Catch up on the rest of the Specsavers National Book Award winners. Most are rated 5* by Leeds Readers
Nina Stibbe’s ‘Love, Nina’ was named Non-fiction Book of the Year. The author said she was “stunned” at the reception the book, made up of letters she wrote to her sister during her time as a nanny in the 1980s. Nick Hornby is adapting ‘Love, Nina’ for the screen, and she is currently working on a sequel to ‘Man at the Helm’ her début novel released earlier this year.
Jessie Burton was awarded the ‘Books Are My Bag’ New Writer of the Year Award for ‘The Miniaturist’. She is working on a second novel, set during the Spanish Civil War and the London art scene in the 1960s.
Nathan Filer was another debut novelist among the winners at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014 for ‘The Shock of the Fall’ which won the Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year. It crowned a year which started with the book winning the Costa Book of the Year award.
David Walliams’ ‘Awful Auntie’ was named Children’s Book of the Year, the third consecutive year a Walliams novel won the award, and the book was also the winner of the Audible Audiobook of the Year award.
Crime Book of the Year was awarded to Terry Hayes’ I Am Pilgrim.
Yotam Ottolenghi won the Food and Drink of the Year award for ‘Plenty More’.
International Author of the Year was Karen Joy Fowler for the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’.