2006 KIRIYAMA PRIZE for FICTION and NONFICTION
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2006 Kiriyama Prize for Fiction and Nonfiction. The winner of this year’s fiction prize is Luis Alberto Urrea for his novel, The Hummingbird’s Daughter (2005), a story based on the life of Urrea’s great aunt who lived in Mexico in the 19th century.
The nonfiction winner is Piers Vitebsky for his well-researched and heartfelt portrait of life in one of the coldest places on Earth, The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia (2005).
2006 Kiriyama Prize Fiction Shortlist
The Hummingbird’s Daughter / Luis Alberto Urrea
The Lizard Cage / Karen Connelly
The Hungry Tide / Amitav Ghosh
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers / Yiyun Li
The Train to Lo Wu / Jess Row
2006 Kiriyama Prize Nonfiction Shortlist
The Reindeer People / Piers Vitebsky
Isami’s House / Gail Lee Bernstein
Crossing Three Wildernesses / U Sam Oeur
A Man With No Talents / Oyama Shiro
The Golden Spruce / John Vaillant