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The British Book Awards – 2019

The HomeBritish Book Awards – or The Nibbies, as they are affectionately known – celebrate the best in British writing, publishing and book selling. All eight shortlists have been announced, and battling it out this year are British powerhouses like David Walliams, Jojo Moyes and Ian Rankin, newcomers Heather Morris, Stuart Turton and Ruth Jones, and even the controversial A. J. Finn, better known to the publishing industry as Dan Mallory.

The winners will be chosen by eight individual judge panels, with a separate panel picking out the overall book of the year. Which will succeed last years winner, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine? The results will be announced on May 13th!

The 2019 Book of the Year Shortlists

Début Book of the Year

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock  Never Greener  The Tattooist of AuschwitzDear Mrs. Bird   Lullaby   The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Children’s Fiction Book of the Year

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)   The House with Chicken Legs   Head Kid

The Skylarks' War  The Ice Monster  My Mum Tracy Beaker

Children’s Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree A Poem for Every Day of the Year  Fantastically Great Women Who Made History  Oi Duck-billed Platypus! You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything: The Number One Bestseller   Politics for Beginners  Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Fiction Book of the Year

Transcription   Milkman   Still Me Normal People   Tombland (Matthew Shardlake, #7)  Why Mummy Swears

Fiction: Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

Our House  The Woman in the Window  The Wife Between UsClose to Home (DI Adam Fawley, #1)  Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare)  In a House of Lies (Inspector Rebus, #22)

Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible  Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them  BOSH!: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants.Lose Weight for Good: Full-flavour cooking for a low-calorie diet Ottolenghi SIMPLE    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book: Pit your wits against Britain’s greatest map makers

Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year

Everything I Know About Love  First Man In: Leading from the Front BecomingThe Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken   The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story  Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

AudioBook of the Year

42740122     Their Lost Daughters (DI Jackman & DS Evans, #2)         4183923340314512  42629836  40910991

Have you read any of the shortlisted books? Which one has your vote for Book of the Year?

Want to find out more about The Nibbies and check out the shortlists for other categories? Click here!


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