2007 in literature

2007 in literature

The year 2007 in literature involves some significant new books.


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* "The Assassin's Song" by M. G. Vassanji
* "Divisadero" by Michael Ondaatje
* "Falling Man" by Don DeLillo
* "Late Nights on Air" by Elizabeth Hay
* "Le jardinier de monsieur Chaos" by Francis Malka
* "Matters of Honor" by Louis Begley
* "Moloka'i Nui Ahina, Summers on the Lonely Isle" by Kirby Wright
* "A Mysterious Affair of Style" by Gilbert Adair
* "On Chesil Beach" by Ian McEwan
* "The Pesthouse" by Jim Crace
* "Ragged Islands" by Don Hannah
* "Sword Song" by Bernard Cornwell
* "Then We Came to the End" by Joshua Ferris
* "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini
* "Tomorrow" by Graham Swift
* "Tree of Smoke" by Denis Johnson
* "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett
* "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michael Chabon

Children's and Young Adult fiction

* "Gregor and the Code of Claw", by Suzanne Collins (fifth and final book in the Underland Chronicles)
* "Double or Die", by Charlie Higson (third book in the Young Bond series)
* "The Sweet Far Thing" by Libba Bray
* "Hurricane Gold", by Charlie Higson (fourth book in the Young Bond series)
* "The Pilgrims of Rayne", by D. J. MacHale
* "Un Lun Dun", by China Miéville
* "Lady Friday", by Garth Nix (fifth book in the Keys to the Kingdom series)

cience Fiction and Fantasy

* "Before They Are Hanged" (March 15), by Joe Abercrombie (second of The First Law series)
* "Brasyl" (May 1), by Ian McDonald
* "Crooked Little Vein" (July 24), by Warren Ellis
* "Deadstock" (February 27), by Jeffrey Thomas
* "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (July 21), by J. K. Rowling (final book in the Harry Potter series)
* "Ink" (February 2), by Hal Duncan (second of The Book of All Hours)
* "In the Cities of Coin and Spice" (October 30), by Catherynne M. Valente (second in the Orphan's Tales series)
* "One For Sorrow" (August 28), by Christopher Barzak
* "", by Tanith Lee (third in The Piratica Series)
* "" (May 1), by Chuck Palahniuk
* "Reaper's Gale" (April 24), by Steven Erikson (seventh in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series)
* "Red Seas Under Red Skies" (July 31), by Scott Lynch (second in the Gentleman Bastard series)
* Softspoken (April 15), by Lucius Shepard
* "Spook Country" (August 7), by William Gibson
* "Th1rte3n" (June 26), by Richard K. Morgan
* "Unleashing Janus" by Ted David Harris
* "White Night" (April 3), by Jim Butcher (Harry Dresden #9)
* "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" (May 1), by Michael Chabon
* "The Wheel of Darkness" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

New drama


"See 2007 in poetry"


* "The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales" (September 2007)
* "Thames: Sacred River" by Peter Ackroyd
* "The Art of Teaching: What You Didn't Learn in College" by Richard Burzynski
* "The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War" by David Halberstam
* "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein


* "Peace Is Possible: The Life and Message of Prem Rawat", by Andrea Cagan, Mighty River Press (2007), ISBN 978-0978869496

* "Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography"
* "MARAVICH" (The Definitive Biography of Pistol Pete Maravich), Sports Media Publishing (2007), ISBN 1-894963-52-0
* "ESCAPE" autobiographical book telling of the only Western prisoner to have escaped from the Thailand’s Klong Prem prison. In the mid 1990s, David McMillan broke out of the prison and fled to Singapore undetected and Pakistan before reaching Europe. First published in Asia 2007.ISBN 9789810575687 Monsoon Books

Awards and honors


* "Canada Reads" - Heather O'Neill, "Lullabies for Little Criminals"
* "Le Combat des livres" - Denis Thériault, "L'Iguane"
* Scotiabank Giller Prize - Elizabeth Hay, "Late Nights on Air"
* 2007 Governor General's Awards

United States

* Compton Crook Award: Naomi Novik, "His Majesty's Dragon"
* Whiting Writers' Awards:
**Poetry: Paul Guest, Cate Marvin
**Fiction: Ben Fountain, Brad Kessler, Dalia Sofer, Nina Marie Martínez, Patrick O’Keeffe
**Plays: Sheila Callaghan, Tarell Alvin McCraney
**Nonfiction: Carlo Rotella, Peter Trachtenberg, Jack Turner

United Kingdom

* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Rosalind Belben, "Our Horses in Egypt"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Rosemary Hill, ""


* Margaret Avison (b. 1918)
* Michael Dibdin (b. 1947)
* Douglas Hill (b. 1935)
* Madeleine L'Engle (b. 1918)
* Norman Mailer (b. 1923)
* Jane Rule (b. 1931)
* Sidney Sheldon (b. 1917)
* Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)

ee also

* Literature
* List of literary awards
* List of years in poetry
* Poetry
* List of poetry awards

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