Galaxy National Book Awards

Galaxy National Book Awards logoThe shortlists for this year’s Galaxy National Book Awards have been announced.

Former prime minister Tony Blair is among the contenders; he will compete alongside the Duchess of Devonshire and Lord Alan Sugar for the Tesco Biography of the year. Jamie Oliver will be up against Nigella Lawson for the Tesco Food & Drink Book of the Year, while Jilly Cooper is in the running for  Sainbury’s Popular Fiction Book of the Year. South Ayrshire will be running a promotion to tie in with the Awards, which will run until Christmas.

Shortlisted titles include:

Sainsbury’s Popular Fiction Book of the Year
Dead Like You Peter James
Ice Cream Girls Dorothy Koomson
Jump! Jilly Cooper
The Red Queen Philippa Gregory

Non-Fiction Book of the Year
At Home Bill Bryson
D-Day Antony Beevor
The Making of Modern Britain Andrew Marr

National Book Tokens New Writer of the Year
The Legacy Katherine Webb
Mr Rosenblum’s List Natasha Solomons
Rupture Simon Lelic

WH Smith Children’s Book of the Year
Zog Julia Donaldson
The Great Hamster Massacre Katie Davies
Mr Stink David Walliams

Tesco Food & Drink Book of the Year
Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver
Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home Nigella Lawson

Tesco Biography of the Year
The Fry Chronicles Stephen Fry
Decline and Fall: Diaries 2005-2010 Chris Mullin
Wait for me Duchess of Devonshire

International Author of the Year
Brooklyn Colm Toibin
Freedom Jonathan Franzen
The Slap Christos Tsiolkas

Waterstone’s UK Author of the Year
The Hand That First Held Mine Maggie O’Farrell
Trespass Rose Tremain
C Tom McCarthy

The winners of the eight categories will be awarded on 10th November. The ceremony will be broadcast on More4 on 13th November, followed by five further tie-in shows in the run-up to Christmas.


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