A Richly Deserved PEN Literary Award for War of the Whales   Leave a comment

Emilio Cogliani

Congratulations to Joshua Horwitz, author of War of the Whales: A True Story – winner of the 2015 PEN Literary Award for Science Writing (PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award). His selection, announced today, confirms the consensus of so many readers and critics that War of the Whales is an exceptional achievement in non-fiction story-telling. This prestigious prize is the latest critical acclaim that War of the Whales has received – and it is certain to widen still further the audience that the book has already achieved.

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The product of intensive research and compelling writing by Horwitz over a period of seven years, War of the Whales tells the story of NRDC’s 20-year legal battle, alongside marine biologist Ken Balcomb, to discover and rein in the classified program for development of high intensity military sonar systems used by the Navy in the detection of enemy submarines. Although the…

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Posted 14 May, 2015 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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