Posts tagged “awards”
April 3, 2012
” In Rebel Bookseller: How To Improvise Your Own Indie Store And Beat Back The Chains, Laties tells how he got started, how he kept going, and what his beliefs are of the future of independent bookselling. It’s a great primer for those looking to start their own independent bookstore, and is a must-read for anyone in the book industry.”
January 6, 2012
“A brilliant juxtaposition of old-timey Mongolia, with flashback snippets of marauding hordes overtaking everything in their path, and modern-day Mongolia — a devastated victim of Soviet rule and withdrawal, desperately trying to claw its way into the twentieth century.”
March 16, 2010
Howard Zinn has been posthumously awarded the 2010 Ridenhour Prize for Courage, “presented to an individual in recognition of his or her courageous and life-long defense of the public interest and passionate commitment to social justice.” Past recipients have included Gloria Steinem, Bill Moyers, Daniel Ellsberg, and former President Jimmy Carter. From the Ridenhour website:
Howard Zinn is awarded The Ridenhour Courage Prize for his determination to showcase the hidden heroes of social movements throughout history, his refusal to accept the history of only the powerful and victorious, his steadfast belief in the potential for a better world, his unflinching moral stance on fighting whatever he perceived was wrong in society, his fight to inspire students to believe that together they could make democracy come alive, and, in the words of his former student Alice Walker, “his way with resistance.”
Again — forever — congratulations to Howard Zinn for his life and work.
January 20, 2010
Hearty congratulations to Marcus Ewert, Rex Ray, and young Bailey for 10,000 Dresses, which has just been named a Stonewall Honor Book in the Children’s and Young Adult Literature category by the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Awards Committee. See the press release here — and if you haven’t already, take a look at the book itself from Seven Stories.
October 2, 2009
According to Reuters, Assia Djebar is among the top three contenders for the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, along with Israeli novelist Amos Oz and American novelist and short story writer Joyce Carol Oates. The prize will be announced next Thursday.
For those not already acquainted with Assia Djebar, start with her titles published by Seven Stories Press:
Algerian White — A blend of fiction and memoir, tracing the history of radicalism in Algeria through the eyes of writers and thinkers murdered, but not silenced, by the regime.
The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry — Conversations between Djebar and ordinary Algerians encountered on the streets of Paris grow into intensely-detailed stories that blend the anti-female violence of modern fundamentalist Algeria with the rich, heightened themes of classical Arab literature.
So Vast the Prison — The story of a modern Algerian woman in a male-dominated society, played against the bloody history of Carthage in its decline.
April 29, 2009
April 23, 2009
Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored since 1996 and co-editor with Dennis Loo of Impeach the President, has just been named the recipient of the 2009 Dallas Smythe Award from the Union for Democratic Communications.
April 2, 2009
March 17, 2009
March 17, 2009
10,000 Dresses and Live Through This have both been listed as finalists in the Lambda Literary Foundation‘s 21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Congratulations to Marcus, Rex, Sabrina, and every one of the contributors to Live Through This, and we’ll be waiting to toast your victory at the awards ceremony on the 26th of May.