The British Book Awards 2021 - Previous Winners

Past Winners

Winners - 2020

Book of the Year - Audiobook - The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Penguin Random House Audio)
Book of the Year - Children's: Fiction - A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson (Electric Monkey)
Book of the Year - Children's: Illustrated & Non-Fiction - The Smeds and The Smoos, Julia Donaldson, illus. Axel Scheffler (Alison Green Books)
Book of the Year - Fiction - Girl, Woman Other, Bernardine Evaristo (Hamish Hamilton)
Book of the Year - Fiction: Crime & Thriller - My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic Books)
Book of the Year - Fiction: Début - Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams (Trapeze)
Book of the Year - Non-fiction: Lifestyle - Pinch of Nom, Kate Allinson & Kay Featherstone (Bluebird)
Book of the Year - Non-fiction: Narrative - Three Women, Lisa Taddeo (Bloomsbury Circus)

Overall Book of the Year - Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams (Trapeze)
Author of the Year - Bernardine Evaristo
Illustrator of the Year - David McKee

Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year - Jessica Kingsley Publishing
​Book Retailer of the Year - Waterstones
Children's Bookseller of the Year - Moon Lane
Children's Publisher of the Year - Usborne
Editor of the Year - Carole Tonkinson, Bluebird
Imprint of the Year - Avon
Independent Bookshop of the Year - Book-ish
Independent Publisher of the Year - Nosy Crow
Literary Agent of the Year - Karolina Sutton, Curtis Brown
Marketing Strategy of the Year - Pinch of Nom; Jodie Mullish, Will Upcott, Andy Joannou & Alex Ellis; Bluebird
Publicity Campaign of the Year - The Testaments; Fran Owen, Mari Yamazaki & Alison Davies; Chatto & Windus
Publisher of the Year - Pan Macmillan
Rights Professional of the Year - Rebecca Folland, Hodder, Headline, Quercus & John Murray Press
Small Press of the Year - Jacaranda Books

British Book Award for Export - Sales above £10 million - Pan Macmillan
British Book Award for Export - Sales below £10 million - Nosy Crow

Winners in Conversation...

Bernardine Evaristo in conversation

Bernardine Evaristo, Author of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year winner for Girl, Woman, Other talks to The Bookseller's Associate Editor, Caroline Sanderson, about her award-studded year, as well as her more than 20 year career as a writer who loves to liberate herself from the shackles of convention.

Candice Carty-Williams in conversation

Candice Carty-Williams, Debut and overall Book of the Year winner, for Queenie, talks to Leena Norms about Queenie's success, the TV adaptation and what's next.

Winners - 2019

Book of the Year - Audiobook - Becoming, Michelle Obama (Penguin Random House Audio)
Book of the Year - Children's: Fiction - The Ice Monster, David Walliams, illus. Tony Ross (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Book of the Year - Children's: Illustrated & Non-Fiction - You Are Awesome, Matthew Syed, illus. Toby Triumph (Wren & Rook)
Book of the Year - Fiction - Normal People, Sally Rooney (Faber & Faber)
Book of the Year - Fiction: Crime & Thriller - Our House, Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster)
Book of the Year - Fiction: Début - Lullaby, Leila Slimani, trans. Sam Taylor (Simon & Schuster)
Book of the Year - Non-fiction: Lifestyle - Bosh!, Henry Firth & Ian Theasby (HQ)
Book of the Year - Non-fiction: Narrative - Becoming, Michelle Obama (Viking)
Author of the Year - Lee Child
Illustrator of the Year - Judith Kerr

Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year - Emerald Publishing
​Book Retailer of the Year - WHSmith Travel
Children's Bookseller of the Year - Waterstones
Children's Publisher of the Year - Nosy Crow
Editor of the Year - Rebecca Hill, Usborne
Imprint of the Year - Picador
Independent Bookshop of the Year - Golden Hare Books
Independent Publisher of the Year - Faber & Faber
Individual Bookseller of the Year - Noor Hemani
Literary Agent of the Year - Cathryn Summerhayes, Curtis Brown
Marketing Strategy of the Year - Bosh!, HarperCollins
Publicity Campaign of the Year - The Mermaid & Mrs. Hancock, Louise Court & Lucie Cuthbertson-Twiggs, Harvill Secker
Publisher of the Year - Penguin General
Rights Professional of the Year - Andrew Sharp, Hachette Children's Group
Small Press of the Year - Wild Things Publishing

British Book Award for Export - Sales above £10 million - Walker Books
British Book Award for Export - Sales below £10 million - Collins Learning