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2006 Yearend Review: Book Award Winners


This is the list of authors and books that won awards in 2006.   



January 12, 2007
2006 Nobel Prize for Literature (World)

Orhan Pamuk

2006 Mann Booker Prize (UK)

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Disai (Hamish Hamlin)

2006 Orange Prize for Fiction (UK & Commonwealth)

On Beauty,  by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamlin)

2006 Pulitzer Prize (US)

Fiction: March by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)

Nonfiction: Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins (Henry Holt)

History: Polio: An American Story, by David M. Oshinsky (Oxford University Press)

Biography: American Promethius, by Kai Bird & Martin Sherman (Knopf)

Drama: No Award

Poetry: Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (Lousiana University Press)

2006 National Book Awards (US)

Fiction: The Echo Makers by William T. Vollmann (Farar Straus & Giroux)

Nonfiction: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story About Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan (Houghton Mifflin)

Poetry: Splay Anthem by Nathaniel Mackey(New Directions)

2006 Booksense Book of the Year

Fiction: The Historian by Elizabeth Costova (Little Brown & Co)

Nonfiction: Freakonomics by Steven J. Levitt and Steven D. Lubner (William Morrow & Co)

2006 Giller Prize (Canada)

Fiction: Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures: A Novel by Vincent Lam (Anchor, Canada)

2006 Governor General Awards (Canada)

Fiction: The Law of Dreams by Peter Behran(House of Anansi, Distributed by Harper Collins)

Nonfiction: The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King
(Bond Street Books, an imprint of Doubleday Canada, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher) 

Drama:  I Still Love You by Daniel MacIvor
(Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by the publisher)

Poetry: Stumbling in the Bloom by John Pass 
(Oolichan Books; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

2006 Australian Book Award : Miles Franklin Literary Award

Fiction: TBA

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

Fiction: The Hummingbird's Daughter
Luis Alberto Urrea (Little Brown and Co)

Nonfiction: The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia by Piers Vitebsky(Harper Collins)

Other Genres

Mystry: Edgar Awards -2006 Citizen Vince by Jess Walter (Regan Books) 

Science Fiction: Nebula Prize 2006 Camouflage Joe Haldeman (Analog; Ace Books)



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