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Thu, 03 May 2012 12:54
It's been a very difficult decision but congratulations to Milda from Sweden for her picture 'Joys of Life' who we have chosen as the winner of a great Nikon SLR. Many thanks to Frommers Travel Guides for sponsoring the prize and many, many thanks to all of you who sent us many, many great photos.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:16
We have a competition running at the moment to win a trip to India. It's one of our best ever. We thought it would be nice to highlight some Indian literature to compliment the competition but it's actually quite difficult to find contemporary Indian writers, in print, in translation and available. But we have put together a nice little list of classical Sanskrit epics alongside more recent Poetry and fiction.
Of course, it would be remiss of us not to mention the great Indian writing in English that include such well known names as Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Rohinton Mistry, Vikram Chandra, Vikas Swarup, Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri, Aravind Adiga and Gita Mehta.
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:49
So, you've got the weekend to look forward to. A little time to yourself. Something to read maybe? How about these offers from the Diagram prize?
All fine selections in line to win the Oddest Book Title of the Year!
Maybe you can find something even more odd from the Book Depository vaults?
Let us know in the comments below and we'll grab a few books lying around the office as a prize for the BD Most Oddest Ever Title in the World!
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 08:52
This Monday coming, the winner is announced for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize. Those of you within reach of London's South Bank can hear nine of the ten shortlisted poets reading from their work. It's at the Royal Festival Hall and tickets are still available.
The shortlist contains collections by Simon Armitage (last year's chair of the judges), Annie Freud, John Haynes, Seamus Heaney, Pascale Petit, Robin Robertson, Fiona Sampson, Brian Turner, Derek Walcott and Sam Willetts.
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:31
The Costa Book Awards shortlist winners have been announced:
First Novel Award - Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai In a small town in the heart of India, a young girl is found tied to a bed inside a townhouse where thirteen people lie dead. The girl is alive, but she has been beaten and abused. She is held in the local prison, awaiting interrogation for the murders she is believed by the local people to have committed.
Novel Award - The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell A gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, this is a tour de force from one of our best loved novelists.
Poetry Award - Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott Offers a collection of poems that explores the nature of change - in the body and the natural world, and in the shifting relationships between people.
Children's Book Award - Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace Zimbabwe, 1980s The war is over, independence has been won and Robert Mugabe has come to power offering hope, land and freedom to black Africans. It is the end of the Old Way and the start of a promising new era. For Robert Jacklin, it's all new: new continent, new country, new school.
Biography Award - The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal A memoir that traces the network of a remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. It tells the story of a unique collection which passed from hand to hand - and which, in a twist of fate, found its way home to Japan.
The double espresso, skinny, mocha-latte, vanilla winner of winners is announced on Tuesday 25th January 2011...
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