beyond Maps
Health Book (includes wellness, nutrition, beauty)
Brasch, Jillian — The Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying
History Book – New Mexico subject
Andrews, Martha and Richard Melzer — The Whole Damned World
Multi-cultural Subject (Hispanic, Native American, etc.)
Bsumek, Erika Marie — Indian-Made (University Press of Kansas)
Chávez, Nicolasa — A Century of Masters (Rio Grande Books)
Winners, 2009 New Mexico Book Awards
Nature/Environment Book — sponsored by LPD Press/Rio Grande Books
Clark, Paulle — Wolf Song: A Love Story (Dogear Publishing)
New Age Book — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Brill, Michael — Numerology for Healing (Destiny Books)
Poetry Book (individual or collection)
Udall, Jay — The Welcome Table (University of New Mexico Press)
Political Book (includes social/current events)
Beller, Ken and Heather Chase — Great Peacemakers (LTS Press)
Reference Book — sponsored by New Mexico State Library
Wheeler, DonnaLee — Who’s the You in the Mirror (Kin Folk Trails)
Religious Book
McLaughlin, Judith — Sacred Feminine (Rio Grande Books)
Self-help Book (includes spirituality /inspirational)
Gerson, Mark David — The Voice of the Muse (LightLines Media)
Travel Book (includes guides)
Nye, Valerie and Kathy Barco — Breakfast New Mexico Style (Sunstone Press)
Nonfiction, Other — sponsored by Sunbelt Shows
Melzer, Richard — Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest (Arcadia)
Novel – adventure or drama — sponsored by ReadingNewMexico.com
Shaw, Joseph — To Honor the Dead (University of New Mexico Press)
Novel – historical fiction
Fackler, Elizabeth — My Eyes Have a Cold Nose (Sunstone Press)
Novel – mystery/suspense
Pyeatt, Keith — Struck (Quest)
Novel - romance
Redmond, Shirley Raye — Rosemary’s Glove (Avalon Books)
Science Fiction & Fantasy — sponsored by PageOne Books
Hickman, Kirt — Worlds Asunder (Quillrunner Publishing)
Fiction, Other — sponsored by NM Book Co-op
Montoya, Cheryl & Jerry — Three Dog Night (Rio Grande Books)
First Book (first book published by author)
Dix, Catherine Parra — Rosetta Stones (Central Ave Press)
People’s Choice
A Thief of Time — Tony Hillerman
Best New Mexico Book
Andrews, Martha and Richard Melzer — The Whole Damned World
Best of Show Book
Brasch, Jillian — The Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying
Manno, Lois — Visions Underground (Rio Grande Books)

Children’s Picture Book
Red Truck  Kersten Hamilton
Children’s Activity Book
New Mexico A to Z Jill Lane
READdiscover New Mexico Kathy Barco
Young Readers Book
Loco Dog and the Dust Devil in the Railyard Marcy Heller
Juvenile Book
From Slave to Superstar of theWild West Tom DeMund
Young Adult Book
Lawn Boy Gary Paulsen
Chaco Astronomy Anna Sofaer
Anthology Book
Peace Beyond All Fear: A Tribute to John Denver’s Vision Hank Bruce
Arts Book
Southwestern Indian Jewelry Dexter Cirillo
Talking with the Clay Stephen Trimble
Into the Devils Den  Dave Hall & Tym Burkey
Business Book
The Keyword Tutorial Ebook Hope Kiah
Cuisines of the Southwest Dave DeWitt
Red or Green Clyde Casey
Gardening Book
Ma Frump’s Guide to Plastic Gardening Marcia Muth
Health Book
Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook Marcie Davis & Melissa Bunnell
History Book
A Peculiar Alchemy Nancy Owen Lewis & Kay Leigh Hagan
Bearing Witness: 25 Years of Refuge Lou Liberty & MargyO’Brien
New Age Book
Soul Oriented Solutions Rheanni Lightwater
Parenting/Family Issues
Syra’s Scribbles  Syra Divine
Political Book
Your Money and Your Life Martha Burk
Reference Book
Decoding Design  Maggie MacNab
Religious Book
Saints of the Pueblos Charles Carrillo
Self-help Book
Dying: A Natural Passage DenysCope
Travel Book
Backroads & Byways of NewMexico Sally Moore
Multi-cultural Subject
Patterns of Exchange Teresa Wilkins
Other Nonfiction
New Mexico: Biographical Dictionary Vol. II Don Bullis
Adventure or Drama Novel
Avenging Victorio  Dave DeWitt
Historical Fiction/Novel
Arizona War  Melody Groves
Bell County Bushwhackers Dave Bushmire
Mystery/Suspense Novel
Turquoise Girl  Aimee and David Thurlo
Romance Novel
Annie’s Song Sabra Steinsiek
Science Fiction & Fantasy
The MoonQuest Mark David Gerson
Other Fiction
The Pageant Unveiled Lucretia Tippit
Poetry Book
Graven Images Mike Sutin
The Seasons of Yes Lorraine Schechter
First Book
Our Favorite Recipes Albuquerque TheMagazine
The Road from La Cueva Sheila Ortego
People’s Choice
Milagro Beanfield War John Nichols
Best of Show
Into the Devils Den Dave Hall & Tym Burkey

