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2007 Yearend Review: Award Winning Books


This is the list of authors and books that won awards in 2007.


December 16, 2007
2007 Nobel Prize for Literature (World)

Doris Lessing

2007 Man Booker Prize (UK)

The Gathering by Anne Enright (published by Jonathan Cape). The Gathering is a family epic. It is also a sexual history: tracing the line of hurt and redemption through three generations - starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman - showing how memories warp and family secrets fester. This is a novel about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire, and how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars.

2007 Orange Prize for Fiction (UK & Commonwealth)

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf)

2007 Pulitzer Prize (US)

Fiction: The Road by Cormack McCarthy (Knopf)

Nonfiction: The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Vintage)

History: The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts & Hank Klibanoff (Vintage)

Biography: The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, by Debby Applegate (Doubleday)

Drama: Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

Poetry: Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)

2007 National Book Awards (US)

Fiction: Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Dennis Johnson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Nonfiction: Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner (Doubleday)

Poetry: Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 by Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins)

2007 Book Sense Book of the Year

Fiction: Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen (Algonquin Books)

Nonfiction: I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron (Random House)

2007 Giller Prize (Canada)

Fiction: Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay (McClelland & Stewart)

2007 Governor General Awards (Canada)

Fiction: Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje (Random House, Canada)

Nonfiction: I've Got a Home in Gloryland: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad by Karolyn Smardz Frost (Thomas Allen Publishers)

Drama: December Man by Colleen Murphy (Playwrites Canada Press)

Poetry: All Our Wonder Unavenged by Don Damanski (Brick Books)

2007 Australian Book Award : Miles Franklin Literary Award

Fiction: Carpentaria by Alexis Wright (Giramondo)

The Kiriyama Prize (celebrating literary voices of the Pacific Rim)

Fiction:Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami for his thought-provoking short story collection. A world-renowned author and recognized master of the short-story, Murakami presents 24 tales that will intrigue and delight both long-time fans and newcomers to his work.

Nonfiction: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time (Penguin). The 2007 nonfiction winners are co-authors Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin for a riveting and inspirational account of the heroic efforts of former mountain-climber Mortenson to bring education to children in a remote corner of Pakistan.

Other Genres

Mystery: Edgar Awards 2007 The Janissary Tree: A Novel by Jason Goodwin (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Science Fiction: Nebula Prize 2007 will be announced in May 2008.



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