Two UCP books nominated for the L.A. Times Book Prize

jacket imageLast Monday, the Los Angeles Times announced the 2008 nominees for the annual L. A. Times Book Prize. We were pleased to find Connie Voisine’s Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream among the nominees in the poetry category while Martin J. S. Rudwick’s Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform was also nominated in the science & technology category. jacket imageThere are nine competitive award categories in all—biography, current interest, fiction, the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, young adult—each with five nominees. All awards will be presented in a ceremony on April 24, kicking off the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Click on over to the L.A. Times website to see the complete list of all 45 of this year’s nominees, and congrats to our authors!
Also, a tip of the hat to Biblical Scholar Robert Alter, author of 22 acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism and contemporary Hebrew (many of which have been published by the Harvard University Press) and the 2008 winner of the Book Prize’s Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.