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2007 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS AND EUROPEAN LITERARY PRIZES ANNOUNCED

 

Staff Report

NEW YORK, PARIS, 16 NOVEMBER 2007 —The National Book Foundation announced the 2007 winners of its prestigious National Book Awards on 14 November during a black-tie ceremony at Manhattan’s Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The winning authors are:

Fiction: Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Nonfiction: Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Doubleday)

Poetry: Robert Hass, Time and Materials, (Ecco: HarperCollins)

Young People’s Literature: Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown & Company)

Meanwhile, in Paris, the winning authors of France's most coveted Prix Littéraires (literary awards) 2007 were also announced. The prizes and winners are:

Prix Goncourt (5 November): Gilles Leroy for Alabama Song (Mercure de France) 

Prix Renaudot  (5 November): Daniel Pennac for Chagrin d'école (Gallimard)

Prix Femina (12 November): Eric Fottorino for Baisers de cinéma (Gallimard)
 
Prix Interallié (13 November): Christophe Ono-dit-Biot for Birmane (Plon)

Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie Française 2007 (25 October):  Vassilis Alexakis for his novel Ap. J.-C (Stock)

Prix Médicis (12 November): Jean Hatzfeld for La stratégie des antilopes (Seuil)

The Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize) 2007  was awarded at the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair (8 October) to the 37-year-old East German writer Julia Franck for her novel Die Mittagsfrau.

Nobel Prize in Literature 2007: Doris Lessing, the 87-year-old British writer, was named the 2007 Nobel Laureate in Literature by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on 11 October.

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