The British Book Awards 2020 Winners

It is with enormous pleasure that we present the winners of the British Book Awards – or Nibbies – led by Candice Carty-Williams’s dazzling novel Queenie which scooped both the coveted Book of the Year award as well as Debut Book of the Year.

Queenie faced stiff competition for the accolade, from both the Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo – who also double-triumphed as the winner of the Fiction Book of the Year and the Author of the Year – and Lisa Taddeo’s international bestseller Three Women, which scooped the Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year Award.

 

‘This is a novel of our time, filled with wit, wisdom and urgency; and unafraid to tackle life as it is being experienced by a young, single black woman in the city. This shouldn’t be filed away as simply a funny debut by a brilliant writer (though it is that); this is an important meditation on friendship, love and race.’

STIG ABELL, BOOK OF THE YEAR JUDGE AND EDITOR OF THE TLS

The leading awards for the book industry and unique in rewarding works that are not only brilliantly written but expertly published, the British Book Awards celebrate the breadth of publishing across eight shortlists. The 2020 winners’ gallery boasts an exceptionally strong female representation, featuring eight very special books that are destined to become modern classics, from the sensational former Waterstones Thriller of the Month My Sister the Serial Killer triumphing in the crime and thrillers category to Holly Jackson’s debut featuring a likeable teenage sleuth scooping the Children's Fiction Book of the Year.

Fiction Book of the Year Winner

Fiction Book of the Year Shortlist

The Testaments
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Girl, Woman, Other
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Cilka's Journey
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£8.99   £7.49
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The Giver of Stars
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£8.99   £7.49
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Lies Lies Lies
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£8.99
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
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Debut Book of the Year Winner

Debut Book of the Year Shortlist

Queenie
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The Binding
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton
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The Familiars
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£8.99   £7.99
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Leonard and Hungry Paul
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Fleishman Is in Trouble
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£8.99   £7.49
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Crime & Thriller Book of the Year Winner

Crime & Thriller Book of the Year Shortlist

My Sister, the Serial Killer
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The Hunting Party
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How the Dead Speak
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The Silent Patient
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£8.99   £6.99
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Impostor
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£7.99
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Blue Moon
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Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year Winner

Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year Shortlist

Pinch of Nom
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Hinch Yourself Happy
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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
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Veg
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Dishoom
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Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year Winner

Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year Shortlist

The Body
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Invisible Women
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Lady in Waiting
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Me
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Me
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Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
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Three Women
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Children's Fiction Book of the Year Winner

Children's Fiction Book of the Year Shortlist

The 117-Storey Treehouse
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A Pinch of Magic
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
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The Star Outside my Window
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The Good Thieves
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The Beast of Buckingham Palace
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Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year Winner

Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year Shortlist

Look Up!
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The Smeds and the Smoos
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You Got This
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Prisoners of Geography
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Heartstopper Volume One
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On The Origin of Species
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30 from 30 Winner

‘30 from 30’ is a one-off prize to celebrate thirty years of the British Book Awards.

30 from 30 Shortlist

The eleven titles on this shortlist were picked from 30 of the biggest success stories in the awards’ history – ten previous winners, plus one surprise title that did not pick up a Nibbie but perhaps should have.

5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food
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Bridget Jones's Diary
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The Da Vinci Code
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The Gruffalo's Child
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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The Lost Words
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Northern Lights
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White Teeth
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Wild Swans
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Wolf Hall
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This is Going to Hurt
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