Monday, January 14, 2008

Book Critic's Award Finalists

Autobiography
· Heart Like Water: Surviving Katrina and Life in Its Disaster Zone by Joshua Clark
· Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat (Knopf)
· The Journals of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973–1982 by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco)
· Writing in an Age of Silence by Sara Paretsky (Verso)
· Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption and Death in Putin's Russia by Anna Politkovskaya (Random House)
Nonfiction
· American Transcendentalism by Philip Gura (FSG)
· What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)
· Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington (Doubleday)
· Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA by Tim Weiner (Doubleday)
· The World Without Us by Alan Weisman (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s)
Fiction
· Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (HarperCollins)
· The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead)
· In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar (Dial)
· The Gravediggers Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates (HarperCollins)
· The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins (S&S)
Biography
· Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer by Tim Jeal (Yale University Press)
· Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee (Knopf)
· Ralph Ellison by Arnold Rampersad (Knopf)
· The Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 by John Richardson (Knopf)
· Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin (Penguin)
Poetry
· Elegy by Mary Jo Bang (Graywolf)
· Modern Life by Matthea Harvey (Graywolf)
· Sleeping and Waking by Michael O'Brien (Flood)
· The Ballad of Jamie Allan by Tom Pickard (Flood)
· New Poems by Tadeusz Rozewicz (Archipelago)
Criticism
· Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints by Joan Acocella (Pantheon)
· Once Upon a Quniceanera by Julia lvarez (Viking)
· The Terror Dream by Susan Faludi (Metropolitan/Holt)
· Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff (FSG)
· The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross (FSG)

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