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23 March 2017

British Book Awards shortlist

16 March 2017

The British Book Awards celebrate the greatness of the British book trade and the people behind it - the best books, the best writers, the best bookshops, the best publishers - from industry greats to those starting out.

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is on the British Book Awards shortlist for Narrative Non-fiction Book of the Year.

Far From the Madding Crowd (Linlithgow) and The Edinburgh Bookshop are shortlisted for independent and children's bookshop awards respectively. They have already won their regional categories. Cat Anderson at the Edinburgh Bookshop is shortlisted in the Individual Bookseller category.

The winners will be announced on 8 May.

For more information, see The British Book Awards website.

The 2017 categories are:

Great People

  • Editor of the Year
  • Rights Professional of the Year
  • Literary Agent of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Book Trade
  • Individual Bookseller of the Year

Bringing Books to Readers

  • Library of the Year
  • Non-traditional Retailer of the Year
  • Independent Bookshop of the Year
  • Children's Bookseller of the Year
  • Book Retailer of the Year

Publishing Success:

  • Imprint of the Year
  • Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year
  • Children's Publisher of the Year
  • Independent Publisher of the Year
  • Publisher of the Year
  • Marketing Strategy of the Year
  • Publicity Campaign of the Year

Books of the Year

  • Book of the Year - Children's
  • Book of the Year - Debut
  • Book of the Year - Non-fiction 'Lifestyle'
  • Book of the Year - Non-fiction 'Narrative'
  • Book of the Year - Fiction
  • Book of the Year - Fiction 'Crime & Thriller'
  • Book of the Year - Overall Winner