Best Books of 2000

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 2000:

Fiction Selections:

Being DeadJim Crace
Beowulf: A New Verse TranslationSeamus Heaney
Gertrude and ClaudiusJohn Updike
The Human StainPhilip Roth
White TeethZadie Smith

Nonfiction Selections:

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 ChaptersMatt Ridley
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering GeniusDave Eggers
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British MandateTom Segev
RimbaudGraham Robb
Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold WarFrances FitzGerald

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2000

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2000:

Winner: Interpreter of MaladiesJhumpa Lahiri
Finalist: Close Range: Wyoming StoriesAnnie Proulx
Finalist: WaitingHa Jin

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2000:

Winner: Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War IIJohn W. Dower
Finalist: Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory BirdsScott Weidensaul
Finalist: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate TheoryBrian Greene

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.