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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Galaxy British Book Awards (2009-10)

Galaxy British Book Awards
2010 info from Booktrade.info accessed 11/1/10

Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Book of the Year
Dead Like You Peter James 
The Ice Cream Girls Dorothy Koomson 
Jump! Jilly Cooper 
One Day David Nicholls --Winner!
The Red Queen Philippa Gregory 
Worth Dying For Lee Child 

Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Alex's Adventures in Numberland Alex Bellos (Bloomsbury)
At Home Bill Bryson (Doubleday)
D-Day Antony Beevor (Viking)
The Making Of Modern Britain Andrew Marr (Pan)
Must You Go? Antonia Fraser (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Operation Mincemeat Ben MacIntyre (Bloomsbury)

National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year
Patrick Barkham The Butterfly Isles (Granta Books)
Edmund de Waal The Hare with Amber Eyes (Chatto & Windus)
Katherine Webb The Legacy (Orion)
Rebecca Hunt Mr Chartwell (Fig Tree)
Natasha Solomons Mr Rosenblum's List (Sceptre)
Simon Lelic Rupture (Picador)

WH Smith Children's Book of the Year
The Great Hamster Massacre Katie Davies, illus Hannah Shaw (Simon and Schuster)
Monsters of Men Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
Mr Stink David Walliams (HarperCollins Childrens Books)
Shadow Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins Childrens Books)
TimeRiders Alex Scarrow (Puffin)
Zog Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (Alison Green Books)

Tesco Food & Drink Book of the Year
The Flavour Thesaurus Niki Segnit (Bloomsbury)
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver (Michael Joseph)
Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home Nigella Lawson (Chatto & Windus)
Kitchenella Rose Prince (Fourth Estate)
Plenty Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury Press)
Tender II Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate)

Tesco Biography of the Year
Coco Chanel, The Legend And The Life Justine Picardie (Harper NonFiction)
Decline and Fall: Diaries 2005-2010 Chris Mullin (Profile Books)
The Fry Chronicles Stephen Fry (Michael Joseph)
A Journey Tony Blair (Hutchinson)
Wait For Me Duchess of Devonshire (John Murray)
What You See Is What You Get Alan Sugar (Macmillan)

International Author of the Year
Colm Toibin Brooklyn (Penguin)
Jonathan Franzen Freedom (Fourth Estate)
Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Quercus/MacLehose Press)
Kathryn Stockett The Help (Fig Tree)
Emma Donoghue Room (Picador)
Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Tuskar Rock Press)

Waterstone's UK Author of the Year
Tom McCarthy C (Jonathan Cape)
Maggie O'Farrell The Hand That First Held Mine (Headline Review)
Kate Atkinson Started Early, Took My Dog (Doubleday)
David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Sceptre)
Rose Tremain Trespass (Chatto & Windus)
Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall (Fourth Estate)

The 2009 Nibbie winners:

Galaxy Book of the Year: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
Outstanding Achievement: Michael Palin
Richard & Judy Best Read: When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
Author of the Year: Aravind Adiga for The White Tiger
Biography of the Year: Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Crime Thriller of the Year: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Popular Fiction Award: Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
Popular Nonfiction Award: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
New Writer of the Year: Tom Rob Smith for Child 44
Children's Book of the Year: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Under the headline, "Obama battles vampires for Galaxy prize," the Guardian reported that finalists have been named for this year's Galaxy British Book Awards (the Nibbies), and that a "spokesperson for the prize said that the American president would be welcome to attend the awards ceremony on 3 April. 'He's in London for the G20 summit, but I think he will be otherwise engaged,' she added."

The Nibbies shortlists:

Author of the Year
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga -- winner
Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
The Road Home by Rose Tremain

Biography of the Year
At My Mother's Knee . . . and Other Low Joints by Paul O'Grady
Coming Back to Me by Marcus Trescothick
Dear Fatty by Dawn French
Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
Miracles of Life by J.G. Ballard
That's Another Story by Julie Walters

Crime Thriller of the Year
The Business by Martina Cole
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson -- winner
No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
Revelation by C.J. Sansom
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

Newcomer of the Year
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith -- winner
Inside the Whale by Jennie Rooney
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Marriage Bureau For Rich People by Farahad Zama
Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
One of Us by Melissa Benn

Popular Fiction Award
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks --winner
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes

Popular Non-Fiction Award
The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr
The Mighty Book of Boosh by Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt
Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale -- winner

Richard & Judy's Best Read of the Year
The Bolter by Frances Osborne
The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
December by Elizabeth H Winthrop
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

Children's Book of the Year
Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Ben Cort
Horrid Henry Robs the Bank by Francesca Simon
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer --winner

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