The Boat

Jacket art for graphic novel The Boat

  • Contributors: Nam Le.
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  • Summary: Stories that take us from the slums of Colombia to the streets of Tehran; from New York City to Iowa; from a tiny fishing village in Australia to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea-- while taking us to the heart of what is means to be human.
  • Awards/Recognition:
    • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2009.
    • Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for Newcomer and Nominee for Literary Fiction, 2009
    • Australian Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Fiction, 2009
    • Dylan Thomas Prize, 2008
    • Kathleen Mitchell Award, Australia
    • Library Journal Best Books, 2008
    • New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, 2009
    • New York Times Notable Books - Fiction and Poetry, 2008
    • NSW Premier's Literary Awards: Book of the Year
    • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award for an Australian Short Story Collection
    • Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominee for Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2009
    • No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.


  • Number of Pages: 271
  • Recommended Grade Level:
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • ISBN: 9780307268082

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