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3001: A Lunar Odyssey
3001: A Lunar Odyssey
Mike Uphoff
Lulu

Nominator: Mikey Uphoff

Designer: Mikey Uphff
Art Director: Mikey Uphoff
Other Credits: Davey Whitcraft & Ana Llorente


A Man of Parts
A Man of Parts
David Lodge
Viking

Nominator: Christopher Sergio

Designer: Jaya Miceli
Art Director: Paul Buckley


A Relíquia (Relic); A Queda de um Anjo (The Fall of an Angel); De Profundis (De Profundis); ; Coração (Heart)
A Relíquia (Relic); A Queda de um Anjo (The Fall of an Angel); De Profundis (De Profundis); ; Coração (Heart)
Célia Pessegueiro
Nova Delphi

Nominator: Rita Marquito

Designer: Rita Marquito
Art Director: João Bicker
Design Firm: FBA. – Ferrand, Bicker & Associados


Adam and Evelyn
Adam and Evelyn
Ingo Schulze
Alfred A. Knopf

Nominator: Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Peter Mendelsund
Art Director: Carol Carson


Adventures in the Orgasmatron
Adventures in the Orgasmatron
Christopher Turner
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nominator: Marina Drukman

Designer: Marina Drukman
Art Director: Marina Drukman
Design Firm: Marina Drukman Design


Bed
Bed
David Whitehouse
Scribner

Nominator: Rex Bonomelli

Designer: Rex Bonomelli and Philip Heckman
Art Director: Rex Bonomelli


Better By Mistake
Better By Mistake
Alina Tugend
Riverhead Books

Nominator: Rachel Willey

Designer: Alex Merto
Art Director: Helen Yentus
Other Credits: Tal Goretsky


Black Boy White School
Black Boy White School
Brian F. Walker
HarperCollins Children's Books

Nominator: Erin Fitzsimmons

Designer: Erin Fitzsimmons
Art Director: Hilary Zarycky
Other Credits: Photograph by Brad Wilson/Getty Images


C
C
Tom McCarthy
Vintage Books

Nominator: Rick Poynor

Designer: John Gall
Art Director: No art director


Checking In/Checking Out
Checking In/Checking Out
Chris Schaberg/Mark Yakich
NO Books

Nominator: Nancy Bernardo

Designer: Nancy Bernardo
Art Director: Nancy Bernardo
Design Firm: decorative debris


Contradance
Contradance
John Peck
The University of Chicago Press

Nominator: Jill Shimabukuro

Designer: Natalie F. Smith
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro
Design Firm: The University of Chicago Press


Darwin's Finches
Darwin's Finches
Edited, with Commentary, by Kathleen Donohue
The University of Chicago Press

Nominator: Jill Shimabukuro

Designer: Matt Avery
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro
Design Firm: The University of Chicago Press


Death and the Penguin
Death and the Penguin
Andrey Kurkov
Melville House

Nominator: Claire Kelley

Designer: Christopher King


Debt
Debt
David Graeber
Melville House

Nominator: Claire Kelley

Designer: Carol Hayes


Do the Movies Have a Future
Do the Movies Have a Future
David Denby
Simon & Schuster

Nominator: Thomas Ng

Designer: Thomas Ng
Art Director: Jackie Seow


Fever
Fever
Sonia Shah
Picador

Nominator: Henry Sene Yee

Designer: LeeAnn Falciani
Art Director: Henry Sene Yee
Design Firm: Picador


He Died with His Eyes Open
He Died with His Eyes Open
Derek Raymond
Melville House

Nominator: Claire Kelley

Designer: Christopher King


I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!
I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!
Laura Clawson
The University of Chicago Press

Nominator: Jill Shimabukuro

Designer: Natalie F. Smith
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro
Design Firm: The University of Chicago Press


I Know I Am But What Are You?
I Know I Am But What Are You?
Samantha Bee
Gallery Books

Nominator: Ploy Siripant

Designer: Joel Holland
Art Director: Michael Nagin


In Trouble
In Trouble
Ellen Levine
Carolrhoda Lab, an imprint of Lerner Publishing group

Nominator: Emily Harris

Designer: Amelia LeBarron


Influencing Machine
Influencing Machine
Author: Brooke Gladstone / Josh Neufeld; Editor: Tom Mayer
W. W. Norton & Company

Nominator: Ingsu Liu

Designer: Mark Melnick
Art Director: Ingsu Liu
Other Credits: Art Work: Josh Neufeld; Production Manager: Anna Oler


IQ84
IQ84
Haruki Murakami
Random House

Nominator: Jessica Helfand

Designer: Chip Kidd
Art Director: Chip Kidd


Kerouac Series (2011 REPACKAGE)
Kerouac Series (2011 REPACKAGE)
Jack Kerouac
Penguin Group (USA)

Nominator: Andrew Lau

Designer: Paul Buckley
Art Director: Paul Buckley
Other Credits: Cover art by Vivienne Flesher


Kwadraat Bladen A series of graphic experiments 1955—74
Kwadraat Bladen A series of graphic experiments 1955—74
Adrian Shaughnessy and Tony Brook
Unit Editions

Nominator: Adrian Shaughnessy

Designer: Claudia Klat
Art Director: Tony Brook
Design Firm: Spin


Linguagem e Comunicação (Language and Communication) from the book series Celga.
Linguagem e Comunicação (Language and Communication) from the book series Celga.
Paula Valente
Almedina

