Last week European Advisory Board member David Goodhart, the founding editor of Prospect Magazine, acted as a judge for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize, the most prestigious award in the UK for non-fiction. The award ceremony was filmed as a special edition of the Culture Show on the BBC and can be seen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012fvh3/The_Culture_Show_BBC_Samuel_Johnson_Prize_for_NonFiction_2011_A_Culture_Show_Special/
An ever increasing number of our rights deals are for translations into Chinese, and this week saw the sale of the Chinese (complex) rights for Daniel Bell and Avner de Shalit’s THE SPIRIT OF CITIES.
It was a terrific week for coverage of PUP books in the European media, with a two-page review of Emma Rothschild’s THE INNER LIFE OF EMPIRES appearing in the Times Higher Education, and John Ikenberry’s LIBERAL LEVIATHAN and Diane Coyle’s THE ECONOMICS OF ENOUGH listed as summer “must reads” in the Financial Times. Timothy Garton Ash praised Yan Xuetong’s ANCIENT CHINESE THOUGHT, MODERN CHINESE POWER in the Guardian , while Ian Goldin’s EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE was noticed in Le Monde and the Polish daily Gazeta Prawna.