Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Guardian's First Book Award - Longlist

The Guardian’s First Book Award, which had A Case of Exploding Mangoes (my review) and A Fraction of the Whole (my review) only shortlisted last year, is back again. The idea of having fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry competing for the same prize is a bit weird, but here you go:

The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton (novel)
The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey (novel) Also longlisted for the Booker Prize!
The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw (novel)
The Selected Works of TS Spivet by Reif Larsen (novel)
An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah (Collection of short stories) Set in Zimbabwe!
The Missing by Siân Hughes (Poetry)

The Secret Lives of Buildings by Edward Hollis
Direct Red. A Surgeon’s Story by Gabriel Weston
The Strangest Man. The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, the Quantum Genius by Graham Farmelo
A Swamp Full of Dollars. Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria’s Oil Frontier by Michael Peel

A Previous Winner (2007): Children of the Revolution by Dinaw Mengestu (my review)

1 comment:

  1. thanks for this list. You are always on the look out. thanks again.