Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageThe Post-American World

    Fareed Zakaria

    “Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” —Boston Sunday GlobeMore

  2. Book ImageGumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

    Sara Roahen

    “Makes you want to spend a week—immediately—in New Orleans.” —Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Wall Street JournalMore

  3. Book ImageClimate Change: Picturing the Science

    Gavin Schmidt, Joshua Wolfe, Jeffrey D. Sachs

    An unprecedented union of scientific analysis and stunning photography illustrating the effects of climate change on the global ecosystem.More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageTo the Heart of the Storm

    Will Eisner

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

  10. Book ImageThe Name of the Game

    Will Eisner

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageHouse Lights: A Novel

    Leah Hager Cohen

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

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