Вручение 1999 г.

Премия вручалась за 1998 год.

Страна: Великобритания Место проведения: город Лондон Дата проведения: 1999 г.


Джастин Картрайт 0.0
Dan Silas returns to America for his high school reunion where he makes some unexpected discoveries. His former girlfriend tells him that her daughter was his child and Dan's oldest friend has suffered a breakdown and now believes himself to be the reincarnation of an Indian chief. In an attempt to make sense of these disturbing facts, Dan digs further into their lives, with both tragic and comic results. "Leading The Cheers" is a rich portrayal of small-town life with wonderfully evoked characters and Justin Cartwright's beautifully observed writing.

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Giles Foden 0.0
Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. And so begins a fateful dalliance with the central African leader whose Emperor Jones-style autocracy would transform into a reign of terror.

In The Last King of Scotland Foden's Amin is as ridiculous as he is abhorrent: a grown man who must be burped like an infant, a self-proclaimed cannibalist who, at the end of his 8 years in power, would be responsible for 300,000 deaths. And as Garrigan awakens to his patient's baroque barbarism--and his own complicity in it--we enter a venturesome meditation on conscience, charisma, and the slow corruption of the human heart. Brilliantly written, comic and profound, The Last King of Scotland announces a major new talent.

Детская книга

Дэвид Алмонд 4.2

Книга названа КНИГОЙ ГОДА.

Дэвид Алмонд пишет о детях и для детей. Пишет просто о самом сложном. О том, что так важно понять человеку в десять-двенадцать лет, о вопросах, которые бередят душу и на которые не знают ответа взрослые: правда ли, что лопатки нужны для того, чтобы к ним крепились крылья? Могут ли ожить глиняные фигурки, если очень постараться, когда их лепишь? Помогает ли любовь от болезней? Алмонд пишет так, что его читают дети и взрослые по всему миру – его книги переведены более чем на два десятка языков. В 2010 году он стал лауреатом премии имени Г. Х. Андерсена — высшей награды в мире детской литературы. А всех его наград — не перечесть. Книга «Скеллиг», написанная в 1998 году, получила медаль Карнеги и Уитбредовскую премию, в 2008 году вышел одноимённый фильм с Тимом Ротом в главной роли.

…Когда Майкл нашёл его, всё было плохо. Новый дом оказался кошмарным, маленькая сестрёнка родилась больной, мама плакала, папа сердился. И вот в старом гараже, куда велели никогда не ходить, обнаружился он — Скеллиг. Единственный в своем роде, страшный, невозможный, прекрасный — как сама жизнь. И ему было гораздо хуже, чем Майклу. Но жизнь — очень странная штука. Иногда чудо совсем рядом, и надо лишь прислушаться, чтобы оно случилось с тобой.


Ted Hughes 4.0

Книга названа КНИГОЙ ГОДА.


Amanda Foreman 4.9
The winner of Britain’s prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time was its undisputed leader.

Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying one of England’s richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. Not content with the role of society hostess, she used her connections to enter politics, eventually becoming more influential than most of the men who held office.

Her good works and social exploits made her loved by the multitudes, but Georgiana’s public success, like Diana’s, concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. The Duke of Devonshire was unimpressed by his wife’s legendary charms, preferring instead those of her closest friend, a woman with whom Georgiana herself was rumored to be on intimate terms. For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy ménage à trois, during which time both women bore the Duke’s children—as well as those of other men.

Foreman’s descriptions of Georgiana’s uncontrollable gambling, all- night drinking, drug taking, and love affairs with the leading politicians of the day give us fascinating insight into the lives of the British aristocracy in the era of the madness of King George III, the American and French revolutions, and the defeat of Napoleon.

A gifted young historian whom critics are already likening to Antonia Fraser, Amanda Foreman draws on a wealth of fresh research and writes colorfully and penetratingly about the fascinating Georgiana, whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure.