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UK National Book Awards 2014 winners announced

The winners of this year’s UK National Book Awards have been announced. Among the winners are UK Author of the Year David Nicholls (Us, Hodder) and International Author of the Year Karen Joy Fowler (We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Serpent’s Tail). As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Hannah Kent was also in the running for International Author of the Year for Burial Rites (Picador). The Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year was presented to Nathan Filer for The Shock of the Fall (HarperCollins); the Children’s Book of the Year went to David Walliams for Awful Auntie (HarperCollins); and Yotam Ottolenghi won Food and Drink Book of the Year for Plenty More (Ebury Press). The UK’s National Book Awards are ‘the only national literary prize that covers every genre of publishing’ and are presented in 11 categories. The winners were announced at a ceremony in London on 26 November. Members of the public can now vote for a category winner to win the overall Book of the Year prize. To see the full list of winners, click here.



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