Archive for 2 febbraio 2009

Racconti pakistani: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

2 febbraio 2009

Sta per essere pubblicato “In Other Rooms, Other Wonders” di Daniyal Mueenuddin. Nato da madre americana e padre pakistano Mueenuddin racconta il Pakistan e la sua complessità: i vincoli sociali, la loro lenta dissoluzione, lo shock del cambiamento.

Compralo su!

UK: top ten bestsellers (18-24 gennaio 2009)

2 febbraio 2009

Top 10 paperbacks – fiction

1. “Change of Heart” by Jodi Picoult (Hodder)

2. “When Will There be Good News?” by Kate Atkinson (Transworld Publishers)

3. “Hold Tight” by Harlan Coben (Orion)

4. Friday Nightsby Joanna Trollope (Black Swan)

5. “The Brutal Art” by Jesse Kellerman (Little, Brown)

6. “The Reader” by Bernhard Schlink (Orion)

7. “Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (Transworld Publishers)

8. “Revolutionary Road” by Richard Yates (Vintage)

9. “The Birthing House” by Christopher Ransom (Little, Brown)

10. “The Murder Exchange” by Simon Kernick (Transworld Publishers)

Top 10 paperbacks – non fiction

1. “Dreams from My Father” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

2. “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

3. “The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher” by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury)

4. “Shadows of the Workhouse” by Jennifer Worth (Orion)

5. “Somewhere Towards the End” by Diana Athill (Granta)

6. “Who Runs Britain?” by Robert Peston (Hodder)

7. “A Home for Rose” by Jon Katz (Ebury)

8. “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank (Penguin)

9. “No One Listened” by Isobel and Alex Kerr (Harper)

10. “Marley and Me” by John Grogan (Hodder)

Fonte: The Sunday Times Bestseller List, February 1, 2009

La lista è pubblicata da “The Bookseller”, i dati sono forniti da Nielsen BookScan e si riferiscono alla settimana 18-24 gennaio 2009.

Warwick Prize for Writing

2 febbraio 2009

E’ stata annunciata la lista dei sei finalisti per il Warwick Prize for Writing. Finanziato dall’Università di Warwick, il premio assegnato ogni 2 anni, è dedicato ad opere scritte in lingua inglese su un tema che cambia ogni edizione. Il tema del 2009 è la complessità.

Il vincitore sarà annunciato il 24 febbraio prossimo.

I sei finalisti selezionati dalla giuria:

Mad, Bad and Sad A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800″ Lisa Appignanesi (Little, Brown)

The Art of Political Murder Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?Francisco Goldman (Atlantic Books)

Reinventing the SacredStuart A. Kauffman (Perseus Books)

The Shock Doctrine The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” Naomi Klein (Penguin)

The Rest is Noise Listening to the Twentieth CenturyAlex Ross (HarperCollins)

Montano’s MaladyEnrique Vila-Matas, translated by Jonathan Dunne (New Directions).

U.S.A. Best-sellers Books (WSJ) 18-24 gennaio 2009

2 febbraio 2009

La lista dei libri più venduti in U.S.A. Settimana dal 18 al 24 gennaio 2009.


1.”Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself BookJeff Kinney (Amulet)

2. “Eclipse” Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

3. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

4. “Plum LuckyJanet Evanovich (St. Martin’s Press)

5. “The HostStephenie Meyer, (Little Brown)

6. “New Moon” Stephenie Meyer, (Little Brown)

7. “AgincourtBernard Cornwell (Harper)

8. “Diary of a Wimpy Rodrick RulesJeff Kinney (Penguin)

9. “The Story of Edgar SawtelleDavid Wroblewski (Ecco)

10. “The Tales of Beedle the BardJ.K Rowling (Bloomsbury Publishing)


1. “Outliers The Story of Success” Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown)

2. “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion)

3. “I Can Make You ThinPaul McKenna (Sterling)

4.Guilty” Ann Coulter (Crown Forum)

5. “Strengthsfinder 2.0Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

6. “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicki Myron, Brett Witter (Grand Central)

7. “Dreams from My FatherBarack Obama (Canongate Books)

8. “What’s Age Got to Do with It?Robin McGraw (Thomas Nelson)

9. “Flat Belly Diet!Liz Vaccariello (Rodale Press)

10. “The Secret Daily Teachings” (Atria)

Fonte: Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2009

La lista pubblicata dal Wall Street Journal rappresenta le vendite nazionali di libri durante la settimana dal 18 al 24 gennaio 2009 nelle oltre 2.500 librerie Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co, Bookstar, Bookstop, Borders, Brentano’s, Coles, Coopersmith, Doubleday, Scribners e Waldenbooks oltre alle vendite online di e