Nominator: Rita Marquito

Designer: Ana Boavida
Art Director: João Bicker
Design Firm: FBA. – Ferrand, Bicker & Associados


Londoners
Londoners
Craig Taylor
Granta

Nominator: Stephen Sorrell

Designer: Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell
Design Firm: Murray & Sorrell FUEL


Mensagem de Fernando Pessoa (The Message of Fernando Pessoa)
Mensagem de Fernando Pessoa (The Message of Fernando Pessoa)
Paula Valente
Almedina

Nominator: Rita Marquito

Designer: Ana Boavida
Art Director: João Bicker
Design Firm: FBA. – Ferrand, Bicker & Associados


My Dyslexia
My Dyslexia
Philip Schultz
W. W. Norton & Company

Nominator: Christopher Sergio

Designer: Mark Melnick


Nom de Plume
Nom de Plume
Carmela Ciuraru
Harper Collins

Nominator: Jarrod Taylor

Designer: Jarrod Taylor
Art Director: Archie Ferguson


Oliver Sacks paperback repackage (Migrane; Awakenings; The Island of the Colorblind; Uncle Tugnsten; An Anthropologist on Mars; Seeing Voices)
Oliver Sacks paperback repackage (Migrane; Awakenings; The Island of the Colorblind; Uncle Tugnsten; An Anthropologist on Mars; Seeing Voices)
Oliver Sacks
Vintage

Nominator: Teddy Blanks

Designer: Cardon Webb
Art Director: John Gall
Design Firm: Vintage/Anchor


Operation Bonnet: A Novel
Operation Bonnet: A Novel
Kimberly Stuart
David C. Cook

Nominator: Faceout Studio

Designer: Tim Green
Art Director: Amy Kiechlin


Orientation and Other Stories
Orientation and Other Stories
Daniel Orozco
Faber and Faber

Nominator: Nayon Cho

Designer: Charlotte Strick
Art Director: Charlotte Strick
Other Credits: Jacket illustration by Eric Hanson


Poetry After 9/11
Poetry After 9/11
Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians
Melville House

Nominator: Claire Kelley

Designer: Christopher King


Red Autobiographies
Red Autobiographies
Igal Halfin
University of Washington Press

Nominator: Thomas Eykemans

Designer: Thomas Eykemans
Design Firm: University of Washington Press


Seeing Double
Seeing Double
Françoise Meltzer
The University of Chicago Press

Nominator: Jill Shimabukuro

Designer: Matt Avery
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro
Design Firm: The University of Chicago Press


Snowdrops
Snowdrops
A.D. Miller
Doubleday

Nominator: Erin Schell

Designer: Emily Mahon
Art Director: Emily Mahon


Tell the Wolves I’m Home
Tell the Wolves I’m Home
Carol Rifka Brunt
Random House

Nominator: Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich

Designer: Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
Art Director: Tom Stvan
Design Firm: de Vicq design


The Bauhaus Group
The Bauhaus Group
Nicholas Fox Weber
Yale University Press

Nominator: Peter Mendelsund

Designer: Peter Mendelsund


The Enigma of the Aerofoil
The Enigma of the Aerofoil
David Bloor
The University of Chicago Press

Nominator: Jill Shimabukuro

Designer: Andrea Guinn
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro
Design Firm: The University of Chicago Press


The Information: A History, A Theory, A FLood
The Information: A History, A Theory, A FLood
James Gleick
Pantheon

Nominator: Astrid Stavro

Designer: Peter Mendelsund


The Meaning of Disgust
The Meaning of Disgust
Colin McGinn
Oxford University Press

Nominator: Brady McNamara

Designer: Thomas Ng
Art Director: Rachel Perkins
Design Firm: Oxford University Press


The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050
The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050
Joel Kotkin
Penguin

Nominator: Michael Carabetta

Designer: Tal Goretsky
Art Director: Darren Haggar


The Old Romantic
The Old Romantic
Louise Dean
Riverhead Books

Nominator: Rachel Willey

Designer: Alex Merto
Art Director: Helen Yentus


The Pale King
The Pale King
David Foster Wallace
Hamish Hamilton

Nominator: Jamie Keenan

Designer: Gray318
Art Director: John Hamilton


The Pint Man
The Pint Man
Steve Rushin
Vintage Books

Nominator: gray318

Designer: Jamie Keenan
Art Director: John Gall


The Real Holden Caulfield
The Real Holden Caulfield
Michael Moats
Fiction Advocate

Nominator: Brian Hurley

Designer: Matt Tanner
Art Director: Matt Tanner
Design Firm: Fiction Advocate


The Works of Franz Kafka
The Works of Franz Kafka
F. Kafka
Schocken Books

Nominator: Pantheon/Schocken Books

Designer: Peter Mendelsund
Art Director: Peter Mendelsund


Tourquai
Tourquai
Tim Davys
Harper Collins

Nominator: Jarrod Taylor

Designer: Jarrod Taylor


Vault
Vault
David Rose
Salt Publishing

Nominator: Astrid Stavro

Designer: David Pearson


Works of Clarice Lispector
Works of Clarice Lispector
Clarice Lispector
New Directions

Nominator: Peter Mendelsund

Designer: Paul Sahre, Erik Carter
Design Firm: Office of Paul Sahre





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