PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2005 BOOK PRIZES
Biography
Hilary Spurling, Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse, the Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 (Alfred A. Knopf)
Current Interest
Anthony Shadid, Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War (Henry Holt)
Fiction
Gabriel García Mårquéz, Memories of My Melancholy Whores [translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman] (Alfred A. Knopf)
First Fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award)
Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation: A Novel (HarperCollins)
History
Adam Hochschild, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves (Houghton Mifflin)
Mystery/Thriller
Robert Littell, Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation (Overlook Press)
Poetry
Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven: Poems (Alfred A. Knopf)
Science & Technology
Diana Preston, Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima (Walker & Company)
Young Adult Fiction
Per Nilsson, You & You & You [translated from the Swedish by Tara Chace] (Front Street/Boyds Mills Press)
The Robert Kirsch Award
Joan Didion