Congratulations to 404 Ink and Canongate Books who have books shortlisted for the 2023 British Book Awards:
- Carrie Kills a Man by Carrie Marshall (404 Ink) is shortlisted for a British Book Award in the Discover category. The Discover Book of the Year category focuses on underrepresented voices.
- Madly Deeply: The Alan Rickman Diaries by Alan Rickman (Canongate Books) is shortlisted in the Non-Fiction: Narrative category.
There’s more Scottish interest with Douglas Stuart’s Young Mungo (Picador) being shortlisted for Fiction Book of the Year and Audiobook of the Year. Edinburgh resident Maggie O’Farrell’s The Marriage Portrait (Tinder Press) is also shortlisted for Fiction Book of the Year.
In total, 12 shortlists with a total of 72 books were announced. Alice O’Keeffe, books editor of The Bookseller and overall chair of the Books of the Year, said: “This year’s fiction shortlists run the gamut from fresh new voices, with a pleasing number of débuts from older writers to big brand authors of many years standing with an established readership still going strong.”
For the full shortlists, see The Bookseller website.
See also BookTok stars Hoover, Silvera and Kuang lead Book of the Year nominees by Sian Bayley in The Bookseller 17 March 2023.