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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

Little Deaths by Emma Flint
Little Deaths
Emma Flint
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. A thoroughly perturbing, provocative, yet riveting read. Single parent Ruth wakes one morning to find her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
Good Me Bad Me
Ali Land
Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Ooh, this truly is a fabulously captivating and unpredictable tale, and it kept me clinging to the very edge of my seat. Annie’s mother is a serial killer, Annie informs...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Golden Hill
Francis Spufford
Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. Inventively entertaining, niftily plotted...

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Days Without End
Sebastian Barry
July 2017 Book of the Month. Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. Winner of 2016 Costa Book of...

It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan

It Was Only Ever You
Kate Kerrigan
Winner of the RNA Historical Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2017. Heartbreak and misunderstandings are woven through this uplifting story of a woman who can never quite believe...

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Ragdoll
Daniel Cole
Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. A simply sensational and thrilling debut! Met police detectives William Oliver Layton-Fawkes and Emily Baxter find themselves smack bang in...

A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman

A Horse Walks into a Bar
David Grossman
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2017. A Horse Walks into a Bar is a shocking and breathtaking read. Betrayals between lovers, the treachery of friends, guilt demanding redress....

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power
Naomi Alderman
Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. What if the power to hurt were in women's hands? Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find...

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Reader Reviewed The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
A gorgeously eloquent and powerfully expressive novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ explores an unusual relationship in the 1890’s. This isn't exactly a love story, it is rather, a tale about love,...

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout
Paul Beatty
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2016. A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout...

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Christopher de Hamel
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2017. Christopher de Hamel is a man happy in his work – his enthusiasm and love for his subject lights up this account of...

This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell

This Must be the Place
Maggie O'Farrell
Award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell returns with her latest breathtaking novel. This Must Be The Place is a story about journeys, it’s about discovering who you are and where you’re meant...

Himself by Jess Kidd

Himself
Jess Kidd
June 2017 Debut of the Month. Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Dublin-wise, orphaned young man goes in search of his birth...

Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries
Helen Fielding
Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2017. Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget, with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh...

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Hot Milk
Deborah Levy
Through the opposing figures of mother and daughter, Deborah Levy explores the strange and monstrous nature of womanhood. Dreamlike and utterly compulsive, Hot Milk is a delirious fairy tale of...

The House of the Dead Siberian Exile Under the Tsars by Daniel Beer

The House of the Dead Siberian Exile Under the Tsars
Daniel Beer
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. One and a half times the size of Western Europe Siberia has acted as an open prison for centuries. Through physical work the...

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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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And remember, even if the judges don't pick your favourite, all Book Award titles are available to order online at 25% off the RRP.


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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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