Shortlist

Great people

  • Editor of the Year

     

    Wayne Brookes, Pan Macmillan
    Jane Griffiths, Simon & Schuster
    Rachel Leyshon, Chicken House
    Lucy Malagoni, Little, Brown
    Juliet Mabey, Oneworld
    Camilla Reid, Nosy Crow
    Carole Tonkinson, Bluebird
    Jenny Tyler, Usborne Publishing
    Rowland White, Michael Joseph

  • Literary Agent of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: ORION

    Sarah Such, Sarah Such Literary Agency
    Eve White, Eve White Literary Agency
    Juliet Mushens, Caskie Mushens Agency
    Rory Scarfe, Furniss Lawton
    Catherine Clarke, Felicity Bryan Associates
    Camilla Shestopal, Peters, Fraser & Dunlop

  • Rights Professional of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR

    Sarah Scarlett, Penguin
    Monique Corless, Vintage
    Kate Hibbert, Little, Brown Book Group
    Andrew Sharp, Hachette Children's
    Michele Young, Pan Macmillan
    Ola Gotkowska, Nosy Crow
    Amy Hunter, Summersdale
    Karine Marko, Quarto Group

  • Individual Bookseller of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: HARPERCOLLINS

    Billy F. K. Howorth, Canforth Bookshop, Lancashire
    Cat Anderson, Edinburgh Bookshop, Edinburgh
    Jo Heygate, Pages of Hackney, London
    Steven Walsh, GOSH! Comics, London
    Rebecca MacAlister, Blackwell's, Oxford
    Rachel Murphy, Waterstones, Winchester
    Rupert Jacques, W H Smith, London

Publishing success

  • Marketing Strategy of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: NIELSEN

    Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks, Pan Macmillan
    Wrapped With Love, Pan Macmillan
    DanTDM: Trayaurus & the Enchanted Crystal, Orion
    Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary, Penguin
    #ByBook, Penguin Random House
    Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Schuster
    Maestra by L S Hilton, Bonnier Zaffre
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling, Pottermore

  • Publicity Campaign of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: PUBLISHERS PUBLICITY CIRCLE

    Elizabeth Masters for Bruno Vincent's Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups series
    Anna-Marie Fitzgerald for Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent (Serpent's Tail)
    Adele Minchin and Liz Hyder for M G Leonard's Beetle Boy (Chicken House)
    Caroline Brown and Ellen Bashford for Diana Henry's Simple (Octopus)
    Kate Green for Damon Hill's Watching the Wheels (Pan Macmillan)
    Sophie Portas for Sara Pascoe's Animal (Faber)

  • Independent Publisher of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: FIRSTY GROUP

    Oneworld
    Bradt Travel Guides
    Faber & Faber
    Nosy Crow
    Summersdale
    Kogan Page
    Head of Zeus
    Unbound

  • Imprint of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: CLAYS

    Picador
    Bluebird
    Penguin Ireland
    Avon
    John Murray
    Borough Press

  • Children's Publisher of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: TESCO

    Penguin Random House Children's
    DK
    Nosy Crow
    Scholastic Children's Books
    Macmillan Children's Books
    Walker Books
    Usborne Publishing
    Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Faber Children's

  • Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year

     

    Hodder Education Group
    HarperCollins
    Scholastic
    Edward Elgar Publishing
    Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    Sage Publishing
     

  • Publisher of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: BERTRAM

    Michael Joseph
    Penguin General
    Quercus
    Little, Brown Book Group
    HarperCollins
    Pan Macmillan
    Transworld
    Quarto Group

Books of the Year

  • Children's Book of the Year


    The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries (illus) (Puffin)
    Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story by Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter (illus) (Hodder)
    Oi Dog! by Kes and Claire Gray and Jim Field (Hodder)
    The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Chicken House)
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne (Little, Brown and Pottermore)
    The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams and Tony Ross (HC)

  • Debut Fiction Book of the Year


    The Girls by Emma Cline (Chatto)
    The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon (Borough Press)
    My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal (Penguin General)
    What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell (Picador)
    Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris (Doubleday)
    Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (Faber & Faber)

  • Fiction Book of the Year


    Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber)
    The Sellout by Paul Beatty (Oneworld)
    The Muse by Jessie Burton (Picador)
    Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop (Headline Review)
    This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell (Headline)
    The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Serpent’s Tail)

  • Crime and Thriller Book of the Year


    The Widow by Fiona Barton (Bantam Press)
    Dodgers by Bill Beverley (No Exit Press)
    Night School by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
    Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant (Mulholland Books)
    Conclave by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)
    I See You by Claire Mackintosh (Little, Brown)

  • Non-Fiction: Lifestyle Book of the Year


    Hello, is this Planet Earth? by Tim Peake (Century)
    Sidemen: The Book by The Sidemen (Coronet)
    The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner (Bantam Press)
    Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent (Quercus)
    Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan by Joe Wicks (Bluebird)
    The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking (Penguin Life)

  • Non-Fiction: Narrative Book of the Year


    Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon (Headline)
    When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Vintage)
    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate)
    East West Street by Philippe Sands (W&N)
    The Good Immigrant, ed by Nikesh Shukla (Unbound)
    Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (S&S)

Bringing books to readers

  • Library of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: THE READING AGENCY

    Barking Learning Centre, Barking
    The Word Library, South Shields
    Walsall Library Service, Walsall
    Plymouth Central Library, Plymouth
    Camberwell Library, London
    RNIB Library

  • Independent Bookshop of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: GARDNERS

    The Chorleywood Bookshop, Chorleywood
    Kenilworth Books, Kenilworth
    Forum Books, Corbridge
    Sarum College Bookshop, Salisbury
    Lindum Books, Lincoln
    Far From the Madding Crowd, Linlithgow
    Tales on Moon Lane, London
    Gutter Bookshop, Dublin and Dalkey

  • Children's Bookseller of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS

    The Edinburgh Bookshop Edinburgh
    Tales on Moon Lane, London
    Tesco
    The Alligator's Mouth, London
    Scholastic Book Fairs and Travelling Books
    Waterstones

  • Book Retailer of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: BONNIER PUBLISHING

    W H Smith Travel
    Blackwell's
    Waterstones

  • Non-Traditional Retailer of the Year

    SPONSORED BY: THE QUARTO GROUP

    National Trust
    Royal Horticultural Society
    Royal Museums Greenwich
    Snapplify