17 October 2011

Galaxy National Book Awards 2011: Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the the Galaxy National Book Awards 2011:

Waterstone's UK Author of the Year

The Sense Of An Ending by Julian Barnes (Jonathan Cape)
Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch (Canongate Books)
The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy (Picador)
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz (Orion)
The Long Song by Andrea Levy (Headline Review)
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst (Picador)

Popular Fiction Book of the Year
A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French (Michael Joseph)
Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope (Doubleday)
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris (Faber and Faber)
My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin (Headline Review)
Snuff by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday)
The Radleys by Matt Haig (Canongate Books)

WHSmith Paperback of the Year

Room by Emma Donoghue (Picador)
The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes (Penguin)
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (Penguin)
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory (Simon & Schuster)
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman (Headline Review)
You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz (Sphere)

Thriller & Crime Novel of the Year in association with iBookstore

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson (Doubleday)
The Fear Index by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)
Heartstone by CJ Sansom (Pan)
The Family by Martina Cole (Headline)
The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Trick Of The Dark by Val McDermid (Sphere)

Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year

A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil Macgregor (Allen Lane)
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (Ebury Press)
Madeleine by Kate McCann (Bantam Press)
Map of a Nation by Rachel Hewitt (Granta Books)
The Good The Bad and The Multiplex by Mark Kermode (Random House Books)
Wonders of the Universe by Brian Cox (Collins)

New Writer of the Year

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson (Doubleday)
Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson (Sceptre)
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (Bloomsbury)
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz)
Snowdrops by AD Miller (Atlantic Books)
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman (Headline Review)

Food and Drink Book of the Year

Home Cooking Made Easy by Lorraine Pascale (HarperCollins)
Jamie's Great Britain by Jamie Oliver (Michael Joseph)
Made in Sicily by Giorgio Locatelli (Fourth Estate)
Rick Stein's Spain by Rick Stein (BBC Books)
The Good Cook by Simon Hopkinson (BBC Books)
The Vintage Tea Party Angel by Adoree (Mitchell Beazley)

Biography/Autobiography of the Year
Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin (Viking)
Genius in My Basement by Alexander Masters (Fourth Estate)
Hitch 22 by Christopher Hitchens (Atlantic Books)
Life by Keith Richards (Phoenix)
Mud Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls (Bantam Press)
Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay (Picador)

International Author of the Year

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Corsair)
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Harvill Secker)
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Harvill Secker)
On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry (Faber and Faber)
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo (Vintage)
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht (Phoenix)

National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
Dead Man's Cove by Lauren St John (Orion)
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher (Indigo)
One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson (Marion Lloyd Books)
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (Harper Collins Children's Books)
The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson illus. by Axel Scheffler (Alison Green Books)

audible.co.uk Audiobook of the Year

Any Human Heart by William Boyd, narrator Mike Grady (Whole Story Audiobooks)
Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson, narrator Susannah Harker (Random House AudioGo)
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young, narrator Dan Stevens (HarperAudio)
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher, narrator David Tennant (Orion Audio)
Snowdrops by AD Miller, narrator Kevin Howarth (Whole Story Audiobooks)
The Player Of Games by Iain M Banks, narrator Peter Kenny (Hachette Digital)

The winners of the 2011 Galaxy National Book Awards will be revealed on Friday 4th November at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.

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