Thursday, March 25, 2010

Award winning title!!!

Now it is already March 26 in UK and it is become official - my book title has won Diagram Prize!

Many thanks to my publisher AK Peters for publishing this odd titled book! Thanks to the guy who nominated me - trust me - I do not know him - but since he won couple bottles of good wine I wish I would know him and could share a glass or two... :-)

Thanks to all voters! I was really impressed that they received more than 4500 votes, it means my book received 42% = at least 1890 votes. Wow!
Thank you family, friends, fans, crocheters, mathematicians, former students, Latvians, women and men... I did not know I had so many supporters, that so many of you wanted me to win my very first prize ever! And it is indeed such a nice prize - it is about being odd - precisely what I am! I have always done odd things and now I received a prize at least for one of them - it does feel great.

Best of all in The Booksellers announcement I liked what Mr. Bent said about my book:

“I think what won it for Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes is that, very simply, the title is completely bonkers. On the one hand you have the typically feminine, gentle and wooly world of needlework and on the other, the exciting but incredibly un-wooly world of hyperbolic geometry and negative curvature. In Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes the two worlds collide—in a captivating and quite breathtaking way."

I have to think about this most wonderful coincidence - I was in Iceland last week, and volcano erupted the day after I left. It erupted where two Teutonic plates collide and is creating now the most spectacular fireworks which you can watch here:
and now the new mountain is raising there:

If you want to purchase  my book -
 it is here with all reviews:
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  1. Congratulations! As a knitter I am very pleased to see that a book on needlework (and mathematics ) won this prize!

  2. thank you - it does helped to spread a word that needlework is worthy and not only for pastimes...