Rudolfo Anaya
Tony Hillerman

Meyers, Harold Burton - The Death at Awahi - Texas Tech University Press

Bless Me Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya - Grand Central Publishing

Best Children's Book
Lainez, Rene Colato - Playing Loteria - Northland Publishing
Costales, Amy - Abuelita Full of Life - Northland Publishing
Hamilton, Kersten - Firefighters to the Rescue! - Viking
Ward, Jennifer - There Was A Coyote Who Swallowed A Flea - Northland Publishing
Williams, Arlene - Tiny Tortilla - Dutton Childrens Books

Best Young Adult Book
Klages, Ellen - The Green Glass Sea - Penguin USA- Viking
Abraham, Susan Gonzales and Denis Gonzales - Surprising Cecilia - Cinco Puntos Press
Flores, Carlos Nicolas - Our House on Hueco - Texas Tech University Press
Foard, Sheila Wood - Harvey Girl - Texas Tech University Press
Reeder, Carolyn - The Secret Project Notebook - Los Alamos Historical Society
Tacang, Brian - Bully Be Gone - HarperCollins

Best Arts Book (includes art, music, or photography)
Trimble, Stephen - Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography - Northland Publishing
Deveney, Kaylynn - The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings - Princeton Architectural Press
Udall, Sharyn - Santa Fe Art Colony - Gerald Peters Gallery
Walker, Hollis - Zink: The Language of Enchantment - New Mexico Magazine

Best Biography (includes memoirs and autobiographies)
Carl, Glenys - Hold My Hand - Macmillan
Caffey, David - Frank Springer and New Mexico - Texas A&M Univ Press
Fenn, Forrest - Teepee Smoke, A New Look at Joseph Henry Sharp - One Horse Land and Cattle Co
Griego, Marten - Leaving the House of Tears - Future Destinations Publishing
Wheeler, Richard - An Accidental Novelist - Sunstone Press

Best Business Book (includes career)
Zimmerman, Jan - Web Marketing for Dummies - Wiley
Grace, Nicole - Mastery At Work: 18 Keys for Achieving Success - Mani Press
Shipley, Andrew - The Japanese Money Tree - FT Press
Walker, June - Self-employed Tax Solutions - Globe Pequot Press

Best Cookbook
Fenzl, Barbara Pool - Seasonal Southwest Cooking - Northland Publishing
Butel, Jane - Real Women Eat Chiles - Northland Publishing
Casey, Clyde - Red or Green: New Mexico Cuisine - Clear Light Publishing
DeWitt, Dave - DaVinci's Kitchen - BenBella Books

Best Gardening Book
Bellinger, Cindy - Waterwise Garden Care: Your Practical Guide - High Country Gardens Publications
ABQ Area Ext Master Gardeners - Down to Earth: A Gardener's Guide to the Albuquerque Area - ABQ Area Ext Master Gardeners

Best Health Book (includes wellness, nutrition, beauty)
Shapiro, Pat - Yoga for Women at Midlife & Beyond - Sunstone Press

Best New Mexico History Book
Powers, Robert - Peopling of Bandelier - SAR Press
Bartlit, Nancy and Everett Rogers - Silent Voices of World War II - Sunstone Press
Hordes, Stanley - To the End of the Earth - Columbia University Press
Poling-Kempes, Lesley - Ghost Ranch - University of Arizona Press

