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29 July 2021

BBA Book of the Year 2021 shortlists

19 March 2021

The BBA's nine Book of the Year shortlists have been announced. The winners will be announced and will contest the overall Book of the Year category at a virtual ceremony on 13 May 2021.

Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller and chair of the British Book Awards judges, said: "From Shuggie Bain to The Thursday Murder Club, from All the Lonely People to The Danger Gang, from Hamnet to Black and British, these were the books that answered the call during this period of turmoil, debate and hope." See The Bookseller 19 March 2021.  

Matt Haig's The Midnight Library (Canongate Books) continues its strong showing and appears on two of the category shortlists: