Tuesday, January 27, 2009

2009 Literary Award Winners

Here is the link so that you can get all of the details. You can see what each award celebrates, see a list of all of the nominees, and learn about how the books are judged.

2009 Alex Awards

  • City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick
  • Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
  • The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
  • Just After Sunset: Stories by Stephen King
  • Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
  • Over and Under by Todd Tucker
  • The Oxford Project by Stephen G. Bloom
  • Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
  • Three Girls and Their Brother by Theresa Rebeck

2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award

  • Laurie Halse Anderson

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

  • A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

2009 Odessey Award

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, read by the author
  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady by L.A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren (Honor Book)
  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis, read by Marrion Willis (Honor Book)
  • I'm Dirty! by Kate and Jim McMullan, read by Steve Buscemi (Honor Book)
  • Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy, read by the author (Honor Book)
  • Nation by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs (Honor Book)

Michael L. Printz Award

  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, Kingdom of the Waves by M.T. Anderson (Honor Book)
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockheart (Honor Book)
  • Nation by Terry Pratchett (Honor Book)
  • Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (Honor Book)

2009 Newbery Medal

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Underneath by Kathy Appelt
  • The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • After Tupac & D. Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

So many of these books are on my "Must Read" list so I am really excited to see them honored. Nation and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian are two of the best books that I read in December/January. I recently discovered Neil Gaiman and I love him! His books are so good, I can't believe that it has taken me so long to read something he wrote. I have never read anything by Laurie Halse Anderson, but I have been meaning to for quite some time (actually I checked out Chains on Friday but I haven't started it yet) so now I have to put her on the top of my list! Hopefully you guys have read some of these great books, and if not maybe you will be inspired like me to read them now!


Lenore Appelhans said...

Of the Printz nominees, I've read one, have 2 more in my TBR and the others are on my wishlist to buy. So yeah, I agree with those!