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2005 Yearend Review: Award Winners


This is the list of authors and books that won awards in 2005.   



November 26, 2005
2005 Nobel Prize for Literature (World)

Harold Pinter

2005 Mann Booker Prize (UK)

The Sea by John Banville (Knopf)

2005 Orange Prize for Fiction (UK & Commonwealth)

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (Harper Perennial)

2005 Pulitzer Prize (US)

Fiction: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Nonfiction: Ghost Wars by Steve Coll (Penguin)

History: Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford University Press)

Biography: de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Knopf)

Drama: Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanely (Theatre Communications Group)

Poetry: Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser (Copper Canyon Press)

2005 National Book Awards (US)

Fiction: Europe Central by William T. Vollmann (Viking Adult)

Nonfiction: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (Knopf)

Poetry: Migration: New & Selected Poems by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)

2005 Booksense Book of the Year

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell by Susana Clarke (Bloomsbury USA)

2005 Giller Prize (Canada)

The In Between Time by Michael Bergin (Random House, Canada)

2005 Governor General Awards (Canada)

Fiction: A Perfect Night to Go to China by David Gilmour (Thomas Allen & Son)

Nonfiction: The Golden Spuce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant(Knopf, Canada)

Drama: Half Life by John Mighton (Playwrights Canada Press April 2006)

Poetry: Processional by Anne Compton (Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd)

2005 Australian Book Award : Miles Franklin Literary Award

Fiction: The White Earth by Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)

2005 Kirayima Prize (Pacific Rim & South Asia)

Fiction: A Map For Lost Lovers by Nadeem Asam (Faber & Faber)

Nonfiction: Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta (Penguin)

Other Genres

Mystry: Edgar Awards -- The Confession by Dominic Stansberry (Hard Case Crime) 

Science Fiction: Nebula Prize -- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (Eros)



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