Parliamentary Book Awards 2019 pushed back to 2020

Parliamentary Book Awards 2019 pushed back to 2020

The Parliamentary Book Awards 2019 have been pushed back to February 2020, due to the general election.

The award ceremony for the Parliamentary Book Awards was due to be held on Wednesday 4th December at the Houses of Parliament but has been moved back due to the general election. The Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association said the Parliamentary Book Awards – the only book award curated by bookshops and voted on by parliamentarians – will now take place on Wednesday 26th February 2020.

Isabel Hardman, winner of Best Political Book by a Non-Parliamentarian at last year’s awards, will be the presenter at the Parliamentary Book Awards ceremony in February, with Margaret Hodge returning as sponsor, introducing the evening.

Nomination submissions closed on the 15th October and shortlists have been curated by booksellers, with MPs to vote later for winners in the following categories: Best Memoir or Biography by a Parliamentarian; Best Non-Biographical Book by a Parliamentarian and Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian.