Neil Gaiman's "Anansi Boys" receives award from the American Library Association

January 23rd, 2006

American Library Association announces literary award winners

(SAN ANTONIO) The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio.

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences

“Midnight at the Dragon Cafe,” written by Judy Fong Bates and published by Counterpoint.

“Upstate,” written by Kalisha Buckhanon and published by St Martins

“Anansi Boys,” written by Neil Gaiman, and published by William Morrow & Company

“As Simple as Snow,” written by Gregory Gallaway and published by Putnam

“Never Let Me Go,” written by Kazuo Ishiguro and published by Alfred A. Knopf

“Gil's All Fright Diner,” written by A. Lee Martinez, published by Tor

“The Necessary Beggar,” written by Susan Palwick and published by Tor

“My Jim,” written by Nancy Rawles and published by Crown

“Jesus Land: A Memoir,” written by Julia Scheeres, and published by Counterpoint

“The Glass Castle: A Memoir,” written by Jeannette Walls and published by Scribner