IP Award

Kenneth Hanson and Greg Mortenson at BookExpo America, New York, May 2009
(Greg Mortenson wrote the Foreword to Himalayan Portfolios and is the co-author of the New York Times best seller Three Cups of Tea.)

Ben Franklin

Silver award winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award, May 2009
, Roosevelt Hotel, New York, May 28.

The awards are given by the Independent Book Publishers Association for the best books as judged by top designers and editors.
Himalayan Portfolios received the silver award in the category large-format/coffee-table-books. See Blog entries, April 24 and June 2. The large gala event took place a day ahead of the opening of Book Expo America.

Ben Franklin Award

Kenneth Hanson presents Himalayan Portfolios to
the Nepalese Ambassador Suresh Chalise

“…. in gratitude to the Nepalese guides who have done so much to make my visits to the Himalayas memorable, With all good wishes, Kenneth Hanson, November 08.”