The British Book Awards shortlists have been announced for 2017, covering a large range of books and genres. The shortlists cover six categories with six selections in each category and this week we’ll be bringing you one category a day, allowing you to savour the entire shortlist.
From this year, the Bookseller will host the British Book Awards, and it’s meant a few changes that we think readers will appreciate.
Today we have the shortlist for Fiction Book of the Year, check back tomorrow for the Debut Book of the Year shortlist:
Each category winner will be decided by six panels of judges with a separate panel going on to choose the overall book of the year. The results will be revealed at an awards ceremony to be held at Grosvenor House in central London on 8th May and we’ll bring you those as soon as we have them.
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The prize was founded last year to improve the poor representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic writers and was funded by an anonymous donor. Now the first year is complete, it’s announced that the prize will run again next year. Read More
Named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, the prize’s focus is on recognising and celebrating both fiction and nonfiction.
The Zochonis Charitable Trust has long supported the prize putting up the £10,000 prize money for the fiction and nonfiction categories. However, philanthropist Sir John Zochonis sadly passed away last year and now the trust says it cannot extend its ongoing support to the awards. Read More