Specsavers National Book Awards 2014



The winners of the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014 were revealed at a glamorous ceremony at the Foreign Office on 26 November. Big winners on the night were Mary Berry, who was presented with the Outstanding Achievement honour by long-time friend Ken Hom, and David Walliams, whose book Awful Auntie won Children’s Book and Audiobook of the Year.

The 2014 winners are:

  • Outstanding Achievement – Mary Berry CBE
  • Crime/Thriller Book of the Year – I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (Transworld)
  • Magic FM Autobiography/Biography of the Year – Please, Mister Postman by Alan Johnson (Transworld)
  • Food & Drink Book of the Year – Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury Publishing)
  • Children’s Book of the Year – Awful Auntie by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
  • co.uk Audiobook of the Year – Awful Auntie by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
  • International Author of the Year – Karen Joy Fowler for We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Profile Books)
  • Books Are My Bag New Writer of the Year – Jessie Burton for The Miniaturist (Pan Macmillan)
  • Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year – The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (HarperCollins)
  • Non-fiction Book of the Year – Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe (Penguin Books)
  • UK Author of the Year – Us by David Nicholls (Hodder & Stoughton)

Book of the Year Vote 2014 – £250 of National Book Tokens to be won!

You can vote for the overall winner of the Specsavers Book of the Year, chosen from the category winners above. This coveted trophy was previously won by Caitlin Moran, Neil Gaiman, David Nicholls and E.L. James.

Register your vote on the National Book Awards website. The voting closes at midnight on 19 December with the winner announced on 22 December.


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