I am deeply honoured to announce that The Sun Kings has won Italy’s 2009 Montselice Prize for best scientific translation. In Italy the book is titled I re del Sole, Il racconto dell'astronomia moderna. It was published by Giulio Einaudi editions and translated by Giorgio P. Panini. Signor Panini received the prize today (see picture) in the castle of Monselice, Padova. I extend my thanks to both Giulio Einaudi editions and George P. Panini for the care they have taken with the Italian edition of my book.
In other ‘Sun Kings’ news, I have recently signed contracts that will see the book translated for Greek, Brazilian and Taiwanese publishers.