Over the past month, UC Press authors and publications have been honored with a series of outstanding awards and nominations. Read more about the honors they’ve received:

Daniel Callahan, Matteo Ricci, S.J. Award
Daniel Callahan, Director of the International Program at the Hastings Center and Senior Fellow at Harvard Medical School, was presented with the first Matteo Ricci, S.J. Award in recognition of his contributions to Christian culture by the editors of America magazine. Callahan is the author of What Price Better Health?

Mary Garrard, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) Lifetime Achievement Award
The MIAL Board of Governors has given a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Mary Garrard, Professor Emerita of Art History, American University, for her astounding body of scholarship in art history, particularly in groundbreaking feminist art history. A native of Indianola, Mississippi, Dr. Garrard is the author of numerous articles on aspects of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci, among others. Her book, Artemisia Gentileschi is widely acknowledged as a major contribution to the field. UC Press recently published her book Brunelleschi’s Egg: Nature, Art, and Gender in Renaissance Italy.

Gastronomica, Darra Goldstein, ed., Gourmand Award for Best Food Magazine in the World
Gastronomica was named “Best Food Magazine in the World” at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris. The Gourmand Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau to honor the best food and wine books in the world and to increase knowledge and respect for food and wine culture.

Paul Linde, 2011 Media Award by NCPS (Northern California Psychiatric Society)
The Media Award, given to a journalist who brings public attention to issues related to mental health will be presented to Paul Linde, MD for his book Danger to Self, documenting the world of a psychiatric emergency room by JoEllen Brainin-Rodriguez, MD.

Richard O. Moore, Finalist, Northern California Book Award in Poetry
Moore’s Writing the Silences has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry as one of the best works by a northern California author published in 2010. The Northern California Book Awards were established by the Northern California Book Reviewers (NCBR) in 1981 to honor the work of writers and recognize exceptional service in the field of literature in northern California.

Rebecca Solnit, Finalist, Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction
Solnit’s Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction as one of the best works by a northern California author published in 2010.

Mark di Suvero, 2010 National Medal of Arts
President Obama awarded Mark di Suvero the 2010 National Medal of Arts for his achievements as one of the most prominent American artists to emerge from the Abstract Expressionist era. Exhibited throughout the world, Mr. di Suvero’s exemplary sculptures depict a strong political and social vision, demonstrating the power of the arts to improve our world. UC Press published di Suvero’s Dreambook in 2008.