Friday, November 02, 2007

2007 Guardian First Book Award: Shortlist

THERE is a balance of fiction and nonfiction books shortlisted for the 2007 Guardian First Book Award. There are three novels, a biography and a work of nonfiction competing for a prize for first-time authors. The shortlist was announced on November 1, 2007.

1. A Golden Age (John Murray, 2007) (novel) / Tahmima Anam
2. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone (Bloomsbury, 2007) (nonfiction) / Rajiv Chandrasekaran
3. God’s Architect (Allen Lane, 2007) (biography) / Rosemary Hill
4. Children of the Revolution (Jonathan Cape, 2007) (novel) / Dinaw Mengestu
5. What Was Lost (Tindal Street Press, 2007) (novel) / Catherine O’Flynn

Catherine O’Flynn was longlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction while Rajiv Chandrasekaran is the winner of the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction.

The winner of the prize will be announced on December 5, 2007


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