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Massachusetts Book Award Winners for the Year 2007

Honoring books published in 2006.

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Fiction Award

The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud (Alfred A. Knopf)

Fiction Honors

Jump at the Sun by Kim McLarin (HarperCollins)
How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed (HarperCollins)

Nonfiction Award

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking)

Nonfiction Honors

House of War by James Carroll (Houghton Mifflin)
Failed States by Noam Chomsky (Metropolitan/Henry Holt)

Poetry Award

Averno by Louise Glück (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Poetry Honors

The Republic of Poetry by Martín Espada (W. W. Norton)
God’s Silence by Franz Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)

Children's / Young Adult Literature Award

Incantation by Alice Hoffman (Little, Brown)

Children's / Young Adult Honors

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (Hyperion)
Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop (Wendy Lamb/Random House)


2007 Massachusetts Book Award Judges

Israella Abrams, Swampscott Public Library
Lisa Borders, author of Cloud Cuckoo Land
Jeanne Braham, editor, author of Light Within the Light
Jennifer Hanson, Primary Source Inc., Watertown
Pat Keogh, Foundation for Children’s Books, Boston
Ifeanyi Mentiki, Wellesley College, Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Cambridge
Jacqueline Rafferty, Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset
Chris Rose, Andover Bookstore
Richard D. Simpson, Water Street Books, Williamstown
Suzanne Strempek Shea, author of Shelf Life
Jennifer Whitehead, Belchertown Public Library