Thursday, May 3, 2012

THE VIEW FROM LAZY POINT named winner of the 2012 Orion Book Award!

The other week, we announced that Carl Safina's THE VIEW FROM LAZY POINT (Picador, January 2012) was among the finalists for the 2012 Orion Book Award.  Today, THE VIEW FROM LAZY POINT was named the winner!  View the announcement here.

Many congratulations go out to Carl for winning this award, which is given by Orion Magazine for the best book of the year addressing the relationship between humanity and nature.  Criteria for the award include that the book "deepens our connection to the natural world," "presents new ideas about our relationship with nature," and "achieves excellence in writing," according to Orion Magazine's website.

The award finalists include FIRE SEASON by Philip Connors (Ecco), OIL ON WATER by Helon Habila (W. W. Norton & Co.), SWAMPLANDIA! by Karen Russell (Vintage), and RAISING ELIJAH by Sandra Steingraber (Da Capo).

To read more about THE VIEW FROM LAZY POINT and the award, view our recent post below or at this link.

Pictured above: Carl Safina

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