Friday, October 13, 2006

Literature Prizes 2006

Man Booker Prize:

Winner:The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai

Also nominated: Kate Grenville's The Secret River, M J Hyland's Carry Me Down, Hisham Matar's In the Country of Men and Edward St Aubyn's Mother's Milk.

Nobel Prize in Literature: Orhan Pamuk

Quill awards:

Debut author: Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, Julie Powell

Audio Book: Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog,
John Grogan

Children's Illustrated book: If You Give a Pig a Party, Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

Children's Novel, intermediate level: The Penultimate Peril, Lemony Snicket

Teen Novel: Eldest, Christopher Paolini

General Fiction: A Dirty Job: A Novel, Christopher Moore

Graphic Novel: Naruto, Volume 7, Masashi Kishimoto

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense: Twelve Sharp, Janet Evanovich

Poetry: Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem: Maya Angelou

Romance: Blue Smoke Nora Roberts

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Diana Gabaldon

Religion/Spirituality: Mama Made the Difference, T. D. Jakes

Biography/Memoir: Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, John Grogan

Business: The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch): Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding as the Chick-in-Charge, Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio

Cooking: Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners, Rachael Ray

Health/Self Improvement: It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider, Jim Henson

History/Current Events/Politics: An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore

Humor: Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings:
Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life;
Tyler Perry

Sports: Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!:
A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football;
Holly Robinson Peete

National Book Awards Finalists: Winner announced Nov. 15
Edited Dec. 4th- Winners in BOLD

Mark Z. Danielewski, Only Revolutions
Ken Kalfus, A Disorder Peculiar to the Country
Richard Powers, The Echo Maker
Dana Spiotta, Eat the Document
Jess Walter, The Zero


Taylor Branch, At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone
Timothy Egan, The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl/u>
Peter Hessler, Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present
Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11


Louise Gl├╝ck, Averno
H.L. Hix, Chromatic
Ben Lerner, Angle of Yaw
Nathaniel Mackey, Splay Anthem
James McMichael, Capacity

Children's Literature:

M.T. Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party
Martine Leavitt, Keturah and Lord Death
Patricia McCormick, Sold
Nancy Werlin, The Rules of Survival
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese

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