Saturday, August 25, 2007

2007 Kiriyama Prize Notable Book List

"The Kiriyama Prize was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding books about the Pacific Rim and South Asia that encourage greater mutual understanding of and among the peoples and nations of this vast and culturally diverse region."

The Prize publishes an annual list of notable books in the fiction and nonfiction categories, which are also drawn from the judging process.

2007 Kiriyama Prize Notable Books


Cellophane by Marie Arana (Dial)

The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery (Riverhead)

Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardener (University of Wisconsin Press)

White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway (Grove Atlantic)

Astral Alibi by Prabhu Manjiri (Bantam)

Night of Sorrows by Frances Sherwood (WW Norton)

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar (William Morrow/Harper Perennial)


Glory in a Line: A Life of Foujita—The Artist Caught Between East and West by Phyllis Birnbaum (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay, The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Ed Young (Atheneum)

Iz: Voice of the People by Rick Carroll (The Bess Press)

The Weathermakers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery (Atlantic Monthly Press, USA; Text Publishing, Australia; and Allen Lane, UK)

Wild Borneo: The Wildlife and Scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan by Nick Garbutt and J. Cede Prudente (The MIT Press)

Incendiary Circumstances: A Chronicle of the Turmoil of Our Times by Amitav Ghosh (Houghton Mifflin)

Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841 by Donald Keene (Columbia University Press)

The Great Wall: China Against the World 1000 BC-AD 2000 by Julia Lovell (Grove Atlantic)

Nixon in China: The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan Penguin Books Canada (and from Random House in the US under title "Nixon and Mao")

Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother by Sonia Nozario (Random House US)

Mishima’s Sword: Travels in Search of a Samurai Legend by Christopher Ross (Da Capo Press)

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood (Collins)

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