Thursday, 28 September 2017

Guardian First Book Award

Physical by Andrew McMillan

Man v Nature by Diane Cook
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
The Shore by Sara Taylor

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea
The Fish Ladder by Katharine Norbury
The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink

Young Skins by Colin Barrett

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane
Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos
Things to Make and Break by May-Lan Tan

The Iceberg: A Memoir by Marion Coutts
In the Light of What we Know by Zia Haider Rahman
After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry 
American Interior by Gruff Rhys
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
Bricks and Mortals by Tom Wilkinson

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo
Sex and the Citadel by Shereen El Feki
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

10 Billion by Stephen Emmott
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
The Hive by Gill Hornby
Money: The Unauthorised Biography by Felix Martin
The Society of Timid Souls by Polly Morland
The Shipwrecked House by Claire Trévien

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution by Lindsey Hilsum
Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
The China Factory by Mary Costello
The Origins of Sex by Faramerz Dabhoiwala
Absolution by Patrick Flanery
Pelt by Sarah Jackson
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Down The Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos
The Collaborator by Mirza Waheed
The Submission by Amy Waldman

The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman
Sidereal by Rachael Boast
The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock
Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class by Owen Jones
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper by Alexandra Harris

Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman
Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto by Maile Chapman
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
In Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz

Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt
Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir by Basharat Peer
Bomber County: The Lost Airmen of World War Two by Daniel Swift
The Floating Man by Katharine Towers

An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah

The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
A Swamp Full of Dollars by Michael Peel

The Strangest Man – The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius by Graham Farmelo
The Secret Lives of Buildings by Edward Hollis
The Missing by Sian Hughes
The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
Direct Red by Gabriel Weston

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century by Alex Ross

A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
Stalin's Children by Owen Matthews
God's Own Country by Ross Raisin
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River by Alice Albinia
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
Me Cheeta by James Lever
Sunday at the Skin Launderette by Kathryn Simmonds

Children of the Revolution by Dinaw Mengestu

A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
God's Architect by Rosemary Hill
What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn

A Guinea Pig's History of Biology by Jim Endersby
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
Live Working or Die Fighting by Paul Mason
Look We Have Coming to Dover! by Daljit Nagra
St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

Harbor by Lorraine Adams
Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan
In The Country of Men by Hisham Matar
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany

Running to the Hills by Horatio Clare
Waiting for the Night-Rowers by Roger Moulson
Lonesome George: The Lives and Loves of a Conservation Icon by Henry Nicholls
A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveller by Jason Roberts
Donne: A Reformed Soul by John Stubbs

Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters

No god but God by Reza Aslan
The Farm by Richard Benson
Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta

The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw
26a by Diana Evans
The Ice Museum by Joanna Kavenna
To a Fault by Nick Laird
Misfortune by Wesley Stace

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of Human Body by Armand Marie Leroi

Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozgis
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Ground Water by Matthew Hollis
The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

A Chance Meeting by Rachel Cohen
Becoming Strangers by Louise Dean
High Tide: News from a Warming World by Mark Lynas
The Flood by David Maine

Also Commended
Some Great Thing by Colin McAdam
How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer
The Longshoreman by Richard Shelton

Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane

Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Into the Silent Land by Paul Broks
Stasiland by Anna Funder
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre

Q by Luther Blissett
The Last Party by John Harris
A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies by John Murray
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
Duende by Jason Webster

Also Commended
The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War by Aidan Hartley
A Life Everlasting by Miranda Hearn
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall
An Evening of Long Goodbyes by Paul Murray
In the Blink of an Eye: The Cause of the Most Dramatic Event in the History of Life by Andrew Parker
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
Mapping Mars by Oliver Morton
The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done by Sandra Newman

The Snow Geese by William Fiennes
Accidents In The Home by Tessa Hadley
Virgins of Venice by Mary Laven
Stories I Stole by Wendell Steavenson
The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh

Jimmy Corrigan, The Smarest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

Anthony Blunt: His Lives by Miranda Carter
Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers by David Edmonds & John Eidinow
Carter Beats The Devil by Glen David Gold
The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert

The Testament of Yves Gundron by Emily Barton
A Circle of Sisters by Judith Flanders
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
Thumb's Width by John Redmond

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
No Logo by Naomi Klein
Catfish and Mandala: a Vietnamese Odyssey by Andrew Pham

The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi
In Beautiful Disguises by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
Ubiquity by Mark Buchanan
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by TE Carhart
The Rising Sun by Douglas Galbraith

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch

The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst
The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha
Boxy an Star by Daren King
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
No Place Like Home by Gary Younge

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
By The Shore by Galaxy Craze
Saddled with Darwin by Toby Green
The Nudist Colony by Sarah May
Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the Cultural Cold War by Frances Stonor Saunders

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