Welcome to The British Book Awards. The awards - affectionately known as The Nibbies - are the leading awards for the UK's leading creative industry. They celebrate the best British writers, books, publishers and bookshops. You can find out more about the Nibbies here.

Who will win the 2019 plaudits and succeed the likes of Philip Pullman as Author of the Year and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine as Book of the Year? Well the shortlists are announced now and all will be revealed on 13th May 2019!


The shortlists for the British Book Awards 2019 have been announced, a massive congratulation goes out to those who have made it onto the shortlists! With an unprecedented amount of submissions, this years shortlists are a testament to the strength and talent within UK publishing. You can view the full shortlists here.

Awards Ceremony Monday 13th May 2019

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Watch: The British Book Awards 2018 highlights


As well as talking about the latest books coming out and getting recommendations from the UK's best indie bookshops, The Bookseller podcast includes interviews with some of our favourite authors.

That includes Sarah Perry who won the 2017 Book of the Year with The Essex Serpent and 2019 shortlistee Tom Kerridge.



The new British Book Award for Export will shine a spotlight on the success of the export teams of the British book trade. Organised by The Bookseller in association with Times Publishing Ltd and Pansing Distribution Pte Ltd (Books), the new award scheme runs in parallel to The British Book Awards, which celebrates Britain’s best books, best publishers and best bookshops.


Watch writer and BookTuber Jen Campbell's video from The British Book Awards 2018 below:


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