Posted by: Courtney Jones
Over the last week quite a number of books received awards. Here’s the best of best:
The 2009 NAIBA Books of the Year Prize winners are:
A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick
Hurry Down Sunshine, by Michael Greenberg
Trade Paperback Original
Buffalo Lockjaw, by Greg Ames
The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown
If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
Paul Auster (Invisible, 2009) took home the NAIBA legacy Award.
Two new prizes crowned their inaugural winners:
The biannual Gene E. & Adele R. Malott Prize committe named The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird the victor, earning author Bruce Barcott $1,500, and $1,000 will be donated to his subject’s cause.
Last but not least, the Giller longlist has been announced and it’s dominated by women, including Margaret Atwood. Only two of the twelve nominees are men. To see the complete list please visit the Giller Prize website.