Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:00
Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child (Picador) which was controversially omitted from this year's Man Booker shortlist, has been lauded at the Galaxy National Book Awards at a night which saw Jackie Collins, Caitlin Moran and Dawn French winners.
Hollinghurst was awarded the Waterstone's UK Author of the...
Mon, 17/10/2011 - 09:00
Alan Hollinghurst, whose novel The Stranger's Child was a surprise omission from the Man Booker shortlist this year, has been shortlisted for an award at the Galaxy National Book Awards 2011, with works by Ian Rankin and Keith Richards also in the running within the 11 categories.
Hollinghurst is up against Man Booker-...
Mon, 03/10/2011 - 17:23
The 2011 Galaxy National Book Awards will take place on 4th November, rather than the 9th, with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge announced as the location.
Agile Marketing m.d. Alastair Giles said: "It's mainly a TV decision—that was always our first choice, that hotel, and it came through on that date after...
Fri, 02/09/2011 - 07:55
The Galaxy National Book Awards ceremony will not be broadcast in full this year, instead being showcased in a six-part series on More4, with submissions for the awards closing on 16th September.
The six-part series, one more episode than last year, will be called "Booked-Winners of the Galaxy National Book Awards...
Wed, 15/12/2010 - 15:45
David Nicholls' One Day (Hodder) has been voted the Galaxy Book of the Year by the public.
One of the bestselling paperbacks of 2010, the novel was picked from a shortlist of eight category winners from the Galaxy National Book Awards, beating Stephen Fry, Hilary Mantel and Jonathan Franzen to the overall win. It took home...
Sun, 28/11/2010 - 09:30
Sales of the recent winners of Galaxy National Book Awards jumped by an average of 85% week-on-week last week, according to Nielsen BookScan data, led by the massive 443% jump enjoyed by Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Book of the Year winner David Nicholls' One Day (Hodder).
The book sold 21,404 copies across all editions...
Fri, 19/11/2010 - 08:21
Dawn French, Alan Sugar and Stephen Fry are among the authors set to be interviewed on the More4 series following last week's Galaxy National Book Awards.
"Booked: Stars of the Galaxy National Book Awards", presented by Claudia Winkleman, began on 14th November with interviews with former PM Tony Blair, David Nicholls,...
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 08:28
Terry Pratchett and Martin Amis both picked up lifetime achievement awards at the inaugural Galaxy National Book Awards. In Wednesday night’s surprise result, Stephen Fry’s The Fry Chronicles (Michael Joseph) beat former British prime minister Tony Blair’s memoir A Journey (Hutchinson) in the Tesco Biography...
Wed, 03/11/2010 - 06:15
The Galaxy National Book Award has launched a new free iPhone app, which contains full details of the 48 fiction and non-fiction books shortlisted for the awards. Users can use the app to browse, buy and find out more about the books which have been nominated for awards.
The shortlist includes books by authors and writers such as Stephen...
Thu, 28/10/2010 - 09:10
Former prime minister Tony Blair is among the contenders for the inaugural Galaxy National Book Awards.
Blair will compete alongside the Duchess of Devonshire and Lord Alan Sugar for the Tesco Biography of the year. Jamie Oliver's Jamie's 30 Minute Meals will be up against Nigel Slater and Nigella Lawson for the Tesco...