The Bookseller announced recipients of the British Book Awards, honoring The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese; Chatto & Windus) for three related awards: Publicity Campaign of the Year, Agent of the Year, and Audiobook of the Year.
Also called the “Nibbies,” the British Book Awards “honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops.” The Testaments audiobook, narrated by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Mae Whitman (Penguin Random House Audio), was honored for its “superb production” which allowed to become “the fastest-selling Penguin Random House audiobook ever.”
Atwood’s agent, Karolina Sutton of Curtis Brown, was honored for “being in the rare position of agenting for two Booker winners in the same year.” Alison Davies, Fran Owen, and Mari Yamazaki were honored for a publicity campaign which “positioned the release perfectly and dealt calmly with huge media demands and worldwide embargoes.”
Winners were announced June 29, 2020 in an online ceremony. For more information, including the complete winners lists, see the official website.
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