Khaled Hosseni’s 1000 Splendid Suns was named Book of the Year by Hudson Books, a unit of travel retailer Hudson Group.
The company has announced its list of the Best Books published in 2007. In addition to the Book of the Year, the company’s selections include 10 fiction, 10 nonfiction, five children’s and five business books chosen by a panel consisting of the company’s bookselling professionals and airport general managers. They were chosen for innovation, readability, thematic impact, popular appeal and cultural relevance.
In alphabetical order, Hudson’s selections are:
Best Fiction: Away – Amy Bloom, The Savage Detectives – Roberto Bolano, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union – Michael Chabon, Falling Man – Don DeLillo, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz, 1000 Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini, A Free Life – Ha Jin, Tree of Smoke – Denis Johnson, After Dark – Haruki Murakami, The Tenderness of Wolves – Stef Penney.
Best Nonfiction: The Day of Battle – Rick Atkinson, A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Beah, Boom – Tom Brokaw, I Am America – Stephen Colbert, American Creation – Joseph Ellis, The Assault on Reason – Al Gore, God is Not Great – Christopher Hitchens, Einstein – Walter Isaacson, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral – Barbara Kingsolver, The World Without Us – Alan Weisman.
Best Children’s: The Dangerous Book for Boys – Conn Iggulden, Mahalia Mouse Goes to College – John Lithgow, Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling, The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick.
Best Business: Five Minds for the Future – Howard Gardner, Microtrends – Mark Penn, The No Asshole Rule – Robb Sutton, The Black Swan – Nasim Nicholas Taleb, Wikinomics – Don Tapscott.