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Cormac McCarthy Awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Road

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Cormac McCarthy has been awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction for his novel The Road, the BBC reported. The prize was announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Saturday. Mr. McCarthy's 10th novel, the story of a father and son in a postapocalyptic world, also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The University of Edinburgh began awarding the two prizes in 1919, and past winners include D. H. Lawrence and E. M. Forster.

Dr. Ellen J. Langer Awarded the Distinguished Research Achievement Award in Adult Development and Aging

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Dr. Ellen J. Langer, Harvard psychologist and bestselling author, has just been awarded the Distinguished Research Achievement Award in Adult Development and Aging by the American Psychological Association. Backed by her landmark scientific work on mindfulness and artistic nature, in her latest book On Becoming An Artist, Dr. Langer shows us that creativity is not a rare gift that only some special few are born with, but rather an integral part of everyone's makeup.

In Brief
Gene Roberts' and Hank Klibanoff's book The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation has won the 2007 American Journalism Historians Association Book Award. The book has also been awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for History and the 2007 Goldsmith Book Award.

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