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The Urban Bestiary is a 2014 Orion Book Award finalist!

April 23, 2014

Lyanda Lynn Haupt's The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild (Little, Brown, 2013) is a nonfiction finalist for the 2014 Orion Book Award!

Winners will be announced in May.

"The challenge of our time is the movement from rural villages to big cities where nature seems gone. Haupt's brilliant book restores nature in our lives and uplifts that relationship with stories full of wonder, awe and love." -David Suzuki, author of The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

Posted by waleslit on April 23, 2014  |  Permalink

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Washington State Book Awards Winner: The Rocks Don't Lie by David Montgomery

September 16, 2013

The 2013 Washington State Book Awards were announced last week. David Montgomery's The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood (W.W. Norton, 2012) won the history/general nonfiction category. Congratulations, David!

According to the Seattle Times, there will be a party celebrating this year's winners at the Richard Hugo House on October 3rd.

Posted by waleslit on September 16, 2013  |  Permalink

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Lucia Perillo Shortlisted for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize

July 12, 2013

Lucia Perillo's Happiness is a Chemical in the Brain (Norton, 2012) is on the shortlist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.

This prize is awarded to " author whose debut work—a first novel or coll...ection of short stories published in 2012—represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise."

Congratulations, Lucia!


Posted by waleslit on July 12, 2013  |  Permalink

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Lucia Perillo Awarded 2013 Shelley Memorial Award

April 17, 2013

The Poetry Society of America picked Lucia Perillo for their 2013 Shelley Memorial Award, which is "...presented annually to a living American poet selected with reference to his or her genius..." She shares the honor with Martin Espada.

A concise but excellent write-up of Lucia's artistic accomplishments is up on the Poetry Society's website, accessible here.

Congratulations, Lucia!

Posted by waleslit on April 17, 2013  |  Permalink

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"That Smell," an essay by Lucia Perillo

March 20, 2013

In celebration of Lucia Perillo's 2013 Pacific Northwest Book Award, NW Book Lovers shares her essay "That Smell."

 Here is a quick taste:


It’s unlikely that I ever visited a bookstore as a kid. My parents were too molded by that great trauma of their youths, the depression, to buy four children’s- worth of books. Especially not when we had a perfectly good public library.

Though I will get around to bookstores, I want to talk first about this library because of the sensual beauty of it. Set in an old building on top of the police station, you accessed it by climbing almost a full flight of stone steps, which there were wide stone banisters on both sides of, wide enough for a child to sit on, though the stone was not slippery. You had to use your feet to creep downhill.

All the details flood me now, with such clarity! More steps inside the building, turn right you could pay the bill for your garbage pick-up or your property tax, turn left and you stepped into the library with its creaky wooden floor.

The complete essay is available on the NW Book Lovers site.

Posted by waleslit on March 20, 2013  |  Permalink

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Leela Corman is a 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist

February 22, 2013

The 2012 LA Times Book Prize committee picked Leela Corman as a finalist for her graphic novel, Unterzakhn (Schocken/Pantheon, 2012).

Congratulations, Leela!

Winners in each category will be announced on April 19. The LA Times has a feature about this  year's finalists here.

Posted by waleslit on February 22, 2013  |  Permalink

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It Gets Better Wins the Governors Award

September 7, 2012

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors awarded the "It Gets Better" project their 2012 Governors Award this year.

From an article in Deadline:

“The It Gets Better Project is a great example of strategically, creatively and powerfully utilizing the media to educate and inspire,” said [Bruce] Rosenblum. “This is television moving well beyond the traditional physical set in the viewer’s living room to the intimacy of the monitor, laptop, tablet or mobile device and delivering the ideal mix of inspiration and creativity to affect awareness and, ultimately, change. The Academy is proud to celebrate the success the Project is already having on LGBT youth, and, to hopefully, drive more visibility for this important cause.”

Such an honor for Dan Savage, Terry Miller, and all the other hundreds of contributors! We are glad to see the project continue to move people, on YouTube, in book form, on MTV and elsewhere.


Posted by waleslit on September 7, 2012  |  Permalink

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