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Monday, January 9, 2012

The 2011 Indie Lit Awards Short List is here!!


Finally!  We have the short lists for the 2011 Indie Lit Awards.  And here they are:

Biography/ Memoir
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua (Penguin)
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur Books)
  • I Pray Hardest When Being Shot At by Kyle Garret (Hellgate Press)
  • Little Princes by Conor Grennan (William Morrow)
  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch (Harper)
GLBTQ
  • Well With My Soul by Gregory Allen (ASD Publishing)
  • Swimming to Chicago by David Matthew Barnes (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Songs of the New Depression by Kergan Edwards-Stout (Circumspect Press)
  • Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger (Beacon Press)
  • Huntress by Melinda Lo (little brown books for young readers)
Fiction
  • Dance Lessons by Aine Greaney (Syracuse University Press)
  • Cross Currents by John Shors (Penguin Group: NAL Trade)
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Knopf/Doubleday Publishing Group)
  • Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene (Penguin Group)
Mystery
  • Missing Daughter, Shattered Family by Liz Strange (MLR Press)
  • The Cut by George Pelecanos (Reagan Arthur/LIttle, Brown)
  • A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (St. Martin’s Press)
  • The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey (Dutton)
  • Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland Books/Little, Brown)
Non-Fiction
  • Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe (Putnam Adult)
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (Crown)
  • Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff (Harper)
  • Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku (Doubleday)
  • The Social Animal by David Brooks (Random House)
Poetry
  • Beyond Scent of Sorrow by Sweta Vikram (Modern History Press)
  • Catalina by Laurie Soriano (Lummox Press)
  • What Looks Like an Elephant by Edward Nudelman (Lummox Press)
  • Three Women: A Poetic Triptych and Selected Poems by Ramos, Emma Eden (Heavy Hands Ink)
  • Sonics in Warholia by Megan Volpert (Sibling Rivalry Press)
Speculative Fiction
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Candlewick)
  • The Magician King by Lev Grossman (Viking)
  • 11/22/1963 by Stephen King (Scribner)
  • Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Crown)
What great lists! I can't wait to find out which titles will win! The winners will be announced mid-March.  Until then, I'm off to read a stack from the Biography/Memoir category (which is the category that I'm voting in ).  If you want any more information on the Indie Lit Awards, check out the site

6 comments:

Overdue said...

I got the Night Circus for Christmas! I was just wondering what to read next and you've bumped it to the top of the pile!

Nadia said...

Overdue, that's great! I still have to get my copy of that one - I hear it is excellent :)

Amy said...

Some fun books here! I'm looking forward to seeing what wins.

Overdue said...

I finished The Night Circus and it was a great read. Definitely a page turner, and I SO wanted to go to that circus!

Kris (aka Dato' K) said...
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Kris (aka Dato' K) said...

"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"? That made the list? All discussion I've read about it since being published has revolved around whose parenting techniques are better...gets quite racist!
Oh well...air out the dirty laundry, ya?
I haven't read anything on this list and none of it is in my TBR stack. My tastes are going south...
;-)