British Book Awards


British Book Awards

The British Book Awards are given annually and promoted by the UK publishing industry trade journal "Publishing News". They are also known as the Nibbies because of the golden nib-shaped trophy given to winners. [cite web |url=http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article3599732.ece |title=Katie Price shortlisted for WH Smith Children’s Book of the Year |accessdate=2008-04-06 |date=2008-03-22 |publisher=The Times]

Awards

Current Awards

The awards are made in a number of headline categories:
* Best Read of the Year
* Lifetime Achievement Award
* Author of the Year
* Biography of the Year
* Book of the Year
* Children's Book of the Year
* Crime Thriller of the Year
* Writer of the Year
* History Book of the Year
* Literary Fiction Award
* Newcomer of the Year Award
* Sports Book of the Year
* TV & Film Book of the Year

Retired awards

Previously awards have also been made in these categories that are now discontinued:
* Children's Author of the Year (1990 - 1995)
* Illustrated Children's Book of the Year (1991 - 1995)

British Book Trade Awards

* Publisher of the Year
* Award for Exporting
* Imprint & Editor of the Year
* Sales & Marketing Campaign
* Award for inspiring wider reading
* Design & Production Award
* Award for industry Achievement
* Bowker Bookselling Company of the Year
* Aurum Independent Bookshop of the Year
* Small Publisher of the Year
* Publicity Campaign of the Year
* Award for Innovation in the Book Business

Previous winners

The Lifetime Achievement Award

* 2008 - J K Rowling
* 2007 - John Grisham
* 2006 - Jamie Oliver
* 2005 - Sir John Mortimer
* 2004 - Sir David Attenborough
* 2003 - Alan Bennett
* 2002 - Mark Barty-King
* 2001 - Ernest Hecht
* 2000 - Spike Milligan
* 1999 - Maeve Binchy
* 1998 - Jilly Cooper
* 1997 - Paul Scherer
* 1996 - Wilbur Smith
* 1995 - Delia Smith
* 1994 - Catherine Cookson
* 1993 - Dr. D. G. Hessayon

Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year

* 2008 - A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury)
* 2007 - The Interpretation of Murder - Jed Rubenfeld (Headline Review)
* 2006 - Labyrinth - Kate Mosse (Orion)
* 2005 - Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (Sceptre)
* 2004 - The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (Picador)

The Book of the Year

* 2008 - On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan (Jonathan Cape)
* 2007 - The Dangerous Book for Boys - Con & Hal Iggulden (Harpercollins)
* 2006 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - JK Rowling (Bloomsbury)
* 2005 - The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (Corgi)
* 2004 - Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss (Profile)
* 2003 - Stupid White Men - Michael Moore (Penguin)
* 2002 - Billy - Pamela Stephenson (HarperCollins)
* 2001 - Man and Boy - Tony Parsons (HarperCollins)
* 2000 - Managing My Life - Alex Ferguson (Hodder & Stoughton)
* 1999 - Birthday Letters - Ted Hughes (Faber & Faber)
* 1998 - Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding (Picador)
* 1997 - Longitude - Dava Sobel (Fourth Estate)
* 1996 - Delia Smith's Winter Collection (BBC Books)
* 1995 - Writing Home - Alan Bennett (Faber & Faber)
* 1994 - Wild Swans - Jung Chang (Flamingo)

The Author of the Year

* 2008 - Ian McEwan
* 2007 - Richard Dawkins
* 2006 - Alan Bennett
* 2005 - Sheila Hancock
* 2004 - Alexander McCall Smith
* 2003 - Sarah Waters
* 2002 - Philip Pullman
* 2001 - Nigella Lawson
* 2000 - J K Rowling
* 1999 - Beryl Bainbridge
* 1998 - Louis de Bernieres
* 1997 - Bill Bryson
* 1996 - Salman Rushdie
* 1995 - Sebastian Faulks
* 1994 - Roddy Doyle
* 1993 - Andrew Morton
* 1992 - Peter Mayle
* 1991 - Peter Ackroyd
* 1990 - Prince of Wales

The Children's Book of the Year

* 2008 - Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman - Francesca Simon (Orion Children's Books)
* 2007 - Flanimals of the Deep - Ricky Gervais (Faber & Faber)
* 2006 - Ark Angel - Anthony Horowitz (Walker Books)
* 2005 - The Gruffalo's Child - Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (Macmillan Children's Books)
* 2004 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon (David Fickling)
* 2003 - Girls in Tears - Jacqueline Wilson (Corgi Children's)
* 2002 - Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer (Viking/Puffin)
* 2001 - The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman (Scholastic)
* 2000 - The Illustrated Mum - Jacqueline Wilson (Doubleday)
* 1999 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J K Rowling (Bloomsbury)
* 1998 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J K Rowling (Bloomsbury)
* 1997 - Northern Lights - Philip Pullman (Scholastic)
* 1996 - The Hutchinson treasury of Children's Literature ed - Alison Sage (Hutchinson)

The Children's Author of the Year

* 1995 - Allan Ahlberg & Janet Ahlberg
* 1994 - Anne Fine
* 1993 - Raymond Briggs
* 1992 - Dick King-Smith
* 1991 - Anne Fine
* 1990 - Roald Dahl

The Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

* 1995 - The Most Amazing Pop-Up Science Book - Jay Young (Watts Books)
* 1994 - Mummy Laid an Egg - Babette Cole (Jonathan Cape)
* 1993 - Penguin Small - Mick Inkpen (Hodder)
* 1992 - Farmer Duck - Helen Oxenbury (Walker Books)
* 1991 - The Mousehole Cat - Nicola Bayley (Walker Books)

The Illustrated Book of the Year

* 2004 - England's Thousand Best Houses - Simon Jenkins (Allen Lane)
* 2003 - Sahara - Michael Palin (Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated)
* 2002 - The Blue Planet - Andrew Byatt, Alastair Fothergill, Martha Holmes (BBC Worldwide)
* 2001 - The Beatles Anthology (Cassell)
* 2000 - Century - Bruce Bernard (Phaidon Press)
* 1999 - Ethel and Ernest - Raymond Briggs (Jonathan Cape)
* 1998 - The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Tim Smit (Gollancz)
* 1997 - Flora Britannica - Richard Mabey (Sinclair-Stevenson)
* 1996 - The River Cafe Cookbook - Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers (Ebury Press)
* 1995 - The Art Book (Phaidon Press)

The Newcomer of the Year

* 2008 - Catherine O'Flynn
* 2007 - Victoria Hislop
* 2006 - Marina Lewycka
* 2005 - Susanna Clarke
* 2004 - Monica Ali
* 2003 - Allison Pearson
* 2002 - Pete McCarthy
* 2001 - Zadie Smith
* 2000 - Sort Of Books and Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart
* 1999 - Borders UK
* 1998 - Daisy & Tom
* 1997 - Kate Atkinson
* 1990 - Bryce Courtenay

The TV & Film Book of the Year

* 2007 - The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger (HarperCollins)
* 2006 - The Constant Gardener - John le Carré (Hodder & Stoughton)
* 2005 - Himalaya - Michael Palin (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
* 2004 - How Clean Is Your House - Kim Woodburn & Aggie MacKenzie (Michael Joseph)
* 2003 - What Not To Wear - Trinny Woodall & Susannah Constantine (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

The Biography of the Year

* 2008 - My Booky Wook - Russell Brand (Hodder & Stoughton)
* 2007 - The Sound of Laughter - Peter Kay (Century)
* 2006 - Sharon Osbourne Extreme - Sharon Osbourne (Time Warner)
* 2005 - My Life - Bill Clinton (Hutchinson)
* 2004 - Toast - Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate)
* 2003 - Churchill - Roy Jenkins (Pan)

The Popular Fiction Award

* 2008 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards (Penguin)
* 2006 - Anybody Out There - Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph)
* 2006 - The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (Vintage)

The Literary Fiction Award

* 2005 - Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (Sceptre)
* 2004 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon (Jonathan Cape)

The History Book of the Year

* 2005 - William Pitt the Younger - William Hague (HarperCollins)
* 2004 - Stalin - Simon Sebag Montefiore (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

The Sports Book of the Year

* 2007 - - Steven Gerrard (Bantam)
* 2006 - Being Freddie - Andrew Flintoff (Hodder & Stoughton)
* 2005 - - Paul Gascoigne (Headline)
* 2004 - - Martin Johnson (Headline)

The Audiobook of the Year

* 2004 - Forgotten Voices of the Great War - Max Arthur (Random House)
* 2003 - Series of Unfortunate Events - written by Lemony Snicket, read by Tim Curry (Collins)
* 2002 - The Laying on of Hands - written & read by Alan Bennett (BBC Radio Collection)

The Crime Thriller of the Year

* 2008 - Book of the Dead - Patricia Cornwell (Little,Brown)
* 2007 - The Naming of the Dead - Ian Rankin (Orion)
* 2006 - The Take - Martina Cole (Headline)
* 2005 - Fleshmarket Close - Ian Rankin (Orion)

The deciBel Writer of the Year

* 2007 - Jackie Kay
* 2006 - Diana Evans
* 2005 - Hari Kunzru

The Fastest Selling Biography of All Time

* 2004 - My Side - David Beckham (CollinsWillow)

The Travel Writer of the Year

* 1993 - Michael Palin - Pole to Pole (BBC Books)
* 1992 - Mark Shand - Travels on my Elephant (Jonathan Cape)
* 1991 - V.S. Naipaul - India (Heinemann)
* 1990 - Peter Mayle - A Year in Provence (Hamish Hamilton)

The Fantasy and Science Fiction Author of the Year

* 1994 - Terry Pratchett

Bestseller of the Year

* 1991 - Delia Smith's Christmas (BBC Books)

ee also

* List of British literary awards
* List of literary awards
* List of prizes, medals, and awards
* English literature
* British literature

References

External links

* [http://www.britishbookawards.co.uk/ Official Site]
* [http://www.publishingnews.co.uk/ Publishing News website]
* [http://www.activair.com Official Sponsors of the Nibbies - Activair]


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