Blair, Jamie, Jilly on Galaxy shortlists

<p>Former prime minister Tony Blair is among the contenders for the inaugural Galaxy National Book Awards. </p><p>Blair will compete alongside the Duchess of Devonshire and Lord Alan Sugar for the Tesco Biography of the year. Jamie Oliver&#39;s <em>Jamie&#39;s 30 Minute Meals</em> will be up against Nigel Slater and Nigella Lawson for the Tesco Food &amp; Drink Book of the Year, while Jilly Cooper is in the running for&nbsp; Sainbury&#39;s Popular Fiction Book of the Year.</p><p>2010 Man Booker shortlistees including Tom McCarthy, David Mitchell and last year&#39;s winner, Hilary Mantel, are also up for a gong as part of what Amanda Ross, m.d. of Cactus, which is behind the event, described as the &ldquo;cream of British publishing&rdquo;.</p><p>The winners of the eight categories will be awarded on 10th November. The ceremony will be broadcast on More4 on 13th November, followed by five further tie-in shows in the run-up to Christmas. </p><p><strong>The shortlists in full:</strong></p><p><strong>Sainsbury&#39;s Popular Fiction Book of the Year</strong><br /><em>Dead Like You</em> Peter James (Macmillan)<br /><em>The Ice Cream Girls</em> Dorothy Koomson (Sphere)<br /><em>Jump!</em> Jilly Cooper (Bantam Press)<br /><em>One Day</em> David Nicholls (Hodder &amp; Stoughton) <br /><em>The Red Queen</em> Philippa Gregory (Simon &amp; Schuster)<br /><em>Worth Dying</em> For Lee Child (Bantam Press)<br /><br /><strong>Non-Fiction Book of the Year</strong><br /><em>Alex&#39;s Adventures in Numberland </em> Alex Bellos (Bloomsbury)<br /><em>At Home</em> Bill Bryson (Doubleday)<br /><em>D-Day</em> Antony Beevor (Viking)<br /><em>The Making Of Modern Britain</em> Andrew Marr (Pan)<br /><em>Must You Go? </em> Antonia Fraser (Weidenfeld &amp; Nicolson)<br /><em>Operation Mincemeat</em> Ben MacIntyre (Bloomsbury)<br /> <br /><strong>National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year</strong><br />Patrick Barkham <em>The Butterfly Isles </em> (Granta Books)<br />Edmund de Waal <em>The Hare with Amber Eyes</em> (Chatto &amp; Windus)<br />Katherine Webb <em>The Legacy</em> (Orion)<br />Rebecca Hunt <em>Mr Chartwell </em> (Fig Tree)<br />Natasha Solomons <em>Mr Rosenblum&#39;s List</em> (Sceptre)<br />Simon Lelic <em>Rupture</em> (Picador) <br /><br /><strong>WH Smith Children&#39;s Book of the Year</strong><br /><em>The Great Hamster Massacre</em> Katie Davies, illus Hannah Shaw (Simon and Schuster)<br /><em>Monsters of Men</em> Patrick Ness (Walker Books)<br /><em>Mr Stink</em> David Walliams (HarperCollins Childrens Books)<br /><em>Shadow</em> Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins Childrens Books)<br /><em>TimeRiders</em> Alex Scarrow (Puffin) <br /><em>Zog</em> Julia Donaldson &amp; Axel Scheffler (Alison Green Books)<br /><br /><strong>Tesco Food &amp; Drink Book of the Year</strong><br /><em>The Flavour Thesaurus</em> Niki Segnit (Bloomsbury)<br /><em>Jamie&#39;s 30 Minute Meals</em> Jamie Oliver (Michael Joseph)<br /><em>Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home</em> Nigella Lawson (Chatto &amp; Windus)<br /><em>Kitchenella</em> Rose Prince (Fourth Estate)<br /><em>Plenty</em> Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury Press)<br /><em>Tender II</em> Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate)<br /><br /><strong>Tesco Biography of the Year</strong><br /><em>Coco Chanel, The Legend And The Life</em> Justine Picardie (Harper NonFiction)<br /><em>Decline and Fall: Diaries 2005-2010</em> Chris Mullin (Profile Books)<br /><em>The Fry Chronicles</em> Stephen Fry (Michael Joseph)<br /><em>A Journey</em> Tony Blair (Hutchinson)<br /><em>Wait For Me</em> Duchess of Devonshire (John Murray)<br /><em>What You See Is What You</em> Get Alan Sugar (Macmillan)<br /> <br /><strong>International Author of the Year</strong><br />Colm Toibin <em>Brooklyn</em> (Penguin)<br />Jonathan Franzen <em>Freedom</em> (Fourth Estate)<br />Stieg Larsson <em>The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet&#39;s Nest</em> (Quercus/MacLehose Press) <br />Kathryn Stockett <em>The Help</em> (Fig Tree)<br />Emma Donoghue <em>Room</em> (Picador)<br />Christos Tsiolkas <em>The Slap</em> (Tuskar Rock Press)<br /><br /><strong>Waterstone&#39;s UK Author of the Year</strong><br />Tom McCarthy <em>C</em> (Jonathan Cape)<br />Maggie O&#39;Farrell <em>The Hand That First Held Mine</em> (Headline Review)<br />Kate Atkinson <em>Started Early, Took My Dog </em>(Doubleday)<br />David Mitchell <em>The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet</em> (Sceptre) <br />Rose Tremain <em>Trespass</em> (Chatto &amp; Windus)<br />Hilary Mantel <em>Wolf Hall</em> (Fourth Estate)<br /> </p><p>&nbsp;</p>