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PPC unveils 2012 awards shortlists

The Publisher's Publicity Circle has announced the shortlist for its annual awards, with campaigns for titles including A Street Cat Named Bob, Fifty Shades of Grey and The Casual Vacancy all in the running.

The awards are given to publicists responsible for the best PR campaigns of 2012, with Fourth Estate's Patrick Hargadon's campaign for Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel battling against Tamsin Kitson and Jo Wickham's campaign for The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling, among other titles, in the Hardback Fiction category which is sponsored by the Reading Agency.

Other categories include The IndieBound UK Award for Best Newcomer, Nielsen Award for a Generic Campaign and Foyles Award for Paperback Original Non-Fiction, as well as prizes voted for by PPC members- events manager of the year, journalist of the year, and Bertams Librarian of the Year.

The awards judging panel, which is made up of representatives from each of the sponsors, will announce the winners at the PPC Annual Awards dinner on 13th February 2013.

The full shortlists are:
PPC Award for Hardback Non-Fiction

French Children Don’t Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman – Aislinn Casey, Transworld
Management in 10 Words by Terry Leahy – Najma Finlay, Cornerstone, Random House
Quiet by Susan Cain – Lija Kresowaty, Penguin
Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale – Jude Drake, Bloomsbury
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen – Emma Knight and Emilie Ferguson, Hodder
Sweet Revenge by Tom Bower – Sarah Christie, Faber & Faber

The Hardback Fiction Award, supported by The Reading Agency

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel – Patrick Hargadon, Fourth Estate, Harper Collins
The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling – Tamsin Kitson and Jo Wickham, Little, Brown
HHhH by Laurent Binet – Fiona Murphy, Harvill Secker, Random House
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – Samantha Eades, Headline
Skagboys by Irvine Welsh – Hannah Ross, Jonathan Cape, Random House
Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin – Angela McMahon, Orion

The London Book Fair Award for Hardback Celebrity

Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse – Katherine Patrick, HarperCollins
Bond on Bond by Roger Moore – Ana McLoughlin, Michael O’Mara
Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart – Emma Knight (Hodder) with Pandora Tulloch and Hayley Stubbs (Public Eye)
The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo – Francesca Russell, Michael Joseph
Rod: The Autobiography by Rod Stewart – Charlotte Bush and Citizen Sigmund, Century, Random House
Tom Daley: My Story by Tom Daley – Jo Wickham, Michael Joseph

Daily Mail Award for Paperback Original Fiction

Complete Short Stories by Elizabeth Taylor – Judith Greenberg, Virago, Little, Brown
The Dark Heroine by Abigail Gibbs – Liz Dawson, HarperCollins
The Dinner by Herman Koch – Fran Owen, Atlantic Books
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James – Charlotte Bush and Natalie Higgins, Arrow Books, Random House
The JM Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society by Barbara Zitwell – Katherine Stroud and Rosamund Hutchinson, Hutchinson PR for Short Books
Temptation Island by Victoria Fox – Tory Lyne-Pirkis, Midas PR for Mira Books

Foyles Award for Paperback Original Non-Fiction

Middle Age by David Bainbridge – Kelly Pike, Portobello Books
Mum’s List by StJohn Greene – Katya Shipster and Francesca Russell, Michael Joseph
Revolution 2.0 by Wael Ghonim – Katherine Josselyn, Fourth Estate, HarperCollins
Run Fat Bitch Run by Ryth Field – Hannah Hargrave, Sphere
Trafficked by Sophie Hayes – Katherine Patrick, HarperCollins
Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf – Zoe Hood, Virago, Little, Brown

Waterstones Award for Second Edition Paperback: Fiction or Non-Fiction

Best in Travel 2013 by various – Laura Lindsay, Lonely Planet
Lace by Shirley Conran – Angela Robertson and Jaz Lacey-Campbell, Canongate Books
Poppy Day by Amanda Prowse – Becci Sharpe, Head of Zeus
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – Samantha Eades, Headline
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – Ryan Davies, Penguin Press

The Bookseller Award for a Children's Book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney – Tania Vian-Smith, Puffin
The Empty Stocking by Richard Curtis – Hermoine Lawton, Puffin
Secrets of the Henna Girl by Sufiya Ahmed – Jayde Lynch, Puffin
Wings & Co: Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner – Louise Court, Orion
The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable – Maura Brickell and Ceri Maxwell (Riot Communications) for Chicken House
Wonder by R J Palacio – Lauren Bennett, Random House Children’s Publishers

Nielsen Award for a Generic Campaign

Children’s Laureate Library Tour – Anwen Hooson and Liz Hyder (Riot Communications) with Alice Ingall (Book Trust)
Dear Zoo 30th Anniversary – Sally Oliphant, Macmillan’s Children’s Books
Charles Dickens 2012 – Maura Brickell and Anwen Hooson (Riot Communications) for Penguin Classics
Dork Diaries Series – Kat McKenna, Simon & Schuster
Sue Townsend Anniversary – Jo Wickham, Michael Joseph
Terry Pratchett 2012 – Lynsey Dalladay, Transworld

The IndieBound UK Award for Best Newcomer Award

A Bunch of Fives by Helen Simpson – Saskia Angenent, Vintage Classics
Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook by Mary Berry – Sophia Rubie, Dorling Kindersley
Sacred Land by Martin Palmer – Madeleine Feeny, Little, Brown   
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver – Maria Garbutt-Lucero, Allen Lane, Penguin
Quiet by Susan Cain – Lija Kresowaty, Penguin
White Dolphin by Gill Lewis – Ceri Maxwell (Riot Communications) for Oxford University Press

PPC Events Manager of the Year 2012
Sheryl Sherville and Morag Watkins, Chorleywood Bookshop
Andrew Kelly, Bristol Festival of Ideas
Elaine Silverwood at SilverDell Books
Victoria McDonald and Karl O’Leary at WHSmith
Frances Hopkins at Urmston Bookshop
The team at Theakstons Old Peculier Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

PPC Journalist of the Year 2012

Dixi Stewart, BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live
John Dutton, Radio 2 Steve Wright
Paul Laity, The Guardian
Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express
Miranda Collinge, Esquire
Deborah Fraser, Heat

Bertrams Librarian of the Year 2012

Tim O’Dell, Lambeth Libraries
Joy Court, Coventry Libraries
David Denham, Rainham Library
Kay Hadwick, Surrey Libraries
Margaret Houston, Glasgow Libraries
Elaine Wilkinson, Vicacity Peterborough Libraries