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Friday, December 3, 2010

Guardian First Book Award (1999-2010)

From Guardian.co.uk accessed 9/4/10

2010 longlist:
Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt
Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman
Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto by Maile Chapman
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed

Bomber County: The Lost Airmen of World War Two by Daniel Swift (Hamish Hamilton)
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz (Portobello)
Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination... by Alexandra Harris --Winner!
Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir by Basharat Peer

The Floating Man by Katharine Towers

The 2009 longlist:
The Secret Lives of Buildings by Edward Hollis
Direct Red by Gabriel Weston
The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
A Swamp Full of Dollars by Michael Peel
The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah -- Winner!
The Missing by Siân Hughes

Previous Winners:
Guardian First Book Award winners and shortlisted books

* 1999 Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

* 2000 Zadie Smith, White Teeth

* 2001 Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, graphic novel
o Miranda Carter, Anthony Blunt: His Lives biography
o David Edmonds and John Eidinow, Wittgenstein's Poker, non-fiction
o Glen David Gold, Carter Beats The Devil, fiction
o Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room, fiction

* 2002 Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
o Alexandra Fuller, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
o Hari Kunzru, The Impressionist
o Oliver Morton, Mapping Mars
o Sandra Newman, The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done

* 2003 Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind
o Monica Ali, Brick Lane
o DBC Pierre, Vernon God Little
o Paul Broks, Into the Silent Land
o Anna Funder, Stasiland

* 2004 Armand Marie Leroi, Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of Human Body
o Matthew Hollis, Ground Water (Bloodaxe)
o David Bezmozgis Natasha and Other Stories (Cape)
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 
Rory Stewart The Places in Between

* 2005 Alexander Masters, Stuart: A Life Backwards
o Reza Aslan, No god but God
o Richard Benson, The Farm
o Suketu Mehta, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
o Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Sightseeing

* 2006 Yiyun Li, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
o Lorraine Adams, Harbor
o Clare Allan, Poppy Shakespeare
o Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men
o Carrie Tiffany, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

* 2007 Dinaw Mengestu , Children of the Revolution
o Tahmima Anam, A Golden Age
o Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City
o Rosemary Hill, God's Architect
Catherine O'Flynn, What Was Lost

* 2008 Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century
Mohammed Hanif, A Case of Exploding Mangoes
Owen Matthews, Stalin's Children
Ross Raisin, God's Own Country
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

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