Literature & Stories

The 2007 Believer Book Awards


Each year the editors of the Believer generate a short list of the novels they thought were the strongest and, in their opinion, the most undervalued of the year. The 2007 list, published this month, appears below, along with several writers’ citations.

The Short list

* Samedi the Deafness, Jesse Ball (Vintage)
* Sunless, Gerard Donovan (Overlook)
* Zeroville, Steve Erickson (Europa Editions)
* Generation Loss, Elizabeth Hand (Small Beer)
* African Psycho, Alain Mabancko (Soft Skull)
* Remainder, Tom McCarthy (Vintage)
* The Revisionist, Miranda Mellis (Calamari)
* The Power of Flies, Lydie Salvayre (Dalkey Archive)
* The Meat and Spirit Plan, Selah Saterstrom (Coffee House Press)
* An Ordinary Spy, Joseph Weisberg (Bloomsbury)

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