2007 Guardian First Book Award: Longlist
THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD is an annual prize dedicated to discovering and nurturing new writing talents across all genres: novels, short-story collections, poetry and nonfiction. The longlist for the 2007 Guardian First Book Award has been announced:
1. A Golden Age / Tahmima Anam (John Murray, novel)
2. Imperial Life in the Emerald City / Rajiv Chandrasekaran (Harvill Secker, nonfiction)
3. A Guinea Pig’s History of Biology / Jim Endersby (Heinemann, nonfiction)
4. Then We Came to the End / Joshua Ferris (Viking, novel)
5. God’s Architect / Rosemary Hill (Allen Lane, nonfiction)
6. Live Working or Die Fighting / Paul Mason (Harvill Secker, nonfiction)
7. Children of the Revolution / Dinaw Mengestu (Jonathan Cape, novel)
8. Look We Have Coming to Dover! / Daljit Nagra (Faber & Faber, poetry)
9. What was Lost / Catherine O’Flynn (Tindal Street Press, novel)
10. St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves / Karen Russell (Chatto & Windus, stories)
A shortlist of five will be announced on November 1, 2007.
The winner will be announced on December 2, 2007.