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Saturday, March 5, 2011

B&N Discover Great New Writers (2005,2008-10)

2010  The finalists for Barnes & Noble's 2010 Discover Great New Writers Awards are:
Kim Echlin for The Disappeared (Black Cat) --Winner!
Nic Pizzolatto for Galveston (Scribner)
Eric Puchner for Model Home (Scribner)

David R. Dow for The Autobiography of an Execution (Twelve) --Winner!
Siddhartha Mukherjee for The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Scribner)
Rebecca Skloot for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown)

2009  The finalists for Barnes & Noble's 2009 Discover Great New Writers Awards are:
Barb Johnson for More of This World or Maybe Another (HarperPerennial)  
Victor Lodato for Mathilda Savitch (FSG)              
C.E. Morgan for All the Living (FSG)

Dave Cullen for Columbine (Twelve)
Toby Lester for The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map that Gave America Its Name (Twelve)
Neil White for In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir (Morrow)

2008 - The winners of the 16th annual (2008) Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Awards:
* Winner: The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
* Second-place honors: The Book of Getting Even by Benjamin Taylor
* Third-place honors: Sway by Zachary Lazar

* Winner: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
* Second-place honors: The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, Dad read this, called it "superficial"
* Third-place honors: Blue Sky July by Nia Wyn

2005 - Awards: B/N Discover Great New Writers;
* Kitty Fitzgerald for Pigtopia
* Uzodinma Iweala for Beasts of No Nation
* Catherine Tudish for Tenney's Landing

* Louise Brown, for The Dancing Girls of Lahore
* Nathaniel Fick, for One Bullet Away
* Martin Moran, for The Tricky Part

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