Saturday, November 26, 2016

2016 Books Are My Bag Readers Award Winners Announced


The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards were announced November 24 at a ceremony at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London. They are the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops. And the only major awards voted for by booklovers.

Five shortlists were chosen by booksellers across the UK & Ireland: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography & Autobiography, Children’s and Breakthrough Author. A special Readers Choice Award; voted for entirely by booklovers; and a Beautiful Book Award; voted for entirely by booksellers, complete the list of awards.

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are sponsored by National Book Tokens.

2016 Books Are My Bag Readers Award Winners



Fiction
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

Non-Fiction
Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Children
The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie

Biography & Autobiography
The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Breakthrough Author
Joanna Cannon (The Trouble with Goats and Sheep)

Reader's Choice
The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla

Beautiful Book
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, cover design by Peter Dyer