The book is about music won a prize from the Guardian newspaper

titleThe book "the Rest is noise" by Alex Ross received the award of the Guardian for the best debut. Ross told the story of the twentieth century through popular music, from Stravinsky to The Velvet Underground.The book "the Rest is noise" (The Rest is Noise) Alex Ross (Alex Ross) received the award of the Guardian for the best debut (Guardian First Book Award). Ross told the story of the twentieth century through popular music, from Stravinsky to The Velvet Underground.Judges called a debut book Ross "triumph of the highest quality and incredible coverage. New York music critic will receive 10 thousand pounds.In the shortlist this year included the contenders for the British Booker: "A Case of Exploding Mangoes" by Mohammed Hanif (Mohammed Hanif), about the murder of the Pakistani dictator General Zia-ul-Haq in 1988, the novel part of the whole" (A Fraction of the Whole) Steve Toltz (Steve Toltz), about the relationship between father and son, as well as the novel "God's Own Country" Ross Raisin (Ross Raisin) and the book by Owen Matthews (Owen Matthews) "Children of Stalin (Stalin-'s Children)about the love story of his parents in Russia and about his own reportorial activities in Moscow in 1990-ies.In the long list Guardian were four novels, a collection of short stories, a book of poems and four books from the category of non-fiction. These ten books were selected from 170 applicants.The best book to choose three writers, two of the journalist, poet and historian.P. S. according to Alex Ross in his blog, at the ceremony of awarding the treats carried on trays decorated the covers of books have been nominated (see illustration). Source: the Book of music was awarded the Guardian newspaper.



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