Date posted: 23 December 08
In its Christmas issue, the New Statesman calls the Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize one of ’30 reasons to celebrate in 2009′. It joins, amongst others, the new American administration, the convention on cluster munitions, fourth generation biofuels, mammoth cloning, justice for the Ghurkhas, action on climate change and the closure of Guantanamo Bay. The New Statesman said:
‘For months, the judges of this major new book prize have been working their way through piles of fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose. “There are numerous book prizes, yet none that specifically celebrates one of the best things non-fiction books give us: ideas”, points out Julian Baggini, one of the judges.’
The New Statesman also had the publication of Graham Farmelo’s new book on Paul Dirac, the Bristol-born and educated physicist, as another reason to celebrate in 2009.
Click here to read more about the Book Prize.
Click here for the New Statesman’s full list of ’30 reasons to celebrate in 2009′.
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