Best Southwest History Book
Pettit, Michael - Riding for the Brand - Univ of OK Press
Bauver, Robert - Navajo and Pueblo Earrings 1850-1945 - Rio Grande Books
Blake, Michael - Indian Yell - Northland Publishing
Noble, David Grant - Mesa Verde World - SAR Press
Sanchez, Joseph, et. al. - Between Two Countries - Rio Grande Books

Best New Age Book
Heydt, M. Louise - Divine Rainbow - Sunstone Press
Audlin, James David - Circle of Life - Clear Light Publishing
Viola - How Not to Do a Psychic Reading - Infinity Publishing

Best Political Book (includes current events)
Garavito, Fernando - Praxis and Ambiguity of the Enemy - Gaon Books
Baughman, Sharon - Freedom's Challenges - PAD Company
Vadurro, Bernadette - America's Conscience - Speakers Live Books

Best Reference Book
Tiller, Veronica - Tiller's Guide to Indian Country - BowArrow Publishing
Bullis, Don - New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary - Rio Grande Books
Castaneda, Eliza Cross - Family Home of the New West - Northland Publishing
Davis, Marcie & Melissa Bunnell - Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook - Alpine Publications
Price, LG, et. al. - Mining in New Mexico - NM Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources

Best Religious Book
Taylor, John - Dejad a los Niños - LPD Press
Lucero, Thomas and T. Steele - Religious Architecture in Hispano New Mexico - LPD Press
Ruggles, Tammy - Peace: Quotations and Aspirations - Clear Light Publishing

Best Self-help Book
Bellinger, Cindy - Journaling for Women - Sunstone Press
Jones, Teddy and Sue Jane Sullivan - One Hundred Doses - Sunstone Press
Willson, Harry - Myth and Mortality - Amador Publishing
Wynne, Louis - Healing the Hurting Soul - Booksurge

Best Travel Book (includes guides
Price, LG, et. al. - High Plains of Northeastern New Mexico - NM Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
Barco, Kathy & Valerie Nye - Breakfast Santa Fe Style - Sunstone Press
Cline, Mary Kay - Albuquerque: Portrait of a Western City - Clear Light Publishing
Harrelson, Barbara - Walks in Literary Santa Fe - Gibbs Smith

Best Book on Hispanic Subject
WINNER (tie)
Pena, Abe - Memories of Cibola - Rio Grande Books
Valencia y Valdez, Gloria - Aqui Se Comienza: A Genealogical History of the Founding Families of La Villa de San Felipe de Alburquerque - New Mexico Genealogical Society
Archuleta, Ruben - Penitente Renaissance - El Jefe
Pena, Abe - Villages & Villagers - Rio Grande Books

Best Book on Native American Subject
Bauver, Robert - Navajo and Pueblo Earrings 1850-1945 - Rio Grande Books
Blake, Michael - Indian Yell - Northland Publishing
Fenn, Forrest - Historic American Indian Dolls - One Horse Land and Cattle Co
Sando, Joe, and Herman Agoyo - Po'Pay - Clear Light Publishing
Wilson, Waziyatawin Angela - For Indigenous Eyes Only - SAR Press

Best Book, Other Nonfiction
Garcez, Antonio - New Mexico Ghost Stories - Red Rabbitt Press
Glendinning, Chellis - Chiva: A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade - New Society Publications
Henderson, Charles - Goodnight Saigon - Berkley-Caliber
Johnston, Barbara Rose - Half-Lives & Half-Truths - SAR Press
Scott, Sam - Encounters with Beauty - Fresco Fine Art Publications

Best Novel, adventure or drama
Buffington, G.N. - Apache Casino - iUniverse
Bingham, Sallie - Nick of Time - Sunstone Press
Eisenstadt, Melvin - The Dynamite Campaign - PublishAmerica
Pettigrew, Dawn Karima - The Marriage of Saints - Univ of OK Press
Shaw, Steve - Beyond the Rio Grande - iUniverse

Best Novel, historical fiction
Baca, Ana - Mama Fela's Girls - UNM Press
Boggs, Johnny - Camp Ford - Five Star
DeWitt, Dave - Avenging Victorio - Rio Grande Books
Fackler, Elizabeth - Bone Justice - Western Star Books
Farmer, W. Michael - Hombrecito's War - Llumina Press
Noyer, Albert - The Cybelene Conspiracy - The Toby Press
Weinberg, Florence Byham - Apache Lance, Franciscan Cross - Twilight Times Books

Best Novel, mystery
Miller, Susan Cummins - Quarry - Texas Tech University Press
Bullis, Don - Bull's Eye - ABQ Press
Miller, Jonathan - Volcano Verdict - Cool Titles
Van Gieson, Judith - The Wolf Path - ABQ Press

Best Novel, romance
Bingham, Sallie - Cory's Feast - Sunstone Press
MacQuigg, Donna - The Price of Pride - Thomson/Gale
Storme, Sarah - The Long Way Home - Thomson/Gale

Best Science Fiction
Williamson, Jack - Stonehenge Gate - TOR
Chase, Melvyn - The Terminal Project - Sunstone Press
Corwell, David - Cloaked in Shadow: Dark Tales of Elves - Fantasist Enterprises

Best Book, Other Fiction
Davis, Cynthia - Rahab's Redemption - Crossings Book Club
Bell, Charles - Millenial Harvest - Lumen Books
Lindskold, Jane - Child of a Rainless Year - Tor
Paul, Paula - Crazy Quilt - UNM Press

Best Poetry Book (individual or collection)
Morris, Sawnie, Michelle Holland, & Catherine Ferguson - The Sound a Raven Makes - Tres Chicas Books
Bentley, Daril - The Long Lake And Other Poems - Outskirts Press
Dyc, Gloria - East West and Beyond - Plain View Press
Stanbrough, Stan - Beyond the Masks - Central Ave Press
Yurcic, Jason - Voice of My Heart - Sherman Asher Publishing

Best Anthology
Rhodes, Robert - Live Poets' Society Vol III - Live Poets Society
Corwell, David - Cloaked in Shadow: Dark Tales of Elves - Fantasist Enterprises
The Grande Dames - The Trouble with Romance - Treble Heart Books

Best First Book
Carl, Glenys - Hold My Hand - Macmillan
Bradburd, Rus - Paddy on the Hardwood: A Journey in Irish Hoops - UNM Press
Davis, Marcie & Melissa Bunnell - Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook - Alpine Publications
Grace, Nicole - Mastery At Work: 18 Keys for Achieving Success - Mani Press
Tacang, Brian - Bully Be Gone - HarperCollins

Best Book on New Mexico
Bullis, Don - New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary - Rio Grande Books
Bent, Pauline Chavez - Atarque, Now All Is Silent - Rio Grande Books
Campbell, Suzan - Landscapes of New Mexico - Fresco Fine Art Publications
Heaphy, Mary Lou - A Cliffe Experience: Tales of NM 1902-1940 - Mary Lou Heaphy Publications
Torrez, Robert - New Mexico in 1876-77 - Rio Grande Books

Best Book on Southwest
Duty, Michael - Western Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the American Landscape - Fresco Fine Art Publications
Harrelson, Barbara - Walks in Literary Santa Fe - Gibbs Smith
Weinberg, Florence Byham - Apache Lance, Franciscan Cross

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dylan Thomas Prize (2010)

from University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize accessed 7/30/10

The longlist for the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize for young (under 30) writers, includes:

Ex Nihilo by Adebe D.E.
Watering Can by Caroline Bird --shortlist  [poetry]
Clamor by Elyse Fenton --shortlist  [poetry]
One Eye'd Leigh by Katharine Kilalea
Shore Ordered Ocean by Dora Malech
Cailleach by Leanne O'Sullivan
American Volunteers by Johnny Mayer
The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton --shortlist
In This Way I Was Saved by Brian DeLeeuw
The Road to the Sea by Ciara Hegarty
And This Is True by Emilie Mackie --shortlist
Family Planning by Karan Mahajan --shortlist
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed --shortlist
The Still Point by Amy Sackville
The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Scottish Book of the Year (1982-2010)

The Scottish Book of the Year [accessed 12/3/10) award was established in 1982 and is open to authors of Scottish descent or living in Scotland, or for a book by anyone which deals with a Scottish topic.  Website has some information going back to 1958 which could yet be added to this post....

