Walliams among winners for inaugural People's Book Prize

Walliams among winners for inaugural People's Book Prize

<p>David Walliams was among the winners of the inaugural People&#39;s Book Prize, which took place at London&#39;s Stationers Hall yesterday (21st July).</p><p>The People&rsquo;s Book Prize launched last summer and was voted for exclusively by the public. Titles in three genres &ndash; fiction, non-fiction and children&#39;s literature &ndash; were showcased. A special prize, The Beryl Bainbridge Award, was introduced to honour the memory of the late author who was a founding patron of the prize.</p><p>Walliams was given the Children&#39;s Award for <em>Mr Stink </em>(HarperCollins). Kate Bostock from the Publishers Association accepted it on behalf of the author.</p><p>Meanwhile Brett Alegre-Wood won the Non-fiction prize for <em>The 3+1 Plan</em> (Delancey Press). </p><p><em>A Kind of Vanishing </em>by Lesley Thomson (Myriad Editions) won best Fiction award, and The Beryl Bainbridge Award for a First Time Author went to <em>Eerie Deirdre Darkly</em> by Adam Perrott (<em>pictured</em>) (Clementine Publishing).</p><p>Organisers - headed by Delancy Press m.d Tatiana Wilson - said The People&#39;s Book Prize would be &quot;a tribute to Dame Beryl and her legacy&quot;. </p>