Philip Pullman was awarded Author of the Year, and his La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, narrated by Martin Sheen (Penguin Random House UK Audio), won Audiobook of the Year in the 2018 British Book Awards. Also called the “Nibbies,” The British Book Awards “honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops” with nominees in a variety of categories, including Debut Book of the Year, Editor of the Year, and Independent Bookshop of the Year. Winners were announced May 14, 2018 at a ceremony at Grosvenor House in London.
Previous British Book Awards winners of genre interest include Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine) and The Essex Serpent by Sara Perry (Serpent’s Tail; Custom House).
For more information, including a complete list of winners, see the The Bookseller website.
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