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2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

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



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


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:


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:




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

Shortlist for Arabic fiction prize released

The 2012 shortlist for the International Arabic Fiction Prize has been released… which is worth $50,000 and an English translation and publication to the winning author.

The nominated books are:

The Unemployed by Nasser Iraq
Toy of Fire by Bashir Mufti
The Vagrant by Jabbour Douaihy
The Druze of Belgrade by Rabee Jaber
The Women of al-Basatin by Habib Selmi
Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge by Ezzedine Choukri Fishere

Shortlist for Arabic fiction prize released – The National.