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ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

 

Do you know any “Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity?”

If so, please nominate them for the new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity, handed out by the American Library Association:

Th[is] award, which ALA intends to present at its Annual Conference, recognizes a librarian who “has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact.” It will be given annually to a deserving librarian…

via ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity | News & Press Center.

2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the annual National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Award have been announced.

Fiction

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via The Millions : 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced.

Information is Beautiful Awards Winners 2012

The world’s first open contest to celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art.

And here are the winners for 2012:

Data Journalism

Gold: CNN Home & Away, Stamen


Silver: Government Spending, Guardian data and graphics teams
Bronze: Metallica on StageDeniz Cem ÖnduyguAmaç Herdağdelen, Eser Aygün

Interactive Visualisation

Gold: Notabilia, Moritz Stefaner, Dario Taraborelli, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia

Silver: The American Energy Spectrum, Hyperakt, Deroy Peraza, Eric Fensterhei
Bronze: Evolution of Web, Hyperakt, Deroy Peraza, Eric Fensterhei

Data Visualisation

Gold: Information graphics in context, Peter Ørntoft

Silver: Look at the sky, Carla Fernandez / Arce
Bronze: Lunar calendar, Dimitre Lima

Infographic/Infodesign

Gold: Cover mania, Michele Mauri


Silver: Envisioning emerging technology for 2012 and Beyond, Michell Zappa
Bronze: Paulo Estriga CV, Paulo Estriga

Motion Infographic

Gold: Afghanistan – What is the true cost of war?, Peter Jeffs, Tom Stevenson


Silver: Stuxnet: Anatomy of a virus, Patrick Clair, Scott Mitchell
Bronze: Economist – The Seventh Billion, Economist.com team

Tool or Website

Gold: The Antimap, Trent Brooks


Silver: FF Chartwell, Travis Kochel and FontFont
Bronze: Gephi, Mathieu Bastian, Sébastien Heymann, Mathieu Jacomy

Special Awards

Studio Award:

Hyperakt

Best Individual Contribution:

Moritz Stefaner

Student Award:

Timeline of the Universe, Omid Kashan

Corporate Award:

The Interactive UK Energy Consumption Guide, Epiphany Search (Gaz Battersby and Bryan James)

Information Art:

Judges’ note: Regrettably the entries did not meet the necessary standards.

Community Award

Metallica on Stage, Deniz Cem Önduygu, Amaç Herdağdelen, Eser Aygün


Challenge Winner, infodesign

The Top Most Profitable Movies of 2001 Across 22 Story Types, Cristina Vanko

Challenge Winner, interactive

Budgets Big and Small, Daniel Leventhal

Ultimate Award – Most Beautiful

CNN Home & Away, Stamen

 

 

Information is Beautiful Awards Winners! – Information Is Beautiful Awards.

‘Open City’ wins PEN/Hemingway

“Open City” by Teju Cole has won the 2012 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction.

“Written in a deceptively quiet voice, Teju Cole’s remarkable and penetrating debut novel achieves what Kafka said art should; it chops the frozen sea within us,” said novelist and PEN award judge Andre Dubus III, quoted in a press release.

The award finalists are Amy Waldman for “The Submission” and Stephanie Powell Watts for “We Are Taking Only What We Need” (BkMk Press). BkMk Press is based in Kansas City at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Two writers will receive honorable mention: Marjorie Hudson for “Accidental Birds of the Carolinas” and Chad Harbach for “The Art of Fielding.”

via ‘Open City’ wins PEN/Hemingway.

2011 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

2011 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced:

Fiction

Nonfiction

 

2011 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced (via The Millions)