Вручение 2004 г.

Премия вручалась за 2003 год.

Страна: Великобритания Место проведения: город Лондон Дата проведения: 2004 г.


Марк Хэддон 4.1

Книга названа КНИГОЙ ГОДА.

Перед Кристофером, 15-летним подростком с аутизмом, лежит мертвая соседская собака. На часах семь минут первого ночи, и мальчик - главный подозреваемый. Чтобы расследовать загадочное убийство животного, он скрупулезно собирает факты, хотя отец запрещает ему вмешиваться в эту историю. У Кристофера острый ум и феноменальная память, он силён в математике, но мало что понимает в человеческих отношениях. Он не выносит прикосновений, не доверяет незнакомым и следует установленному распорядку. Расследование заставит Кристофера сделать невозможное - изменить привычный ход жизни.
Британский писатель Марк Хэддон предлагает читателю увидеть мир глазами подростка с аутизмом, убедительно изображая эмоционально разбалансированное сознание главного героя.

Лучший первый роман

D.B.C. Pierre 3.9
If Huckleberry Finn were set on the Mexican-American border and written by the creators of South Park, it might read something like this." — San Francisco Chronicle

When sixteen kids are shot on high school grounds, everyone looks for someone to blame. Meet Vernon Little, under arrest at the sheriff's office, a teenager wearing nothing but yesterday's underwear and his prized logo sneakers. Moments after the shooter, his best buddy, turns the gun on himself, Vernon is pinned as an accomplice. Out for revenge are the townspeople, the cable news networks, and Deputy Vaine Gurie, a woman whose zeal for the Pritikin diet is eclipsed only by her appetite for barbecued ribs from the Bar-B-Chew Barn. So Vernon does what any red-blooded American teenager would do; he takes off for Mexico.

Vernon God Little is a provocatively satirical, riotously funny look at violence, materialism, and the American media.

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David Almond 4.2
Bobby Burns knows he’s a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby’s life from all sides. Bobby’s new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war.

Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves.

From the Hardcover edition.


Дон Патерсон 0.0
Now in paperback, the highly acclaimed collection by Scottish poet Don Paterson, winner of the 2003 Whitbread Poetry Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize

Dear son, I was mezzo del cammin
and the true path was as lost to me as ever
when you cut in front and lit it as you ran.
See how the true gift never leaves the giver . . .
—from "Waking with Russell"

Hailed for its "seriousness and moral urgency" (The Independent), Landing Light is one of the most important and resonant poetry collections to come out of Britain in recent years


Д. Дж. Тейлор 0.0
Book Description At last, a fresh, comprehensive biography of the twentieth century's most emblematic writer In the last fifty years, Animal Farm and 1984 have sold over forty million copies, and "Orwellian" is now a byword