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2013 Granta Best of British Novelists
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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 2018 - Winner

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. 

The 2018 winner is Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. The novel is about Isma, she is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy. Is he to be a chance at love?

Man Booker Prize Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize 2017 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 2017 Winner is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. New York resident author George Saunders, was born in Texas and is the second American author to win the prize in its 49-year history.

The novel is about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven-year-old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. As the War rages the President's beloved son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying. 

Costa Book Awards Costa Book Awards

Costa Book Of the Year Winner 2017 - 
Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore

Costa Book Awards 2017 - Category Winners
Costa Novel Award Winner - Reservoir 13 - Jon McGregor
Costa Biography Award Winner - In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott 
Costa First Novel Award Winner - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Costa Children's Book Award Winner - The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
Costa Poetry Award Winner - Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore  

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 - Shortlists 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.

CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 Shortlist

1. Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans
2. After the Fire by Will Hill 
3. Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean 
4. Rook by Anthony McGowan
5. Release by Patrick Ness
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
8. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 Shortlist

1. King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin and written by Nicola Davies
2. Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori
. A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horáček and written by Nicola Davies
4. The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by A.F. Harrold
Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith and written by Joanne Schwartz
6. Thornhill illustrated and written by Pam Smy
7. Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup

CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 Winner
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 Winner
There is a Tribe of Kids Illustrated by Lane Smith

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