2019 Books of the Year

  • Début Book of the Year


    The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (Harvill Secker)
    Never Greener by Ruth Jones (Bantam Press)
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Zaffre)
    Dear Mrs Bird by A. J. Pearce (Picador)
    Lullaby by Leila Slimani, translated by Sam Taylor (Faber & Faber)
    The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (Raven Books)

  • Children's Fiction Book of the Year


    Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Macmillan Children's Books)
    The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli and cover designed by Melissa Castrillo (Usborne)
    Head Kid by David Baddiel, illustrated by Steven Lenton (HarperCollins Children's Books)
    The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay (Macmillan Children's Books)
    The Ice Monster by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross (HarperCollins Children's Books)
    My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt (Doubleday)

  • Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year


    Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different by Ben Brooks illustrated by Quinton Winter (Quercus)
    Politics for Beginners by Alex Frith, Rosie Hore, Louie Stowell, illustrated by Kellan Stover (Usborne)
    Oi Duck Billed Platypus! by Kes Grey, illustrated by Jim Field (Hodder Children's Books)
    Fantastically Great Women who Made History by Kate Pankhurst (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
    You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed, illustrated by Toby Triumph (Wren & Rook)
    I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon (Nosy Crow)

  • Fiction Book of the Year


    Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)
    Milkman by Anna Burns (Faber & Faber)
    Still Me by Jojo Moyes (Michael Joseph)
    Normal People by Sally Rooney (Faber & Faber)
    Tombland by C. J. Sansom (Mantle)
    Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims (HarperFiction)

  • Fiction: Crime & Thriller Book of the Year


    Our House by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster)
    The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn (HarperFiction)
    The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (Pan Books)
    Close to Home by Cara Hunter (Viking | Penguin Paperbacks)
    Macbeth by Jo Nesbo (Hogarth)
    In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin (Orion)

  • Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year


    Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene (4th Estate)
    Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies) curated by Scarlett Curtis (Penguin)
    Bosh! by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby (HQ)
    Lose Weight for Good by Tom Kerridge (Absolute Press)
    Ottolenghi Simple Yotam Ottolenghi and Tara Wigley (Ebury Press)
    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book Ordnance Survey (Trapeze)

  • Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year


    Everything I Know About Love, Dolly Alderton
    First Man In: Leading from the Front, Ant Middleton
    Becoming, Michelle Obama
    The Secret Barrister, The Secret Barrister
    The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story, Christie Watson
    Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff

  • AudioBook of the Year


    Milkman by Anna Burns, narrated by Bríd Brennan 
    Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis, narrated by Richard Armitage 
    Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, narrated by Robert Glenister 
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking, narrated by Ben Whishaw 
    First Man In: Leading From the Front, written and narrated by Ant Middleton 
    Becoming, written and narrated by Michelle Obama

2019 Great People

  • Editor of the Year


    Francis Bickmore, Canongate
    Jessie Botterill, Bookouture
    Alison Hennessey, Raven Books
    Rebecca Hill, Usborne Publishing
    Louisa Joyner, Faber & Faber
    Arabella Pike, 4th Estate and William Collins
    Michael Schmidt, Carcanet Press
    Anna Valentine, Orion Publishing Group

  • Literary Agent of the Year
    Sponsored by Amazon Publishing


    Sophie Lambert, C&W
    Arabella Stein, The Bright Agency
    Cathryn Summerhayes, Curtis Brown
    Jo Unwin, JULA
    Chris Wellbelove, Aitken Alexander Associates

  • Rights Professional of the Year


    Camilla Ferrier, The Marsh Agency 
    Amy Joyner, Kogan Page
    Krystyna Kujawinska, Orion
    Stephanie Purcell, Simon & Schuster UK
    Andrew Sharp, Hachette Children's Group
    Meixia Wang, The Quarto Group
    Pippa Wright, Penguin Random House
    Michele Young, Pan Macmillan

