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2007 Yearend Review: Award Winning Books

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

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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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