Carl Phillips and Yusef Komunyakaa Named Finalists for the 2011 National Book Award
We are thrilled to announce two FSG poets have been named finalists for this year's National Book Award: Carl Phillips for Double Shadow and Yusef Komunyakaa for The Chameleon Couch. Phillps has been named a finalist three times before; Komunyakaa won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. You can read the full list of finalists here.
“[The Sly Company of People Who Care]'s heart lies in the exuberant and often arresting observations of a man plunging himself a world full of beauty, violence and cultural strife. It's impossible, reading Bhattacharya, not to be reminded of V.S. Naipaul.” —Dinaw Mengestu, The New York Times Book Review
We all want to know how to live. But before the good life was reduced to ten easy steps or a prescription from the doctor, philosophers offered arresting answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and what makes for a life worth living.
On December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Nobel Lecture is a resounding tribute to fiction’s power to inspire readers to greater ambition, to dissent, and to political action.
The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics “Michael Spence has long been pointing out the frictions that interfere with efficient markets... [He] has much to offer from a rich career in research, academia and global policymaking." —The Economist
Let's face it: From adenines to zygotes, from cytokinesis to parthenogenesis, even the basics of genetics can sound utterly alien. So who better than an alien to explain it all? Watch "What's in a Nucleus?" for a preview.