2010 Hans Christian Andersen Awards Shortlist

The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) announces the 2010 Shortlist

Five authors and five illustrators have been selected from 55 candidates submitted by 32 national sections of IBBY for the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award. The award, considered the most prestigious in international children’s literature, is given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made lasting contributions to children’s literature. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 23rd at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

The five short-listed authors in alphabetical order are:

·       Ahmad Reza Ahmadi from Iran

·       David Almond from the United Kingdom

·       Bartolomeu Campos de Queiros from Brazil

·       Lennart Hellsing from Sweden

·       Louis Jensen from Denmark

Ahmad Reza Ahmadi‘s fascinating short stories speak poetically about humanity, love, nature and peace for children and young adults. David Almond‘s works are deeply philosophical novels that appeal to children and adults alike, and encourage readers by his use of magic realism. Bartolomeu Campos de Queiros as an author of poetic prose and playful poetry is highly admired for his commitment to beauty and art. Lennart Hellsing is an outstanding poet, who shares the pleasure of language through his mastery of rhythm, word games and invented words.  Louis Jensen is a powerful storyteller and entertainer who combines magic and reality.

The five short-listed illustrators in alphabetical order are:

·       Jutta Bauer from Germany

·       Carll Cneut from Belgium

·       Etienne Delessert from Switzerland

·       Svjetlan Junakovic from Croatia

·       Roger Mello from Brazil

Jutta Bauer creates a harmony between the verbal and visual language, using a philosophical approach in her originality and creativity.  Carll Cneut‘s amazing works powerfully narrate stories in his highly recognizable visual language. As a pioneer of modern picture books, Etienne Delessert‘s impact on many great illustrators around the world can be recognized.  His blending of magic and realism, grotesque and close-ups, has created a distinctive style. Svjetlan Junakovic presents beautiful compositions that are expressive and emotional, while at the same time playful, imaginative and evocative. Roger Mello’s world is a rich spectrum of techniques, imagination, colour and inspiration that is considered innovative, fascinating and intriguing.

A full list of candidates can be found at www.ibby.org.

The ten members of the 2010 Jury were led by Jury President Zohreh Ghaeni from Iran. They are: Ernest Bond (USA), Karen Coeman (Mexico), Nadia El Kholy (Egypt), María Jesús Gil (Spain), Jan Hansson (Sweden), Annemie Leysen (Belgium), Darja Mezi-Leskovar (Slovenia), Alicia Salvi (Argentina), Helene Schär (Switzerland) and Regina Zilberman (Brazil). Elda Nogueira from Brazil represented IBBY and Liz Page acted as Jury Secretary.

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Sherman Alexie Receives 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Sherman Alexie’s War Dances (Grove Press) has been selected as  the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.  The announcement was made today by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Susan Richards Shreve and Robert Stone, Co-Chairmen.

The judges—Rilla Askew, Kyoko Mori, and Al Young—considered close to 350 novels and short story collections by American authors published in the US during the 2009 calendar year. Submissions came from over 90 publishing houses, including small
and academic presses. There is no fee for a publisher to submit a book.

The honored book, War Dances, is a collection of structurally inventive pieces on the themes of love, betrayal, familial relationships, race, and class.  The stories are interspersed with poems which refract their themes or topics. About this collection judge Al Young says, “War Dances taps every vein and nerve, every tissue, every issue that quickens the current blood-pulse: parenthood, divorce, broken links, sex, gender and  racial conflict, substance abuse, medical neglect, 9/11, Official Narrative vs. What Really Happened, settler religion vs. native spirituality; marketing, shopping, and war, war, war.  All the heartbreaking ways we don’t live now—this is the caring, eye-opening beauty of  this rollicking, bittersweet gem of a book.”

Winner of a 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and additional honors including, most recently, the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, Sherman Alexie is the author of four novels, three prior short story collections, numerous books of poetry, documentaries, and films. He lives in  Seattle, Washington.

The PEN/Faulkner Award is America’s largest peer juried prize for fiction in the United States.  As winner, Alexie receives $15,000.  Each of the four finalists—Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna (Harper); Lorraine M. López for Homicide Survivors
Picnic And Other Stories (BkMk Press); Lorrie Moore for A Gate at The Stairs (Knopf); and Colson Whitehead for Sag Harbor (Doubleday) —receives $5,000.
Click here to see titles Grendel Books has available, written by PEN/Faulkner Award winning authors.

All five authors will be honored during the 30th anniversary PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library, located at 201 East Capitol Street, SE, on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $100, and can be purchased by phoning the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077, or online at http://www.folger.edu/penfaulkneraward

The PEN/Faulkner Award was first given in 1981. Past winners include last year’s winner Joseph O’Neill and E.L. Doctorow, Ann Patchett, Philip Roth, John Updike, and John Edgar Wideman, among others. A full list of winners is HERE.

