National Book Awards 2012

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The National Book Awards were announced on Tuesday (4 December) evening at a ceremony in London. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the publishing industry,’ the awards showcases the best of British writing & publishing, whilst celebrating books with wide popular appeal, critical acclaim and commercial success.

Readers are now invited to vote for their overall Specsavers Book of the Year from the category winners below, please click here to vote. The final result will be announced on 26 December 2012.

UK Author of the YearHilary Mantel for Bring up the Bodies

Popular Fiction Book of the YearE. L. James for Fifty Shades of Grey

Crime Book of the YearLee Child for A Wanted Man

Biography of the YearClare Balding for My animals and other family

Non-Fiction Book of the YearMiranda Hart for Is it me?

Food & Drink Book of the YearSi King & Dave Myers for The Hairy Dieters

International Author of the YearEowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child

Audio Book of the YearSue Townsend for The woman who went to bed for a year, narrated by Caroline Quentin

Outstanding Achievement AwardIan Rankin

Accepting the award, Rankin protested: “I’m only 52, give me a break. I do feel my best work may be ahead of me.” His latest title: Standing in Another Man’s Grave sees the return of John Rebus.

Is your favourite book of the year amongst these winning titles? 

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