James Robertson won the £30,000 (US$46,714) Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year award for his novel And the Land Lay Still, which "examines the cultural changes in Scotland between the Second World War and the founding of the Scottish Parliament, and how the aspirations of many Scots for a socialist Britain gave way to a resurgent nationalism and a greater demand for home rule," the Scotsman reported.

At the Loch of the Green Corrie by Andrew Greig, published by Quercus
Dunsinane by David Greig, published by Faber and Fabe
Da Happie Laand by Alan Jamieson, published by Luath Press
Gormshuil an Righ by Fionnlagh Macleoid, published by Ur-sgeul
Hamish Henderson: v. 2: Poetry Becomes People (1954-2002) by Timothy Neat, published by Birlinn
Rain by Don Paterson, published by Faber and Faber
Adam Smith, An Enlightened Life by Nick Phillipson, published by Penguin
And the Land Lay Still by James Robertson -- Winner!  [TJ's writer-intern]
The Stars in the Bright Sky by Alan Warner, published by Jonathan Cape

Past information from Wikipedia, accessed 12/3/10
The Saltire Society awards the following literary awards:
Scottish Book of the Year
Scottish First Book of the Year
Scottish History Book of the Year
Scottish Research Book of the Year

Scottish Book of the Year
1982 - Lanark by Alasdair Gray
1983 -
Collected Poems by Derick Thompson
Poems of Thirty Years by Edwin Morgan
1984 -
God and the Poets: The Gifford Lectures by David Daiches
Intimate Voices: Slected Works by Tom Leonard
1985 - Collected Poems by Norman MacCaig
1986 -
A Question of Loyalties by Allan Massie
A Storm From Paradise by Stuart Hood
1987 - The Stories of Muriel Spark by Muriel Spark
1988 -
Games with Shadows by Neal Ascherson
The Enchanted Glass: Britain and its Monarchy by Tom Nairn
1989 - A Question of Loyalties, Allan Massie
1990 - O Choille gu Bearradh/ From Wood to Ridge, Sorley MacLean
1991 - Scottish Art: 1460-1990, Duncan MacMillan
1992 - Collected Poems, Iain Critchton Smith
1993 - Robert Burns - A Biography, James A. Mackay
1994 - Beside the Ocean of Time, George Mackay Brown
1995 - The Black Sea, Neal Ascherson
1996 - The Kiln by William McIlvanney
1997 - Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
1998 - The Sopranos by Alan Warner
1999 - Pursuits by George Bruce
2000 - The Lantern Bearers by Ronald Frame
2001 - Medea by Liz Lochhead
2002 - Clara by Janice Galloway (based on the life of Clara Schumann)
2003 - Joseph Knight by James Robertson
2004 - In Another Light by Andrew Greig
2005 - Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
2006 - A Lie About My Father by John Burnside
2007 - Day by A. L. Kennedy
2008 - Kieron Smith, boy by James Kelman
2009 - The Bard: Robert Burns, a Biography', by Robert Crawford
2010 - 'And The Land Lay Still', byJames Robertson

Scottish First Book of the Year
This is awarded to an author who has not previously published a book.
1988 - The Richt Noise by Raymond Vettese
1989 - Cells of Knowledge, Sian Hayton
1990 - The Ballad of Sawney Bain, Harry Tait
1991 - Night Geometry And The Garscadden Trains by A. L. Kennedy
1992 - Adoption Papers by Jackie Kay
1995 - Free Love and Other Stories by Ali Smith
1996 - Slattern by Kate Clanchy
1997 - A Painted Field by Robin Robertson
1998 - The Pied Piper’s Poison by Christopher Wallace and Two Clocks Ticking by Dennis O'Donnell
1999 - Some Rain Must Fall by Michael Faber
2000 - The Rising Sun by Douglas Galbraith
2001 - In the Blue House by Meaghan Delahunt
2002 - Burns the Radical by Liam McIlvanney and The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh
2003 - Ath - Aithne by Martainn Mac an t-Saoir
2004 - Stargazing by Peter Hill
2005 - Amande's Bed by John Aberdein
2006 - George Mackay Brown The Life by Maggie Fergusson
2007 - Fresh - A novel by Mark McNay
2008 - The Good Mayor, Andrew Nicoll
2009 - The Tin-Kin by Eleanor Thom
2010 - 'The History of Orkney Literature' by [(Simon Hall)
2010 - 'The Death of Lomond Friel' by [(Sue Peebles)]

Scottish History Book of the Year (incomplete)
2002 - The Culture of Protestantism in Early Modern Scotland, Margo Todd
2003 - Adventurers and Exiles, Marjory Harper
2004 - David II, Michael Penman
2005 - Native Lordships in Medieval Scotland The Earldoms of Strathearn and Lennox. C, 1140 - 1365, Cynthia J. Neville
2006 - Scotland's Historic Heraldry, Bruce A. McAndrew
2007 - The Scots and the Union, Christopher A. Whatley,
2008 - From Pictland to Alba 789 -1070, Alex Woolf,
2009 - A History of Scottish Philosophy, Alexander Broadie
[edit]Scottish Research Book of the Year [7]
1998 - The Edinburgh History of the Scots Language, Charles Jones
1999 - The Poems of William Dunbar (Volumes I & II), Priscilla Bawcutt
2000 -
Jessie Kesson, Writing her Life, Isobel Murray
The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, William Donaldson
2001 - The Scottish Book Trade 1500-1720, Alastair J Mann
2002 - Sorley Maclean/ Poems to Eimhir, Christopher Whyte
2003 - The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, Emily B Lyle & Katherine Campbell
2004 - The Last of England?, Randall Stevenson
2005 - Weights and Measures In Scotland, RD Connor and ADC Simpson Ed A Morrison-Low
2006 - Dùthchas Nan Gàidheal Selected Essays of John MacInnes, Michael Newton
2007 - Scotland's Books; The Penguin History of Scottish Literature, Robert Crawford
2008 - Scott's Shadow -The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh, Ian Duncan,
2009 - Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary: With additional material from A Thesaurus of Old English, Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon, '

Homecoming Book of the Year award
This was awarded for the first time in 2009
2009 - A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir, Donald Worster

Guardian First Book Award (1999-2010)

From Guardian.co.uk accessed 9/4/10

2010 longlist:
Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt
Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman
Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto by Maile Chapman
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed

Bomber County: The Lost Airmen of World War Two by Daniel Swift (Hamish Hamilton)
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz (Portobello)
Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination... by Alexandra Harris --Winner!
Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir by Basharat Peer

The Floating Man by Katharine Towers

The 2009 longlist:
The Secret Lives of Buildings by Edward Hollis
Direct Red by Gabriel Weston
The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
A Swamp Full of Dollars by Michael Peel
The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah -- Winner!
The Missing by Siân Hughes

Previous Winners:
Guardian First Book Award winners and shortlisted books

* 1999 Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

* 2000 Zadie Smith, White Teeth

* 2001 Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, graphic novel
o Miranda Carter, Anthony Blunt: His Lives biography
o David Edmonds and John Eidinow, Wittgenstein's Poker, non-fiction
o Glen David Gold, Carter Beats The Devil, fiction
o Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room, fiction

* 2002 Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
o Alexandra Fuller, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
o Hari Kunzru, The Impressionist
o Oliver Morton, Mapping Mars
o Sandra Newman, The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done

* 2003 Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind
o Monica Ali, Brick Lane
o DBC Pierre, Vernon God Little
o Paul Broks, Into the Silent Land
o Anna Funder, Stasiland

* 2004 Armand Marie Leroi, Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of Human Body
o Matthew Hollis, Ground Water (Bloodaxe)
o David Bezmozgis Natasha and Other Stories (Cape)
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 
Rory Stewart The Places in Between

* 2005 Alexander Masters, Stuart: A Life Backwards
o Reza Aslan, No god but God
o Richard Benson, The Farm
o Suketu Mehta, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
o Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Sightseeing

* 2006 Yiyun Li, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
o Lorraine Adams, Harbor
o Clare Allan, Poppy Shakespeare
o Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men
o Carrie Tiffany, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

* 2007 Dinaw Mengestu , Children of the Revolution
o Tahmima Anam, A Golden Age
o Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City
o Rosemary Hill, God's Architect
Catherine O'Flynn, What Was Lost

* 2008 Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century
Mohammed Hanif, A Case of Exploding Mangoes
Owen Matthews, Stalin's Children
Ross Raisin, God's Own Country
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole