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The British Book Awards

Organised by The Bookseller, The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops.

Eight individual books of the year are announced across different categories and an overall Book of the Year is chosen from the individual winners. Also highlighted are an Author of the Year and Illustrator of the Year.

Visit the Awards' website to find out more.

Book of the Year 2019

Normal People - Sally Rooney

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there.

But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins.

Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love.

£8.99

£6.79

Author of the Year   |  See All Books by Lee Child

£8.99

£6.89

£20.00

£15.15

Illustrator of the Year   |  See All Books by Judith Kerr

Children’s Fiction Book of the Year

The Ice Monster - David Walliams

Read all about it! Read all about it! ICE MONSTER FOUND IN ARCTIC!

When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she's determined to discover more...

£14.99

£11.85

Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year

You Are Awesome : Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything - Matthew Syed

The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling mindset author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to Serena Williams to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired.

Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults.

£9.99

£8.19

Début Fiction Book of the Year

Lullaby - Leila Slimani

When Myriam, a brilliant lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband look for a nanny for their two young children.

But as the couple and their nanny become more and more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, until Myriam and Paul's idyllic domesticity is shattered...

£8.99

£6.79

Fiction Book of the Year

Normal People - Sally Rooney

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there.

But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins.

Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love.

£8.99

£6.79

Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

Our House : The Sunday Times bestseller everyone's talking about - Louise Candlish

On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue.

Nothing strange about that. Except it's your house. And you didn’t sell it.

£8.99

£7.49

Non-Fiction: Lifestyle Book of the Year

BOSH! - Henry Firth

Want to cook ridiculously good plant-based food from scratch but have no idea where to start?

With over 140 incredibly easy and outrageously tasty all plants meals, BOSH! The Cookbook will be your guide.

£20.00

£15.85

Non-Fiction: Narrative Book of the Year

Becoming - Michelle Obama

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her.

£25.00

£17.85

Audiobook of the Year

Becoming - Michelle Obama

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Becoming by Michelle Obama, read by Michelle Obama.

Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.

£20.00

£16.35