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.
The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist announced
The 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.
This year’s longlist of 13 books are:
- 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
- Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
- History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
- Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
- Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
- Elmet by Fiona Mozley
- The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
- Autumn by Ali Smith
- Swing Time by Zadie Smith
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Carnegie and Greenaway Childrens Book Awards
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 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
The Baileys 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.
Costa Book Of the Year Winner 2016 -
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Costa Book Awards 2016 - Category Winners
Costa Novel Award Winner - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Costa Biography Award Winner - Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory by Keggie Carew
Costa First Novel Award Winner - Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
Costa Children's Book Award Winner - The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan
Costa Poetry Award Winner - Falling Awake by Alice Oswald
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.
Guardian First Book Award is a literary award by The Guardian newspaper and was established in 1999. The award annually recognises new writers across fiction and non-fiction. 10 books are nominated by publishers with the 11th slot nominated by readers.
First Book Award 2015 Winner
Physical by Andrew McMillan
First Book Award 2014 Winner -
Young Skins by Colin Barrett