Specsavers National Book Awards Shortlists 2014

And in no particular order, this years nominees are…

Crime/Thriller Book of the Year:
Moriarty• Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz (Orion)
• The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (Little Brown Book Group)
• I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (Transworld)
• The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (HarperCollins UK)
• Personal by Lee Child (Transworld)I Am Pilgrim

 

 

 

 


Magic FM Autobiography/Biography of the Year:
The Unexpected ProfessorThe Unexpected Professor by John Carey (Faber & Faber)
• So, Anyway… by John Cleese (Penguin Random House)
• Napoleon The Great by Andrew Roberts (Penguin)
• Only When I Laugh by Paul Merton (Ebury Publishing)Only When I Laugh
• Please, Mister Postman by Alan Johnson (Transworld)

 

Food & Drink Book of the Year 

Mary Berry Cooks• The Art Of Eating Well by Jasmine & Melissa Hemsley (Ebury Publishing)
• Mary Berry Cooks by Mary Berry (Ebury Publishing)
• Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes by Tom Kerridge (Bloomsbury)
• Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury Publishing)

• River Cottage Light & Easy by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Bloomsbury)River Cottage Light & Easy

 


Children’s Book of the Year:
Animalium• Animalium by Jenny Broom & Katie Scott (Bonnier Publishing)
• Archie Green And The Magician’s Secret by D D Everest (Faber & Faber)
• Awful Auntie by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
• Goth Girl And The Fete Worse Than Death by Chris RiddellGoth Girl And The Fete Worse Than Death (Pan Macmillan)
• Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook by Matthew Neeler and Phil Southam (Egmont)

 

 

 

International Author of the Year:
The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden• The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (HarperCollins)
• Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Pan Macmillan)
• A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride (Faber & Faber)
• The Long Haul / Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney (Penguin)A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing
• We Are All Completely Beside Ourselved by Karen Joy Fowler (Profile Books)

 

 

 

 

Books Are My Bag New Writer of the Year:
Elizabeth Missing• Elizabeth Missing by Emma Healey (Penguin Books)
• In The Light Of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman (Pan Macmillan)
• Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe (Penguin Books)
• The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Pan Macmillan)
• Wake by Anna Hope (Transworld)The Miniaturist

 

 

Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year:
The Shock Of The Fall

• The Shock Of The Fall by Nathan Filer (HarperCollins)
• Elizabeth Missing by Emma Healey (Penguin Books)
• How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran (Ebury Publishing)
• Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse (Orion)
• Secrets Of The Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd)
 How to build a girl

 

 

 

Non-fiction Book of the Year:
How To Speak Money• Curious by Rebecca Front (Orion)
• How To Speak Money by John Lanchaster (Faber & Faber)
• Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe (Penguin Books)
• Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine (Faber & Faber)
• Waterloo: The History Of Four Days, Three Armies And Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell (Harper Collins)Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

 

 

 


UK Author of the Year:
How To Be Both• How To Be Both by Ali Smith (Penguin General)
• The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
• Us by David Nicholls (Hodder & Stoughton)
• The Love Song Of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce (Transworld)
• The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (Hodder & Stoughton)Us

 

 

 

 

 

 


The winner will be announced on the 26th of November

 

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