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2009

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

By Daniyal Mueenuddin

Original and Current Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Colum McCann for Let the Great World Spin

Fiction Judges That Year: Alan Cheuse, Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, Charles Johnson, Lydia Millet

The Year in Literature:

  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • Herta Müller won the Nobel Prize for literature. 

More Information: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders won The Story Prize in 2009.

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Jun162012

2009

American Salvage

By Bonnie Jo Campbell

Original and Current Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Colum McCann for Let the Great World Spin

Fiction Judges That Year: Alan Cheuse, Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, Charles Johnson, Lydia Millet

The Year in Literature:

  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • Herta Müller won the Nobel Prize for literature. 

More Information: American Salvage was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 2009.

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Jun162012

2008

The End

By Salvatore Scibona

Original Publisher: Graywolf Press

Current Publisher: Riverhead Trade

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Peter Matthiessen for Shadow Country

Fiction Judges That Year: Gail Godwin, Rebecca Goldstein, Elinor Lipman, Reginald McKnight, Jess Walter

The Year in Literature:

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Scibona selected Lydia Peelle as a 5 Under 35 honoree in 2009 for Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing.

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Jun162012

2008

Home

By Marilynne Robinson

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Current Publisher: Picador

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Peter Matthiessen for Shadow Country

Fiction Judges That Year: Gail Godwin, Rebecca Goldstein, Elinor Lipman, Reginald McKnight, Jess Walter

The Year in Literature:

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Robinson was a Finalist twice previously: in 1983 for Housekeeping (Fiction) and in 1989 for Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State and Nuclear Pollution (Nonfiction).

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Jun162012

2008

Telex from Cuba

By Rachel Kushner

Original and Current Publisher: Scribner

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Peter Matthiessen for Shadow Country

Fiction Judges That Year: Gail Godwin, Rebecca Goldstein, Elinor Lipman, Reginald McKnight, Jess Walter

The Year in Literature:

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Kushner selected Ceridwen Dovey as a 5 Under 35 honoree in 2009 for Blood Kin.

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