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And the Winner Is...
Each fall we keep our eye on some of our favorite book awards, including the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, the Man Booker Prize and of course, the Nobel prize for literature. Here are this year's winners, ready to be added to your list of books to read this season: Down to the Sea in Ships. In this vivid meditation on the unforgiving ocean and the age-old business of international shipping, writer Horatio Clare climbs aboard a container ship as writer-in-residence. His beautiful and terrifying narrative presents a largely unrecorded world in which crews battle pirates, withstand battering waves and endure backbreaking labor. A profoundly human portrait of the oceans and industrial commerce.
And the Winner is...
It's that time of year again, when the international literary community bestows honors upon its favored authors. This year’s Nobel Prize for Literature went to the French writer Patrick Modiano, "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” Suspended Sentences, Three Novellas. Although originally published separately, Patrick Modiano's three novellas (Afterimage, Suspended Sentences and Flowers of Ruin) form a single, compelling whole.