Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Borders 2004 Original Voices Award Nominees

Borders has nominated five books in four categories for its 2004 Original Voices Award. Each winner will
receive $5,000 and be featured in Borders stores throughout the spring. Finalists for the awards are chosen by both corporate and
store employees; the winners will be announced in March.

The finalists are:


1. Brick Lane by Monica Ali (Scribner)
2. Jennifer Government by Max Barry (Picador)
3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)
5. The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (MacAdam/Cage)
6. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer (Knopf)


1. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (Doubelday)
2. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King (Walker)
3. Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc (Scribner)
4. Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World
Series of Poker by James McManus (FSG)
5. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi (Random)
6. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (Norton)

Children's Picture Books

1. The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony
DiTerlizzi (S&S)
2. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems (Hyperion)
3. The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy Basil Ering
4. Eleanor, Ellatony, Ellencake, and Me by C.M. Rubin, illustrated by
Christopher Fowler (McGraw-Hill/Gingham Dog)
5. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds (Candlewick)
6. Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II (Carl R. Sams)

Intermediate/Young Adult Books

1. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (Knopf)
2. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (Hyperion/Miramax)
3. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Random House)
4. Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins/Cotler)
5. After by Francine Prose (HarperTempest)
6. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (Harcourt)

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