Two of Janklow & Nesbit’s authors have received nominations for the 2017 Wellcome Prize longlist: Adam Rutherford for A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, and Ed Yong for his debut I Contain Multitudes.
Keggie Carew’s remarkable debut Dadland: A Journey Into Unchartered Territory has won the Costa Biography Award 2016. The book was hailed as “hilarious and heartbreaking” by the judges.
Keggie grew up under the spell of an unorthodox, enigmatic father. An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wits and dazzling charm. But these were not always enough to sustain a family.
Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton’s Football School: Where Football Explains the World has been selected for the shortlist of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 for the Best Book with Facts category. The shortlist contains three titles in total, with another three titles in the Best Story category.
The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children since 2000.
Keggie Carew’s debut, Dadland, has been selected for the Biography category shortlist for this year’s Costa Book Awards. The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book - with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year, announced at an awards ceremony in London in January.
Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec’s stunning book Dear Data is a 2016 finalist for Graphic Design & Data Vizualization in the Innovation by Design Awards.
This year’s entries represented an astonishingly strong survey of innovation around the globe—over 1,700 designs. Of those, only 321 finalists were crowned. Each of those projects represent what’s best about design today: Big ideas, meticulously thought-out details, and a clear viewpoint about how we live now—and how it could be better.
Alex Bellos, author of Snowflake Seashell Star, Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking Glass, was on Saturday night presented with the Dr Katharine Giles Science blog award for his blog, Adventures in Numberland. The award was presented by the Association of British Science Writers at the Blue Dot festival at the Jodrell Bank observatory in Cheshire.
Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library is awarded for an entire body of work rather than an individual book. Elly Griffiths is the author of the Dr Ruth Galloway series of forensic archaeology mysteries and the Stephens & Mephisto series, and her work has consistently received critical acclaim.
Sunjeev Sahota’s Booker-shortlisted The Year of the Runaways was honoured with the Literature prize at Sunday’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Now celebrating their 20th anniversary, the awards are presented annually to “the very best of British culture and achievement.”