Pick up a Prize Winner!

8 Jan

2010 was a great year for books. From the return of Jonathan Franzen to bestselling cookery books, a practically out of print Nobel Prize for literature laureate to the adaptation of Boyd’s Any Human Heart, there’s been plenty to talk about.

To celebrate the New Year we’ve had a look back at those titles that took the judges by storm…

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson………Man Booker Prize

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver………Orange Prize for Fiction

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick………Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

War Dances by Sherman Alexie………PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction

The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker………IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize

The Still Point by Amy Sackville………John Llewelyn Rhys Prize

The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt………James Tait Black Memorial Prize

Romantic Moderns by Alexandra Harris………Guardian First Book Award

Brodeck’s Report by Phillipe Claudel………Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot………Wellcome Trust Book Prize

Beware of the Dog by Brian Moore………William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Tinkers by Paul Harding………Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Just Kids by Patti Smith………National Book Award Non-Fiction

Here at Nomad, we’ll be awaiting the results of the prizes to come this year, such as the Costa Prize. In the meantime, we’ll be trying to read some of this year’s winners as well as spot the promising titles for 2011. Happy New Year Reading!

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