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2013 Granta Best of British Novelists
Author: Hall, Sarah, 1974-
Author: Markovits, Benjamin
Author: Beauman, Ned, 1985-
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Prize winning books 

Why not see what you think of the books that have been selected as the best of the year? Read them yourself and see if you agree with the judges. The links below take you to some of the book award websites.

Women's Prize for Fiction Women's Prize for Fiction

Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 Shortlist

Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

The Women's Prize for Fiction is the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. The award celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women from throughout the world.
Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 Shortlist 
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Milkman by Anna Burns
Ordinary People by Diana Evans
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Circe by Madeline Miller
Man Booker Prize Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner

2017 Winner of the Man Booker Prize - Lincoln in the Bardo by George SaundersThe Man Booker Prize launched in 1969 and is awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK.

The 2018 Winner is Milkman by Anna Burns. 

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous…

Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences

Costa Book Awards Costa Book Awards

Costa Book Of the Year Winner 2018 - 

The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es


Costa Book Awards 2018 - Category Winners
Costa Novel Award Winner - Normal People by Sally Rooney
Costa Biography Award Winner - The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es
Costa First Novel Award Winner - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Costa Children's Book Award Winner - The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay
Costa Poetry Award Winner - Assurances by J.O. Morgan

The Whitbread Literary Awards, as they were then known, were launched in 1971. Costa took over the ownership of the Book Awards in 2006.

There are five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book. For each category there are three judges - an author, a bookseller and a journalist. They select a shortlist of four books, which includes the winner.

The criteria are to select well-written, enjoyable books that they would strongly recommend anyone to read.

A nine-member judging panel, including the author from each of the original category judging panels together with a Chairman and three other people in the public eye who love reading, then read the five winners and select one of them as the overall Costa Book of the Year.

The CWA Dagger in the Library The CWA Dagger in the Library

The Dagger in the Library is awarded not for an individual book but for an author's entire body of work and is one of six highly prized CWA Dagger Awards awarded to crime writers since 1955. 

The 2018 winner is author Martin Edwards

Below is a selction of the other shortlisted authors works:

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Book:Written in bones:2017
Author: Oswald, James
Year 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Book:The trespasser:2017
Author: French, Tana
Year 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: Hodder
Author: Sansom, C. J.
Year 2007
Media class: Book
Publisher: Pan
Book:The silent room:2015
Author: Hannah, Mari
Year 2015
Media class: Book
Publisher: Macmillan
Carnegie and Greenaway Children's Book Awards Carnegie and Greenaway Children's Book Awards

Carnegie and Greenaway Children's Book Awards - Nominations announced!

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth-century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.

The Cilip Greenaway Medal
Nominations for 2019


The Cilip Carnegie Medal
Nominations For 2019


CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 Winner 

Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean


CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 Winner
Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith and written by Joanne Schwartz

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