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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.
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 03:24
We have a winner for our New Naturalist competition. We asked you to send us a photograph of you (or a friend) reading in the wild, reading next to nature, being in nature and reading! We had lots of great entries which you can see here but we had to pick one and here it is:
Well done Tom Blake from Western Australia! This is a photograph of his girlfriend reading in the Sri Lankan highlands. Looks pretty idyllic to us.
On their way to you is a beautiful box set from the New Naturalist Library of ten superb books, a gorgeous Corbet and Brooksbook volume on dragonflies in a handsome slipcase, and 4 Collins nature books (Collins Bird Guide, Collins Butterfly Guide, Collins Tree Guide and a Collins Flower Guide). Altogether, the prize is worth over a 1000 pounds!
Thanks to everybody who took the time to enter and keep an eye out for our other great competitions.
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