  • Individual Bookseller of the Year
    Sponsored by HarperCollins


    Aude Bolechala, Nomad Books
    Andrew Forster, Waterstones
    Joe Hedinger, The Book Hive
    Noor Hemani, Lighthouse Bookshop
    Euan Hirst, Blackwell's
    Jonathan Taylor Golden Hare Books

2019 Publishing Success

  • Independent Publisher of the Year
    Sponsored by Firsty Group


    Atlantic Books
    Cicerone Press 
    Elliott & Thompson
    Faber & Faber
    Hardie Grant UK
    Nosy Crow
    Wild Things Publishing, Winner of Small Press of the Year

  • Imprint of the Year
    Sponsored by Clays


    Little, Brown/Abacus 
    Jonathan Cape
    Two Roads

  • Children's Publisher of the Year
    Sponsored by Tesco


    Hachette Children's Group
    HarperCollins Children's Books
    Nosy Crow
    Macmillan Children's Books
    Usborne Publishing

  • Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year
    Sponsored by Westchester Publishing Services


    Collins Learning
    Emerald Publishing
    Historic Environment Scotland
    Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    Kogan Page
    Rowman & Littlefield International
    SAGE Publishing

  • Publisher of the Year


    Bonnier Books UK
    John Murray Press
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Orion Publishing Group
    Pan Macmillan
    Penguin General

2019 Bringing Books to Readers

  • Publicity Campaign of the Year
    In association with the Publishers' Publicity Circle


    Amelia Fairney and Poppy North for Michelle Obama's Becoming (Viking, Penguin General)
    Sophie Calder and Megan Carver for Henry Firth and Ian Theasby's BOSH! (HQ, HarperCollins)
    Maura Wilding & Harriet Venn for Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies) (Penguin Random House Children’s)
    Maria Garbutt-Lucero for Sally Rooney's Normal People (Faber & Faber)
    Louise Court and Lucie Cuthbertson Twiggs for The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (Harvill Secker, Vintage)
    Hannah Corbett for The Secret Barrsiter by Anonymous (Pan Macmillan)

  • Marketing Strategy of the Year
    Sponsored by Nielsen

    The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson, Cornerstone, Penguin Random House
    BOSH! by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, HarperCollins
    First Man In: Leading From the Front by Ant Middleton, HarperCollins
    The Colour of Time by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral, Head of Zeus 
    Tombland by C. J. Sansom, Pan Macmillan 
    Jack Reacher 2018 by Lee Child, Transworld, Penguin Random House
    Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies) curated by Scarlett Curtis, Penguin Random House Children’s 
    Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan, Simon & Schuster UK 
    The Mainstreet Trading Company, 10th Birthday Campaign, The Mainsteet Trading Company 

  • Independent Bookshop of the Year
    Sponsored by Gardners


    DRAKE - The Bookshop, North England
    Five Leaves Bookshop, Midlands 
    Newham Bookshop, London
    Sevenoaks Bookshop, South-East England
    Niche Comics & Bookshop, East England
    Golden Hare Books, Scotland
    Gullivers Bookshop, South-West England
    Charlie Byrne’s, Bookshop Ireland
    Bookish, Wales

  • Children's Bookseller of the Year
    Sponsored by Macmillan Children's Books


    Golden Hare Books
    Hewson Books: The Kew Bookshop
    Nomad Books
    Norfolk Children's Book Centre
    The Blessington Bookstore
    The Edinburgh Bookshop

  • Book Retailer of the Year
    Sponsored by Simon & Schuster


    Daunt Books
    WHSmith High Street
    WHSmith Travel

Small Press of the Year Winner

  • Wild Things Publishing
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Small Press of the year regional winners

  • Regional Winner for East England
  • Regional Winner for Ireland
    Little Island Books
  • Regional Winner for Scotland
    Charco Press
  • Regional Winner for London
    The School of Life Press
  • Regional Winner for South-East England
    b small publishing
  • Regional Winner for North England
    Carcanet Press
  • Regional Winner for South-West England
    Wild Things Publishing
  • Regional Winner for Wales
    Parthian Books
  • Regional Winner for Midlands
    Practical Action Publishing
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