Awards: Arthur C. Clarke; Voice of the Heartland

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, given for the best science fiction novel first published in the U.K. during the previous year.

Chair of judges Andrew M Butler commented: "Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time tells two parallel stories of the last survivors of Earth and the inhabitants of a terraformed planet--it takes the reader's sympathies and phobias, and plays with them masterfully on an epic and yet human scale."

The award was announced and prize of £2,016 ($2,665) given yesterday at Foyles Bookshop in London.


Wendell Berry has won the Voice of the Heartland award and will accept the honor at the Heartland Fall Forum October 5-7 in Minneapolis, Minn. Berry's writing was cited for being "inspired by the landscape of the Heartland, both the natural world and the people who live there. As a promoter of Localism long before the term existed, Mr. Berry has championed the both the spirit of independent bookselling and publishing."

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