BA book prize lists 20

<p>Twenty adult&#39;s and children&#39;s books have been picked by indies for the Booksellers Association&#39;s Independent Booksellers Book Prize 2008.</p><p>Two shortlists, one for adults and one for children, were created according to votes cast by the independent members of the BA. Indies will be sent a point of sale pack next month containing posters and voting postcards. Customers can vote for their favourite books by returning the postcard to their local indie. </p><p>The deadline for entries is 24th October and the winner will be announced on 31st October.</p><p>Ir&egrave;ne N&eacute;mirovsky&#39;s <em>Suite Fran&ccedil;aise</em> (Chatto) won the adult prize last year. The children&#39;s award went to Michael Morpurgo for his book <em>Alone on a Wide Wide Sea</em> (HarperCollins).<br /><br /><strong>The shortlists:</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Adult</strong></p><p><em>The Gathering</em> Anne Enright (Vintage)<br /><em>A History of Modern Britain</em> Andrew Marr (Pan)<br /><em>I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff</em> Judy Parkinson (Michael O&#39;Mara)<br /><em>Mister Pip</em> Lloyd Jones (John Murray)<br /><em>Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters</em> Charlotte Mosley (HarperPerennial)<br /><em>Notes from an Exhibition</em> Patrick Gale (HarperCollins)<br /><em>Spilling the Beans</em> Clarissa Dickson-Wright (Hodder)<br /><em>The Uncommon Reader</em> Alan Bennett (Profile)<br /><em>The Wild Places</em> Robert Macfarlane (Granta)<br /><em>The Suspicions of Mr Whicher</em> Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury)<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Children</strong></p><p><em>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</em> J K Rowling (Bloomsbury)<br /><em>Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman</em> Francesca Simon (Orion)<br /><em>Hurricane Gold: Young Bond</em> Charlie Higson (Puffin)<br /><em>I&#39;m Really Ever So Not Well: Charlie &amp; Lola</em> Lauren Child (Puffin)<br /><em>The Invention of Hugo Cabret</em> Brian Selznick (Scholastic)<br /><em>Mr Gum and the Power Crystals</em> Andy Stanton/David Tazzyman (Egmont)<br /><em>Paddington Here and Now</em> Michael Bond (HarperCollins)<br /><em>Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire</em> Derek Landy (HarperCollins)<br /><em>The Sleepwalker: (CHERUB)</em> Robert Muchamore (Hodder)<br /><em>Snakehead</em> Anthony Horowitz (Walker)<br /><br /></p>