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Midland Authors Awards: Poison and Poetry

The Society of Midland Authors announced this week its winners for best books of 2010. Let's take a look at the categories that most interest us and enhance the value of their press release with simple digital tools.

NONFICTION

WINNER: Deborah Blum, The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.

"Not only is The Poisoner's Handbook as thrilling as any CSI episode, but it also offers something even better: an education in how forensics really works," Art Taylor wrote in the Washington Post.


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FINALISTS:

* Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik, Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television, Expanded Second Edition.

"I recommend that you not read this entire book over the course of six weeks," Alex Taft commented on Goodreads. "It will make your brain explode."

* Kevin Stein, Poetry's Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age.

"In this crucial (and potentially vexing) moment for poetry, technology will have much to do with poetry's evolving to satisfy fresh readerly interests," Stein says.

Stein: "On Being A Nielsen Family."

BIOGRAPHY

WINNER: Bill Barnhart and Gene Schlickman, John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life.

Barnhart interviews Stevens.

FINALIST: Bruce L. Mouser, For Labor, Race, and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independent Black Politics.

"Bruce Mouser . . . describes his efforts to chronicle the life of the first African American to run for the Presidency of the United States."

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You can see the rest of the winners here.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on May 6, 2011


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