The Bookseller has announced the shortlists for the 2019 British Book Awards, including several titles of genre interest.
- The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Imogen Hermes Gowar (HarperCollins; Harvill Secker)
- The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton (Bloomsbury; Raven)
Children’s Book of the Year
- Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt; Macmillan)
- The House with Chicken Legs, Sophie Anderson (Scholastic; Usborne)
Fiction Book of the Year
- Transcription, Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown; Doubleday UK)
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 AudioBook of the Year, Editor of the Year, and Independent Bookshop of the Year. Winners will be honored at a black-tie event at Grosvenor House in London on May 13, 2019. For the complete shortlist, see the official website.
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