2015 Winners

 

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FICTION WINNER

Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
(Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc)

Book cover: All the Light We Cannot SeeThrough the intertwined stories of a sightless French girl and a German soldier, Doerr masterfully and imaginatively re-creates the harsh conditions in WWII-torn France and the strictly controlled lives of the military occupiers.                 

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NONFICTION WINNER

Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
(Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House)

Book cover: Just MercyStevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Institute in Montgomery, Alabama, delivers a passionate account of the ways our nation thwarts justice and inhumanely punishes the poor and disadvantaged.

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SHORTLIST

FICTION FINALISTS

Book cover: All the Light We Cannot See

 

Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
(Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.)

Book cover: Nora Webster

Colm Tóibín
Nora Webster
(Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.)

Book cover: On Such a Full Sea

 

Chang-rae Lee
On Such a Full Sea
(Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group USA).

NONFICTION FINALISTS

Book cover: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy
(Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House)

Book cover: The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
(Henry Holt)

Book cover: Thirteen Days in September

 

Lawrence Wright
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

(published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House LLC)

 

LONGLIST


Fiction:

Allen, Jeffery Renard. Song of the Shank. (Graywolf) Denfeld,

Rene. The Enchanted. (Harper)

, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See. (Scribner) 

Ferrante, Elena. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. (Europa)

Flanagan, Richard. The Narrow Road to the Deep North. (Knopf)

Harkaway, Nick. Tigerman. (Knopf)

Hellenga, Robert. The Confessions of Frances Godwin. (Bloomsbury)

Henríquez, Cristina. The Book of Unknown Americans. (Knopf) 

James, Marlon. A Brief History of Seven Killings. (Riverhead)Lee, Chang-rae

. On Such a Full Sea. (Riverhead)

Mandel, Emily St. John. Station Eleven. (Knopf)

Mantel, Hilary. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. (Holt)

Matthiessen, Peter. In Paradise. (Penguin)

McEwan, Ian. The Children Act. (Doubleday/Nan A Talese)

Minot, Susan. Thirty Girls. (Random)

Mitchell, David. The Bone Clocks. (Random)

Ness, Patrick. The Crane Wife. (Penguin)

Nicholls, David. Us. (Harper)

Powers, Richard. Orfeo. (Norton)

Prose, Francine. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932. (Harper)

Rash, Ron. Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories. (Ecco)

Robinson, Marilynne. Lila. (Farrar)

Toews, Miriam. All My Puny Sorrows. (McSweeney’s)

Tóibín, Colm. Nora Webster. (Scribner)

Nonfiction:

Ackerman, Diane. The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us. (Norton)

Birmingham, Kevin. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses. (Penguin).

Blum, Howard. Dark Invasion: 1915; Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America. (Harper)

Bragg, Rick. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. (Harper)

Davis, Joshua. Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream. (Farrar)

Eig, Jonathan. The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. (Norton)

Greenwald, Glenn. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. (Holt)

Hobbs, Jeff. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League. (Scribner)

Isaacson, Walter. The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. (Simon & Schuster)

Jager, Eric. Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris. (Little, Brown)

Kaplan, Fred. John Quincy Adams: American Visionary. (Harper)

Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. (Holt)

Lepore, Jill. The Secret History of Wonder Woman. (Knopf)

Macy, Beth. Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town. (Little, Brown)

Schama, Simon. The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC–1492 AD. (Ecco)

Sides, Hampton. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette. (Doubleday)

Stark, Lizzie. Pandora’s DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes through History, Science, and One Family Tree. (Chicago Review)

Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. (Spiegel & Grau)

Wright, Lawrence. Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David. (Knopf)

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