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Diverse Book Awards

Created by The Author School, The Diverse Book Awards 2021 highlights the best of diverse voices published in the UK during 2020, both traditionally and self-published. The awards are borne from the belief in the need to showcase the talent of marginalised voices. The awards aim to open a space where the spotlight is on them. 

Authors (UK-based only) and publishers can submit any children's, young adult, or adult fiction book published in 2020 that features Black, Asian, Latin American and/or inclusive main characters. Find out more »

Diverse Book Awards 2021: Children’s Shortlist

Diverse Book Awards 2021: Young Adult Shortlist

Diverse Book Awards 2021: Adult Shortlist

Also shortlisted: If I Don't Have You by Sareeta Domingo, currently unavailble to order from Hive.