The National Book Awards took place this week with Great British Bake-Off Judge, Mary Berry, being honoured for her 60 year career, in which she has published more than 80 cookery books. Berry, however, was beaten to Best Cookery Book of the Year by Yotem Ottolenghi’s Plenty Moore.
Best Children’s author went to David Walliams for Awful Auntie (who also picked up the Audiobook.co.uk of the Year Award for the same book); David Nicholls won Author of the Year for his Novel Us and Best International Author went to Karen Joy Fowler for her unique take on family life, via an intriguing twist on twin-sisterhood, in We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
Other winners included political speaker Alan Johnson for his memoir Please Mr Postman (Magic FM Biography of the Year); Terry Hayes for crime book of the year, I Am Pilgrim; Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year to Nathan Filer for the Shock of the Fall and Popular Non Fiction Book of the Year to Nina Stibbe for Love, Nina.
The general public also get to vote for their best book of the year at the National Book Awards website with voting closing on the 19 December 2014. Please click here for more details. (Link will not work after the closing date.)
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