Dave Cullen, author of Columbine

Awards for Columbine
And bestseller lists

Reviews here. This page summarizes:



Discover Award Judges' Statements

"This was my top pick from the moment I read it back in the summer, and it remained so, as it did everything I want in a book, and at a high level. It took a story that all Americans think we know, and then, by using meticulous research, a mesmerizing voice, a highly skilled use of non-chronological time, and characters so well-drawn they still come to mind every day, showed us that everything we thought we understood was wrong."—Rachel Simon

"An extraordinary book. It vividly reconstructs the tragic events of April, 20, 1999, while at the same time opening up the inner lives of the people involved. Exquisitely structured and painstakingly researched, Columbine treats its subject matter with a compassionate scrutiny, and Dave Cullen holds a steady eye on both the blameless and the guilty in this intimate portrait of violence and community."—Lee Martin

"A nuanced and fascinating account of the characters and events that surround the shootings at Columbine. This heart-stopping book allows one to examine the shootings from multiple angles, giving the reader a glimpse into a seemingly incomprehensible tragedy."—Danielle Trussoni

Full Discover Awards coverage

Best of 2009 Lists

— New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2009

— Los Angeles Times: 25 Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2009
     (Editor David Ulin's Top 6)

— Entertainment Weekly: Best Books of 2009: #4 in Nonfiction

— Salon.com: 5 Best Nonfiction Books of 2009

— Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2009

— American Library Association: Notable Books of 2009 (12 selected in nonfiction)

— Chicago Tribune: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2009

— Miami Herald: Reviewers' Choices for Most Intriguing Books of 2009

— Borders: 10 Best of 2009: Nonfiction

— Amazon Editors' Picks: 5 Best Current Events Books of 2009

— Amazon Top 100 Customer Favorites of 2009

— iTunes: #1 Best Nonfiction Audiobook of 2009

— Audible.com: #3 Best of 2009: Nonfiction

— Bookmarks: Best Books of 2009

— Mother Jones: Top Books of 2009

— National Post (Canada): Best Books of the Year

— Asia Literary Review: 10 Best Books of 2009

— Washington Post Express: 2009 Express Staff Picks

— Oakland's East Bay Express: Best Books of 2009

— New Haven Register: 10 recommended nonfiction for 2009

— New London Connecticut's The Day: Best of '09

— New West: Best Books in the West 2009

Hardcover Bestseller Lists

— New York Times (8 weeks, peaked at #3)

— Publishers Weekly

— USA Today

— Wall Street Journal

— Associated Press

— Entertainment Weekly

— Los Angeles Times

— Boston Globe

— Denver Post (#1)

— Minneapolis Star-Tribune

— Globe & Mail (Canada)

— Boulder Daily Camera

— Fort Wayne Gazette

— Barnes & Noble

— Borders

— IndieBound

— Amazon (Top 100 bestsellers of 2009)

Barnes & Noble's 2009 Discover Award for COLUMBINE 2010. Edgar Award for COLUMBINE 2010.