The 2008 Alex Award Winners

The winners of the 2008 Alex Award are as follows:

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in theNew China

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch; An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly.

  • Genre: Memoir
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham (December 27, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1592403379
  • Bad Monkeys: A Novel (P.S.)

    Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff.

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Science Fiction
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (August 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061240427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061240423
  • Genghis: Birth of an Empire

    Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden.

  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 458 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (May 1, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0385339518
  • The God of Animals: A Novel

    The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle.

    • Genre: Fiction
    • Paperback: 336 pages
    • Publisher: Scribner (March 4, 2008)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1416533257
    • ISBN-13: 978-1416533252

    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.

  • Genre: Memoir
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374531269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374531263
  • Mister Pip

    Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. 

  • Genre: Fiction
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback (May 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385341075
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385341073
  • The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)

    The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: DAW Trade; Reprint edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756405890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756405892
  • The Night Birds

    The Night Birds by Thomas Maltman.

  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Press (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569475024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569475027
  • The Spellman Files: A Novel (Izzy Spellman Mysteries)

    The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. 

  • Genre: Mystery
  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; Reprint edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416594175
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416594178
  • Essex County Volume 1: Tales From The Farm (Essex County)

    Tales from the Farm: Essex County, v.1. by Jeff Lemire.

  • Genre: Graphic Novel
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Top Shelf Productions; illustrated edition edition (March 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891830880
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891830884
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