Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageOld Heart: Poems

    Stanley Plumly

    Stanley Plumly's masterful eighth collection--wherein he confronts and celebrates mortality--was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry.More

  2. Book ImageSomeone Knows My Name: A Novel

    Lawrence Hill

    Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. "Wonderfully written...populated by vivid characters and rendered in fascinating detail."—Nancy Kline, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  3. Book ImageSir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Simon Armitage

    A New Verse Translation

    "Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageEden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

    John Matteson

    "An amazing story [told] with clarity and intelligence ... colorful and insightful."—Martin Rubin, Los Angeles TimesMore

  5. Book ImageThe Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies

    Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. Wilson

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants render the extraordinary lives of the social insects in this visually spectacular volume.More

  6. Book ImageTo the Heart of the Storm

    Will Eisner

    An extraordinary autobiography story from a legend in American comics.More

  7. Book ImageThe Name of the Game

    Will Eisner

    Four extraordinary autobiographical stories from a legend in American comics.More

  8. Book ImageThe Discovery of France: A Historical Geography

    Graham Robb

    "A witty, engaging narrative style....[Robb's] approach is particularly engrossing."—New York Times Book Review, front-page reviewMore

  9. Book ImageThe Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    "A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  10. Book ImageCultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts

    Clive James

    "I can't remember when I've learned as much from something I've read—or laughed as much while doing it."—Jacob Weisberg, SlateMore

  11. Book ImageGraphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative

    Will Eisner

    "There isn't a comics artists alive who hasn't benefited from Will Eisner's masterful work and formidable wisdom."—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding ComicsMore

  12. Book ImageHouse Lights: A Novel

    Leah Hager Cohen

    “Tantalizing ... captivating ... provocative.”—BooklistMore

  13. Book ImageThe Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

    Robyn Meredith

    "A comprehensive primer on the development of these Asian tigers."—Noam Lupu, San Francisco ChronicleMore

  14. Book ImageForever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters

    James M. Tabor

    Winner of the 2007 Banff Mountain Festival Book Awards Grand Prize (The Phyllis & Don Munday Award): "A riveting account of a long-ago mountaineering disaster."—TimeMore

  15. Book ImageGoing Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign

    Michael K. Honey

    The definitive history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade.More

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