Janklow & Nesbit UK

Monica Heisey and Yomi Adegoke both shortlisted for Fiction Book of the Year at The British Book Awards

We're hugely proud to see that not one but two Janklow & Nesbit authors are featured on the shortlist for Debut Fiction of the Year at The British Book Awards aka The Nibbies: REALLY GOOD, ACTUALLY by Monica Heisey and THE LIST by Yomi Adegoke, both published by Fourth Estate. THE LIST also features in the shortlist for Audiobook Fiction of the Year.

“Last year saw the book business roll up its sleeves, stare down the cost-of-living crisis and post-Covid-19 troubles, and unleash a series of memorable and remarkable new titles,” said Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller and chair of The British Book Awards judging panel. “Book-ended by two record-breakers – Prince Harry’s Spare and the fifth book in Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper series – this year’s titles did what the industry does best: start conversations, connect communities and push boundaries. Our collective ability to support the creative endeavours of writers and illustrators, and to judge and deliver what readers want, continues to be a wonder to behold. It is an honour to celebrate these success stories.”

The awards celebrate the whole journey of a book – from the author’s mind to the reader’s hand. The 12 category winners, and the winner of Overall Book of the Year, will be unveiled at a ceremony at Grosvenor House London on Monday 13th May. The category awards will be nominated by separate panels, with judges including Toby Jones, Nihal Arthanayake, Lorraine Kelly, Adrian Chiles and Yinka Bokinni, as well as Candice Brathwaite and Diana Evans.

You can see the shortlist for all categories here: https://www.thebookseller.com/...