Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The UK's National Book Awards Shorlists

The National Book Awards shortlists have been announced yesterday. The winners will be revealed in a ceremony on Tuesday 4 December. Here are the candidates in three of the most important categories. For the rest you can follow this link.

Autobiography/Biography of the Year

My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding
Patrick Leigh Fermor by Artemis Cooper
Back Story by David Mitchell
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
Who I Am by Pete Townshend
Camp David by David Walliams

Popular Fiction Book of the Year

1356 by Bernard Cornwell
The Thread by Victoria Hislop
The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
Citadel by Kate Mosse
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Crime Book of the Year

A Wanted Man by Lee Child
Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah
A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Perfect People by Peter James
Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina

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