Tuesday, 4 December 2012

National Book Awards 2012

Tonight saw the prestigious National Book Awards sponsored by Specsavers taking place at the glamorous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London where the publishing world gathered to celebrate the success of all things books. The nominees and winners were:

Autobiography/Biography of the Year
Winner - My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding 

Popular Fiction Book of the Year sponsored by Specsavers
Winner - Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Crime Book of the Year available on iBookstore
Winner - A Wanted Man by Lee Child

Food & Drink Book of the Year sponsored by WHSmith
Winner - The Hairy Dieters by Si King & Dave Myers

International Author of the Year sponsored by Google Play™
Winner - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Non-fiction Book of the Year sponsored by Magic 105.4 FM
Winner - Is It Just Me by Miranda Hart

UK Author of the Year sponsored by Waterstones
Winner - Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Children's Book of the Year sponsored by National Book Tokens
Winner - Ratburger by David Walliams

Audiobook of the year sponsored by Audible.co.uk
Winner -  The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend, read by Caroline Quentin (Whole Story Audiobooks)

New Writer of the Year
Winner - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 

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