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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.

There are ten book shortlists across a range of categories, plus two audiobook categories. An overall Book of the Year is chosen from the category winners.

Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

Children's Illustrated Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

Children's Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

Discover Book of the Year 2022 shortlist

Fiction Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

Fiction Crime and Thriller Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

Fiction Début Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

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Pageturner Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

Winner of Fiction Début Award and The Book of the Year 2021 Award

Shuggie Bain : Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 - Douglas Stuart

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life.

She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves.

It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother's sense of snobbish propriety. The miners' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no' right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place.

Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride.

'We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.' - The judges of the Booker Prize

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Winner of the Author of the Year 2021 Award

Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club : (The Thursday Murder Club 1) - Richard Osman

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?

'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' The Times , Crime Book of the Month

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Winner of the Audiobook of the Year 2021 Award

Think Like a Monk: The secret of how to harness the power of positivity and be happy now - Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast 'On Purpose', distils the timeless wisdom he learned as a practising monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. Over the past three years, Jay Shetty has become a favourite in the hearts and minds of millions of people worldwide.

One of his clips was the most watched video on Facebook last year, with over 360 million views.

His social media following totals over 32 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos, which have amassed more than 5 billion views. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power.

Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract.

Shetty transforms them into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world.

Shetty proves that everyone can - and should - think like a monk.

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Winner of the Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2021 Award

The Highland Falcon Thief - M. G. Leonard

Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a breathless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve.

Harrison Beck is reluctantly joining his travel-writer Uncle Nat for the last journey of the royal train, The Highland Falcon. But as the train makes its way to Scotland, a priceless brooch goes missing, and things are suddenly a lot more interesting. As suspicions and accusations run high among the passengers, Harrison begins to investigate and uncovers a few surprises along the way.

Can he solve the mystery of the jewel thief and catch the culprit before they reach the end of the line? Hear whispers in the dining car, find notes in the library, and unknown passengers among the luggage as you help Harrison to solve the mystery aboard one of the world's grandest trains. Fast-paced and packed with illustrations and clues, Adventures on Trains is a stop you won't want to miss!

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Winner of the Children's Illustrated and Non-fiction Book of the Year 2021 Award

Black and British: A short, essential history - David Olusoga

A short, essential introduction to Black British history for readers of 12+ by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga.

When did Africans first come to Britain? Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings? Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution? These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history: from the Roman Africans who guarded Hadrian's Wall right up to the present day.

This children's version of the bestseller Black and British: A Forgotten History is illustrated with maps, photos and portraits.

Macmillan Children's Books will donate 50p from every copy sold to The Black Curriculum.

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Winner of the Fiction Book of the Year 2021 Award

Hamnet : WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 - THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER - Maggie O'Farrell

On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help.

Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that one of the children will not survive the week.

Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a kestrel and its mistress; flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; and a glovemaker's son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves.

Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.

'Richly sensuous... something special' The Sunday Times

'A thing of shimmering wonder' David Mitchell

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Winner of the Fiction: Crime and Thriller Book of the Year 2021 Award

Troubled Blood : Winner of the Crime and Thriller British Book of the Year Award 2021 - Robert Galbraith

Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on.

Plus the pair are still battling their feelings for one another, while Robin is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly.

A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet.

'A blistering piece of crime writing' Sunday Times

'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship' Independent

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Winner of the Non-fiction: Lifestyle Book of the Year 2021 Award

Skincare : The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide - Caroline Hirons

Caroline Hirons is the authority in skincare - and for the first time, she's sharing her knowledge with the world. With over 100 million views of her blog and over 13 million views of her YouTube videos, she cuts out the jargon, tells you what you do and don't need, and is finally going to get the nation off face wipes for good!

Skincare is the go-to book for people of all ages and skin types who want to feel and look fantastic. It explains the facts, the myths and the best way to get good skin - on any budget.

With everything from Caroline's signature cheat sheets, simple tips and tricks to glow (inside and out!) understanding ingredients lists, and advice on how to choose the products that are right for you, this is the ultimate guide to healthier, brighter skin.

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Winner of the Non-fiction: Narrative Book of the Year 2021 Award

Diary of a Young Naturalist: WINNER OF THE 2020 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING - Dara McAnulty

Winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize, Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head.

Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist. With a sense of awe and wonder, Dara describes in meticulous detail encounters in his garden and the wild, with blackbirds, whooper swans, red kites, hen harriers, frogs, dandelions, skylarks, bats, cuckoo flowers, Irish hares and many more species.

The power and warmth of his words also draw an affectionate and moving portrait of a close-knit family making their way in the world.

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Winner of the Pageturner Book of the Year 2021 Award

Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

*The multi-million copy bestseller*Soon to be a major filmA Number One New York Times Bestseller'Painfully beautiful' New York Times'Unforgettable . . . as engrossing as it is moving' Daily Mail'A rare achievement' The Times 'I can't even express how much I love this book!' Reese Witherspoon-------------------------------------------------For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say.

Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

'Where the Crawdads Sing will reach a huge audience though the writer's old-fashioned talents for compelling character, plotting and landscape description' The Guardian

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