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Discover authors who are winners of, or have been in contention for, some of the most prestigious awards. By their very presence on this page, you can be sure that each of the books featured here is the 'crème-de-la-crème' of today's literature.

This Month's Featured Books

The Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015. Award-winning Frances Hardinge is spellbinding in this hugely entertaining and dramatic Victorian thriller. When Faith’s father dies suddenly she knows she must try...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Things We Have in Common
Tasha Kavanagh
February 2016 Debut of the Month. A disturbing and devastatingly compelling novel, ‘Things We Have In Common’ sucks you in whole and refuses to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
     
Loop of Jade
Sarah Howe
Winner of the T S Eliot Prize 2015. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2015. Crossing the bounds of time, race and language, this is an enthralling exploration of self and place, of migration and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously on The Loney, that " wild and useless length of English coastline", a "strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
A God in Ruins
Kate Atkinson
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2015. Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life, one of the top selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
     
Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
Andrea Wulf
Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2015. Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt. He predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
     
40 Sonnets
Don Paterson
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2015. In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self - in some of the most powerful and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
     
John Aubrey My Own Life
Ruth Scurr
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2015. Calling it a book of scholarly imagination, Ruth Scurr attempts to recreate John Aubrey’s life from his own writings. He was one of the first journalistic voices we have in English history; he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed Crooked Heart
Lissa Evans
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. This is a completely charming and very different slice of World War Two fiction. ‘Crooked Heart’ explores the relationship of Vera,...
 
 

The Chimes
Anna Smaill
One of our Books of the Year 2015. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A book of contrasts: charming and disturbing; exciting and slow building; post-apocalyptic and brand new....
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Girl in the Red Coat
Kate Hamer
One of our Books of the Year 2015. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2015. A stunningly original debut that weaves a multitude of emotions throughout. Single parent Beth...
 
 

Neurotribes The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently
Steve Silberman
Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015. A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Our Endless Numbered Days
Claire Fuller
January 2016 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2015....
 
 

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lionel Shriver, Kate Mosse
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005. Narrated by a mother, Eve, in letters to her estranged husband, this is a truly horrific story of a 15-year old boy’s...
 
 

The Illuminations
Andrew O'Hagan
One of our Books of the Year 2015. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A beautifully told story of war and dementia. Luke is serving in Afghanistan. His grandmother...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In 2015 Half of a Yellow Sun was named the Baileys' ‘Best of the Best’,chosen fromthe pastdecade's winners of theBaileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Nigeria in the 1960s and the...
 
 

The Killer Next Door
Alex Marwood
Winner of The Mcavity Awards Best Mystery Novel 2015. Told through the various voices of the inhabitants of a London house of bedsits, this suspenseful, fast-paced read...
 
 

Adventures in the Anthropocene A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made
Gaia Vince
Winner of The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyondanything it has experienced in its...
 
 

Landmarks
Robert Macfarlane
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015. Infused with the poetry of the land, Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks explores and celebrates the close relationship between the landscape and...
 
 

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015. Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley....
 
 

Brooklyn
Colm Toibin
A great family drama about a young girl moving from Ireland to New Yok in search of work in the 1950's. Just as she feels life is going somewhere in...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Sara Baume
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 Debut of the Month....
 
 

Living on the Volcano The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager
Michael Calvin
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. Living on the Volcano charts the progress of more than 20 managers, in different circumstances and in different...
 
 

Speed Kings
Andy Bull
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled towards terrible global conflict, speed was all the rage. It was...
 
 

Fifty-Six The Story of the Bradford Fire
Martin Fletcher
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. This book tells the gripping, extraordinary in-depth story of a boy's unthinkable loss following a spring afternoon at...
 
 

The Game of Our Lives The Meaning and Making of English Football
David Goldblatt
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political...
 
 

Fire in Babylon How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet
Simon Lister
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. Cricket had never been played like this. The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadn't always...
 
 

A Man's World The Double Life of Emile Griffith
Donald McRae
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In Donald McRae's first sports book in more than a decade, he weaves a compelling tale of triumph...
 
 

A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James
A special hardback edition of the 2015 Man Booker Winner. Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination...
 
 
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From the huge and prestigious literary awards like the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the Women's Prize for Fiction, the British Book Awards (Nibbies) and the Costa Awards, to those for specific genres like the Women's Prize for New Writers, the Hugo Awards and the Nebula Awards (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and the Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards we’ll cover the whole range.

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A selection of other awards that will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Philip K. Dick Award (FSF) Hawthornden Prize (Imaginative Literature) National Book Awards (USA) Hugo Awards (SF) Bram Stoker Awards (Horror) Dagger Awards (Crime Fiction) The Women's Prize for New Writers


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