Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2018 British Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2018 British Book Awards have been announced.

The British Book Awards or 'Nibbies' are literary awards for the best UK writers and their works, administered by leading industry magazine The Bookseller, and honour the commercial successes of books, publishers, authors and bookshops.

The Overall Book of the Year is chosen from the winners of seven categories - Fiction, Debut, Non-Fiction: Narrative, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle, Children’s, Crime & Thriller and Audiobook.

BOOKS OF THE YEAR

BOOK OF THE YEAR
'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman

FICTION 
'Reservoir 13' by Jon McGregor

FICTION: CRIME & THRILLER
'The Dry' by Jane Harper

DEBUT
'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman

NON FICTION: LIFESTYLE
'5 Ingredients' by Jamie Oliver

NON FICTION: NARRATIVE
'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' by Reni Eddo-Lodge

AUDIOBOOK
'La Belle Sauvage' written by Philip Pullman, narrated by Michael Sheen

CHILDREN'S BOOK
'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris /
'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas

GREAT PEOPLE

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Philip Pullman

ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR
Alex Scheffler

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE BOOK TRADE
Tim Hely Hutchison

EDITOR OF THE YEAR
Simon Prosser

LITERARY AGENT OF THE YEAR
Madeleine Milburn

RIGHTS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Karine Marko

INDIVIDUAL BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR
Greig Watt

PUBLISHING SUCCESS

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Harper Collins

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER
Faber & Faber

IMPRINT
Viking

CHILDREN'S PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Children's Books

ACADEMIC, EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHER
Maths - No Problem!

MARKETING STRATEGY
Harper Collins for 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman

PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN
Rosi Crawley & Emma Draude (ED Public Relations) for 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas

BRINGING BOOKS TO READERS

BOOK RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Blackwell's

INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham

CHILDREN'S BOOK SELLER
The Book Nook, Hove