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Вручение 2009 г.

Страна: Великобритания Дата проведения: 2009 г.

Премия Джона Ллевеллина Риса

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Эви Уайлд 0.0
Frank and Leon are two men from different times, discovering that sometimes all you learn from your parents' mistakes is how to make different ones of your own. Frank is trying to escape his troubled past by running away to his family's beach shack. As he struggles to make friends with his neighbors and their precocious young daughter, Sal, he discovers the community has fresh wounds of its own. A girl is missing, and when Sal too disappears, suspicion falls on Frank. Decades earlier, Leon tries to hold together his family's cake shop as their suburban life crumbles in the aftermath of the Korean War. When war breaks out again, Leon must go from sculpting sugar figurines to killing young men as a conscript in the Vietnam War.
Tristram Stuart 0.0
The true cost of what the global food industry throws away.

With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem—or thinks it does. Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food—enough to feed all the world's hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth of the West's greenhouse gas emissions are released growing food that will never be eaten. While affluent nations throw away food through neglect, in the developing world crops rot because farmers lack the means to process, store and transport them to market.

But there could be surprisingly painless remedies for what has become one of the world's most pressing environmental and social problems. Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal traces the problem around the globe from the top to the bottom of the food production chain. Stuart’s journey takes him from the streets of New York to China, Pakistan and Japan and back to his home in England. Introducing us to foraging pigs, potato farmers and food industry CEOs, Stuart encounters grotesque examples of profligacy, but also inspiring innovations and ways of making the most of what we have. The journey is a personal one, as Stuart is a dedicated freegan, who has chosen to live off of discarded or self-produced food in order to highlight the global food waste scandal.

Combining front-line investigation with startling new data, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal shows how the way we live now has created a global food crisis—and what we can do to fix it.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 3.9
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore Sun), with “prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes” (The Boston Globe); The Washington Post called her “the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe.” Her award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later, once again putting her tremendous gifts—graceful storytelling, knowing compassion, and fierce insight into her characters’ hearts—on display. Now, in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.
Аравинд Адига 4.1
В юго-западной части Индии, на берегу океана, между Гоа и Каликутом, есть маленький и ничем особо не примечательный городок Киттур. В этом провинциальном местечке жизнь течет медленно, но, как и везде, она наполнена смешным и страшным, трагическим и лирическим. Маленький мальчик-мусульманин, прислуживающий в привокзальной чайной, попадает в сети исламского террориста; скромного продавца книг арестовывают за продажу «Сатанинских стихов»; богатый старшеклассник-полукровка решает взорвать свой колледж; фальшивый сексолог, торгующий снадобьями и раздающий советы по части половой жизни, вынужден искать настоящее лекарство для юноши, который болен таинственным недугом. Эти и другие истории сплетаются в кружево повседневной жизни Киттура и его обитателей, и в результате получается портрет провинциальной Индии в семилетний период между двумя историческими убийствами, изменившими Индию: убийством премьер-министра Индиры Ганди в 1984 и в 1991 ее сына, также премьер-министра страны, Раджива Ганди. Именно это время стало началом огромных перемен, которые сейчас стремительно несут Индию в неизведанное.

Если в своем знаменитом «Белом тигре» Аравинд Адига нарисовал потрет человека, который способен на все, лишь бы вырваться из нищеты, то его новая книга — о маленьких людях, навсегда заблудившихся в хитросплетениях желаний и запретов.