Awards & Prizes

Benny and Penny’ tops 2010 Geisel awards list of best books for beginners

Books | ‘Benny and Penny’ tops 2010 Geisel awards list of best books for beginners | Seattle Times Newspaper: A list of recipients of the Geisel Award for beginning readers: “The award, presented annually by the American Library Association, is named for the man better known as Dr. Seuss.”

Books | Colum McCann novel wins national award for fiction

Books | Colum McCann novel wins national award for fiction | Seattle Times Newspaper: The Associated Press, via the Seattle Times, reports on the National Book Awards. McCann’s novel Let the Great World Spin took the fiction prize, and T.J. Stiles’s The First Tycoon, a biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, won for nonfiction. Also a winner …

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American Publishers and Foreign Languages at the Frankfurt Book Fair

American Publishers and Foreign Languages at the Frankfurt Book Fair – NYTimes.com: As a follow-up to several previous posts about the recent announcement of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Motoko Rich, writing from the Frankfurt Book Fair, explains why most Americans had never heard of the winner: Although there are exceptions among the big publishing …

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The Best Foreign Books You’ve Never Heard Of : NPR

The Best Foreign Books You’ve Never Heard Of : NPR: French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday. If most Americans have never heard of this accomplished author of more than 30 novels, essays and story collections, perhaps it’s because there is so little emphasis on international books in the …

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