The latest winners of the European Prizes for Literature, each worth €5,000, were announced at London Book Fair yesterday.
The winners are:
- Carolina Schutti (Austria);
- Luka Bekavac (Croatia);
- Gaëlle Josse (France);
- Edina Szvoren (Hungary);
- Donal Ryan (Ireland);
- Lorenzo Amurri (Italy);
- Undine Radzeviciute (Lithuania);
- Ida Hegazi Høyer (Norway);
- Magdalena Parys (Poland);
- David Machado (Portugal);
- Svetlana Žuchová (Slovakia);
- Sara Stridsberg (Sweden).
Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “This is the only book award dedicated to the best up-and-coming authors from all over Europe, regardless of their country of origin or language. With this prize and our continued support for translations of literary works, we are helping literature cross borders and enabling readers to enjoy the wealth of writing talent we have. This is crucial: literature opens the mind, allowing us to come closer together and understand each other better, which is now more vital than ever.”
via Publishers Weekly (London Book Fair coverage)
Phil Klay has won the Fiction award for his book Redeployment from The Penguin Press/Penguin Group (USA).
Evan Osnos has won the Nonfiction award for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Louise Gluck won the Poetry award for Faithful and Virtuous Night from Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
The Young People’s Literature award went to Jacqueline Woodson for Brown Girl Dreaming from Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan.
via National Book Award Winners for 2014 – GalleyCat.
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:
Gold: CNN Home & Away, Stamen
Silver: Government Spending, Guardian data and graphics teams
Bronze: Metallica on Stage, Deniz Cem Önduygu, Amaç Herdağdelen, Eser Aygün
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
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
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
Best Individual Contribution:
Timeline of the Universe, Omid Kashan
The Interactive UK Energy Consumption Guide, Epiphany Search (Gaz Battersby and Bryan James)
Judges’ note: Regrettably the entries did not meet the necessary standards.
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.
The winners were:
* Best Novel (1813 ballots): Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)
* Best Novella (1467 ballots): The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
* Best Novelette (1469 ballots): “The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)
* Best Short Story (1597 ballots): “For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)
* Best Related Work (1220 ballots): Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)
* Best Graphic Story (1263 ballots) Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (1755 ballots): Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (1466 ballots): Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
* Best Editor, Short Form (983 ballots): Sheila Williams
* Best Editor, Long Form (898 ballots): Lou Anders
* Best Professional Artist (1304 ballots): Shaun Tan
* Best Semiprozine (1112 ballots): Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker
* Best Fanzine (870 ballots): The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon
* Best Fan Writer (814 ballots): Claire Brialey
* Best Fan Artist (993 ballots): Brad W. Foster
* John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1138 ballots): Lev Grossman
Hugo winners, 2011 – Boing Boing.