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is committed to building audiences for exceptional literature and bringing writers together with their readers.  This mission is accomplished through a reading series at Folger Shakespeare Library by distinguished writers who
have won the respect of readers and writers alike; the PEN/Faulkner Award, the largest peer-juried award for fiction in the United States; the PEN/Malamud Award, honoring excellence in the short story; and the Writers in Schools program, which brings nationally and internationally-acclaimed authors to public high school classrooms in Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Kansas City.

For More Information, visit www.penfaulkner.org

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Scottish Arts Council: Book Awards 2010 Shortlist

Book Awards 2010 Shortlist

Since their establishment in 1972, the Scottish Arts Council Book Awards have recognised and rewarded literary excellence in literary fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction by Scottish authors resident in, or out with, Scotland. In 2009 the book awards were re-branded the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards, to represent a long term sponsorship commitment. The Book of the Year award is worth £30,000, and is the biggest literary prize of its kind in Scotland.

Read more at  Scottish Arts Council – Literature – Book Awards 2010.

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PEN/Faulkner Finalists Announced!

Judges have selected five books published in 2009 as finalists for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction.  The nominees are Sherman Alexie for War Dances (Grove Press); Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna (Harper); Lorraine M. López for Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories (BkMk Press); Lorrie Moore for A Gate at the Stairs (Knopf); and Colson Whitehead for Sag Harbor (Doubleday).  The announcement was made today by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Susan Richards Shreve and Robert Stone, Co-Chairmen.

The judges—Rilla Askew, Kyoko Mori, and Al Young—considered close to 350 novels and short story collections by American authors published in the US during the 2009 calendar year. Submissions came from over 90 publishing houses, including small and academic presses. There is no fee for a publisher to submit a book.

The winner, who will receive $15,000, will be announced on March 23; the four finalists will receive $5,000 each.  In a ceremony that celebrates the winner as “first among equals,” all five authors will be honored during the 30th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library, located at 201 East Capitol Street, SE on Saturday, May 8, at 7pm.  Tickets are $100, and can be purchased by phoning the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077 or online at http://www.penfaulkner.org.

About the selection process, judge Al Young says, “Overwhelmed by book-length stories and storytellers, we three writer-judges had to knuckle down and settle in for some serious summer, fall and winter reading and inner-listening. We managed to come up with five lingering beauties that freshly express the complex ways Americans believe and behave.” (more…)

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1st Edition Treasure Island, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

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Treasure Island.Author Name: (Ralph Steadman) STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Title: Treasure Island.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: London: Harrap Limited, 1985
Illustrator: Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

First edition thus. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. ; 216 pages

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1 (Ralph Steadman) ASHFORD, Daisy and ASHFORD, Angela. Love and Marriage.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1965 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Three stories. Second impression thus. Brief gift inscription on front free endpaper, else very good in a very good, price clipped dust jacket.
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Ralph Steadman) ASHFORD, Daisy. Where Love Lies Deepest.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1966 Hardcover Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
First edition thus. Damp mark on top edge, boards a bit splayed, else good in a very good dust jacket.
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 (Ralph Steadman) CARROLL, Lewis. Alice Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.
NY Clarkson N. Potter 1973 Paperback Very Good
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. First American edition (paperback). Upper corner of front cover is clipped, previous owner’s name on verso of front cover, minor shelf wear, else very good in oversized illustrated wraps.
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 (Ralph Steadman) CARROLL, Lewis. Complete Alice & The Hunting of the Snark.
Topsfield: Salem House, 1987 0881622281 / 9780881622287 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. First American edition. Near fine in a near fine (light foxing on verso), price clipped dust jacket.
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 (Ralph Steadman) CARROLL, Lewis. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
NY Clarkson N. Potter 1974 Paperback Near Fine
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Second printing thus (paperback). Brief gift inscription in upper corner of half-title page, else near fine in oversized illustrated wraps.
Price: 40.00 USD
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View Image 6 (Ralph Steadman) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
London: Harrap Limited, 1985 0245542663 / 9780245542664 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
First edition thus. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. ; 216 pages
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 STEADMAN, Ralph. Dogs Bodies.
NY Paddington Press 1977 0448229757 / 9780448229751 Paperback Near Fine
Illustrated by the author. First edition thus (paperback). Unpaginated (32 pages) pamphlet. Light age toning to covers, else near fine in stapled illustrated wraps.
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 STEADMAN, Ralph. Garibaldi’s Biscuits.
Tarrytown: Marshall Cavendish, 2009 0761455787 / 9780761455783 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket
Illustrated by the author. First American printing. Review copy with slip laid in. Fine in a fine dust jacket.; 32 pages
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9 STEADMAN, Ralph. I, Leonardo.
NY: Summit Books (Simon & Schuster), 1983 0671605712 / 9780671605711 Paperback Very Good
Illustrated by the author. First printing thus (paperback). Minor edge wear, else very good in oblong illustrated wraps.
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 STEADMAN, Ralph. Jones of Colorado.
London Ebury Press, 1995 0091809452 / 9780091809454 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
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