Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageSerious Men: A Novel

    Manu Joseph

    A poignant, bitingly funny Indian satire and love story set in a scientific institute and in Mumbai’s humid tenements.More

  2. Book ImageEarly Collected Poems: 1965-1992

    Gerald Stern

    “Stern’s unadorned craftsmanship has few rivals in American letters.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  3. Book ImageThe Art and Politics of Science

    Harold Varmus

    A Nobel Prize–winning cancer biologist, leader of major scientific institutions, and scientific adviser to President Obama reflects on his remarkable career.More

  4. Book ImageThe Great Perhaps: A Novel

    Joe Meno

    “This ambitious, adventurous writer . . . recalls Anton Chekhov with his amused appreciation of human foibles.”—Wendy Smith, Chicago TribuneMore

  5. Book ImagePalestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

    Saree Makdisi, Alice Walker

    “A compelling account . . . and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice.”—Desmond M. TutuMore

  6. Book ImageOpal Sunset: Selected Poems, 1958-2008

    Clive James

    “A generous helping of [James’s] very best, guaranteed to lift the spirit and raise the eyebrow.”—Billy CollinsMore

  7. Book ImageSomewhere Towards the End: A Memoir

    Diana Athill

    Winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography and a New York Times bestseller: a prize-winning, critically acclaimed memoir on life and aging —“An honest joy to read” (Alice Munro).More

  8. Book ImageIn Other Rooms, Other Wonders

    Daniyal Mueenuddin

    Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. “The rural rootedness and gentle humour of R.K. Narayan with the literary sophistication and stylishness of Jhumpa Lahiri.”—Financial TimesMore

  9. Book ImageMichelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs

    Deborah Willis, Emily Bernard

    A stunning, visual biography of Michelle Obama that finally puts her phenomenal fame into a cultural and historical context we can all understand.More

  10. Book ImagePanic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

    Michael Lewis

    The New York Times bestseller: A masterful account of today’s money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe.More

  11. Book ImageDelta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

    Ted Gioia

    “The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMore

  12. Book ImageThe Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    One of Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.More

  13. Book ImageWaste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

    Tristram Stuart

    The true cost of what the global food industry throws away.More

  14. Book ImageLove Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure

    Anna Thomas

    Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year, Healthy Focus: delicious recipes for vegetarian soups from the author of “the most influential cookbooks in the history of modern vegetarian cuisine” (Chicago Sun-Times).More

  15. Book ImageThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “[A] commanding and important book.”—Jill Lepore, The New YorkerMore

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