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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Indie Booksellers Choice Awards, Ondaatje Prize
Winners were announced Monday for the 1st Annual Indie Booksellers Choice Awards.
The winners are:
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)
The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney's)
The Singer's Gun by Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled)
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Grove/Atlantic) Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr (Akashic)
Also just announced: The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal has been awarded the 2011 Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize. The award is given "for a distinguished work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place."
The shortlist for the prize included:
The Butterfly Isles by Patrick Barkham (Granta)
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut (Atlantic Books)