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The British Book Awards or Nibbies are literary awards for the best UK writers and their works, administered by The Bookseller. The awards have had several previous names, owners and sponsors since being launched in 1990, including the National Book Awards from 2010 to 2014.

Book award historyEdit

The British Book Awards or Nibbies ran from 1990–2009 and founded by the editor of Publishing News.[1] The award was then acquired by Agile Marketing which renamed it the National Book Awards with headline sponsors Galaxy National Book Awards (2010–11) (sponsored by Galaxy) and Specsavers National Book Awards (2012-2014) (sponsored by Specsavers).[2] There were no National Book Awards after 2014.[3] In 2017 the award was acquired by The Bookseller and renamed to the original British Book Awards or Nibbies.[1]

In 2005, The Bookseller launched a separate scheme, The Bookseller Retail Awards (winners not listed in this article). In 2010, running parallel to the National Book Awards, The Bookseller combined The Nibbies with its retail awards to produce The Bookseller Industry Awards (winners not listed in this article). In 2017 The British Book Industry Awards were renamed as The British Book Awards after it acquired the National Book Awards from Agile Marketing.[1]

It is known as the Nibbies because of the golden nib-shaped trophy given to winners.[4]

Award winnersEdit

Book of the YearEdit

Prior to 2010 the Best was a unique winner. Starting in 2010, the Best was chosen by the public via open internet vote from among one of the winning books in the other categories.

Children's Book of the YearEdit

Previously called British Children's Book of the Year. Renamed to Children's Book of the Year in 2010.

Début Book of the YearEdit

Previously called the Newcomer of the Year. Name changed to New Writer of the Year in 2010. Name changed to "Début Book of the Year" in 2017.

Fiction Book of the YearEdit

Previously called Popular Fiction Award. Name changed to Popular Fiction Book of the Year in 2010. Name changed to Fiction Book of the Year in 2017.

Crime & Thriller Book of the YearEdit

Previously called the Crime Thriller of the Year. Name changed to Thriller & Crime Novel of the Year in 2011. Name changed to Crime & Thriller Book of the Year in 2017.

Non-Fiction: Lifestyle Book of the YearEdit

Non-Fiction: Narrative Book of the YearEdit

Bestseller AwardEdit

Named Bestseller of the Year in 1991. Renamed Bestseller Award in 2017.

Retired awardsEdit

The following awards are no longer active.

Biography/Autobiography of the YearEdit

Previously called Biography of the Year. Name changed to Biography/Autobiography of the Year in 2010.

Popular Non-Fiction Book of the YearEdit

Audiobook of the YearEdit

Food & Drink Book of the YearEdit

Paperback of the YearEdit

Outstanding AchievementEdit

Previously called the Lifetime Achievement Award (1993–2009). Renamed to Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010.

UK Author of the YearEdit

Previously called Author of the Year. Renamed to UK Author of the Year in 2010 notwithstanding the fact the award has been given to non UK authors.

International Author of the YearEdit

Richard & Judy Best Read of the YearEdit

The Children's Author of the YearEdit

Illustrated Children's Book of the YearEdit

Illustrated Book of the YearEdit

The TV and Film Book of the YearEdit

The Literary Fiction AwardEdit

The History Book of the YearEdit

The Sports Book of the YearEdit

The deciBel Writer of the YearEdit

The Fastest Selling Biography of All TimeEdit

The Travel Writer of the YearEdit

The Fantasy and Science Fiction Author of the YearEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The British Book Awards - a History". The Bookseller. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ "About the awards". nationalbookawards.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2012-11-05. Before 2010 the awards were known as the British Book Awards. Specsavers became the sponsor of the 2012 awards, the new deal follows the previous 5-year partnership with Galaxy.
  3. ^ "National Book Awards homepage". National Book Awards. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. There will be no event during 2015 and no date yet set for title submissions
  4. ^ "About the British Book Awards". The Bookseller. 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist Wins Specsavers Book Of The Year 2014 Award". National Book Awards. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  6. ^ Press Association (26 December 2013). "Neil Gaiman novel wins Book of the Year". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  7. ^ Alison Flood (26 December 2012). "Fifty Shades of Grey voted the most popular book of 2012". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Alison Flood (27 November 2014). "David Nicholls and David Walliams win top prizes at National Book Awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Neil Gaiman Wins Specsavers Book of the Year 2013!". nationalbookawards.co.uk. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Alison Flood (5 December 2012). "EL James comes out on top at National Book awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Mary Berry wins outstanding achievement book award". BBC News. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  12. ^ "JK Rowling Biography". Biography Channel. Archived from the original on 2 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. Rowling was named Author of The Year at the British Book Awards in 2000
  13. ^ "Entertainment Bainbridge author of the year". BBC. 5 February 1999. Retrieved 26 August 2013.

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