<i>Publishers Weekly</i> announces its Best Books of 2009

Book-trade magazine Publishers Weekly is among the first outlets out of the gate with a Best of 2009 list.

In addition to David Small's National Book Award-nominated memoir Stitches, announced last week as one of the magazine's Top 10 books of the year, the PW list includes a comics category:

Parker: The Hunter, by Darwyn Cooke and Richard Starking (IDW Publishing)

Driven by Lemons, by Josh Cotter (AdHouse Books)

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou, and Alecos Papdatos and Annie Di Donna (Bloomsbury)

The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, by Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre (First Second)

Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni Press)

Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco (Metropolitan)

A Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

You'll Never Know: A Good and Decent Man, by Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)

Pluto, by Naoki Urasawa (Viz Media)

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