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2006

The Zero

By Jess Walter

Original Publisher: Harper

Current Publisher: Harper Perennial

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Richard Powers for The Echo Maker

Fiction Judges That Year: Bharati Mukherjee, Jonathan Lethem, Craig Nova, David Plante, Marianne Wiggins

The Year in Literature:

  • March by Geraldine Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for literature.

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Saturday
Jun162012

2006

Eat the Document

By Dana Spiotta

Original and Current Publisher: Scribner 

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Richard Powers for The Echo Maker

Fiction Judges That Year: Bharati Mukherjee, Jonathan Lethem, Craig Nova, David Plante, Marianne Wiggins

The Year in Literature:

  • March by Geraldine Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Spiotta selected Kirstin Allio as a 5 Under 35 honoree in 2007 for Garner.

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Saturday
Jun162012

2006

A Disorder Peculiar to the Country

By Ken Kalfus

Original Publisher: Ecco

Current Publisher: Harper Perennial

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Richard Powers for The Echo Maker

Fiction Judges That Year: Bharati Mukherjee, Jonathan Lethem, Craig Nova, David Plante, Marianne Wiggins

The Year in Literature:

  • March by Geraldine Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Kalfus selected Anya Ulinich as a 5 Under 35 honoree in 2007 for Petropolis.

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Saturday
Jun162012

2006

Only Revolutions

By Mark Z. Danielewski

Original and Current Publisher: Pantheon

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Richard Powers for The Echo Maker

Fiction Judges That Year: Bharati Mukherjee, Jonathan Lethem, Craig Nova, David Plante, Marianne Wiggins

The Year in Literature:

  • March by Geraldine Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Only Revolutions is told from the perspective of two characters, Hailey and Sam, a pair of rebellious teenagers. The book is printed so that both covers appear to be the front of the book. The green cover is the story as told by Sam, and the gold cover is the story as told by Hailey.

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Saturday
Jun162012

2005

Holy Skirts

By René Steinke

Original Publisher: William Morrow

Current Publisher: Harper Perennial 

Fiction Finalists That Year: 

  • E.L. Doctorow for The March
  • Mary Gaitskill for Veronica
  • Christopher Sorrentino for Trance
  • René Steinke for Holy Skirts 

Fiction Winner That Year: William T. Vollmann for Europe Central

Fiction Judges That Year: Andre Dubus III, Rikki Ducornet, Cristina García, Tom LeClair, Anna Quindlen

The Year in Literature:

  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Holy Skirts is a novel based on the life of the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, a German-born artist and poet who lived for several years in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

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