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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

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach
Mary Roach can never resist going just that bit further, searching out the most arcane information on her chosen subject and in Gulp, a story of the physicality of eating, you just know it won’t end there – you know...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff
Shortlisted for the National Book Award / Chosen by Barack Obama as his favourite book of 2015 / One of our Books of the Year 2015. Bold and surprising in character and style, Fates and Furies is a fascinating novel that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
STOP PRESS... Lisa McInerney wins 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A quite simply sensational debut, one that reaches into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
Glass A Novel by Alex Christofi
Glass A Novel
Alex Christofi
Winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2016 / Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015. Huckleberry Finn meets Candide, but with added window cleaning - Glass is a charming, off-beat comedy about a young man finding his way in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/12/2015
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
I Let You Go
Clare Mackintosh
Winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2016. A hit-and-run in Bristol, a dead five year old and a CID police partnership with a spark between the partners. Good police procedural stuff. Then a first-person...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara
Winner of Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
KL A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann
KL A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps
Nikolaus Wachsmann
Joint Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2016. The first definitive history of the Nazi concentration camp system, KL will remain an essential read for years to come. Wachsmann explores the practice of institutionalised murder and inmate collaboration...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2016
Augustine Conversions and Confessions by Robin Lane Fox
Augustine Conversions and Confessions
Robin Lane Fox
Joint Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2016. Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions, which continues to delight its many admirers....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
The Speaker's Wife by Quentin Letts
The Speaker's Wife
Quentin Letts
Winner of The People's Book Prize Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author 2016. The Speaker's Wife mixes Westminster intrigue with searching depictions of an England which has neglected its beliefs. Laugh-aloud satire is mixed with moving passages about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/11/2015
Sustainable Medicine by Sarah Myhill
Sustainable Medicine
Sarah Myhill
Winner of The People's Book Prize Best Achievement Award 2016. Dr Myhill brings together her years of experience in ecological medicine to provide a person-centred, sustainable alternative to conventional medicine's focus on individual symptoms and unsustainable poly-pharmacy. She empowers her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2015
Finding the Rainbow by Rachel McGrath
Finding the Rainbow
Rachel McGrath
Winner of The People's Book Prize for Non-Fiction 2016. The first book for Rachel McGrath, she writes about her battle with her body, her mind and the health service, whilst showing an incredible amount of inner strength, elegance and poise.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
The Road to Donetsk by Diane Chandler
The Road to Donetsk
Diane Chandler
Winner of The People's Book Prize for Fiction 2016. A gritty love story that brings Ukraine vividly to life: from the beautiful lilac-filled city of Kiev and the ski runs of the Carpathians to the dangerous depths of the Donetsk...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/12/2014

Last Month's Featured Books

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Whimsical yet sharp and perceptive, ‘The Portable Veblen’ is an absolute treat of a read. Veblen is eccentrically wonderful, she lives...

The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray

The Mark and the Void
Paul Murray
Joint winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Claude, dull workaholic investment banker crashing around in Dublin during the financial crisis, gives us an easy guide to the collapsing...

The Green Road by Anne Enright

The Green Road
Anne Enright
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland's...

Ruby by Cynthia Bond

Ruby
Cynthia Bond
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Voodoo, faith and racism converge in an East Texas town, where a man is forced to choose between the sister who...

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

The Improbability of Love
Hannah Rothschild
Joint Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Irreverent, witty and sharply sweet, The Improbability of Love explores the confusion...

Rembrandt's Mirror by Kim Devereux

Rembrandt's Mirror
Kim Devereux
Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. This is such a stimulating, penetrating and truly beautiful novel, Kim Devereux obviously has a deeply emotional connection to Rembrandt’s...

Speed Kings by Andy Bull

Speed Kings
Andy Bull
Winner of the Cross Sports Biography of the Year Award 2016. Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled...

One by Sarah Crossan

Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Winner of The Bookseller's 2016 prize for young adult fiction. Ireland's Children's Book of the Year Award 2016. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting

Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Lars Mytting
Winner of Non-fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. This has been and continues to be a phenomenal Norwegian bestseller. Whether you are a seasoned...

The Seeker by S. G. MacLean

The Seeker
S. G. MacLean
A complicated, thrilling tale with many threads all leading to a Royalist plot to assassinate Oliver Cromwell. Our hero, Damien Seeker, is the leader of a group of soldiers fiercely...

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Winner of Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award...

Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea

Mrs Engels
Gavin McCrea
Shorlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. ‘Mrs...

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil
Robert Galbraith
Shortlisted for the Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016. The third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith....

The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka

The Lubetkin Legacy
Marina Lewycka
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Marina Lewycka is back in this hilarious, farcical, tender novel of modern issues and manners.. London in the twenty-first century: a place...

The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester

The House at the Edge of the World
Julia Rochester
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A wonderfully...

It's All in Your Head True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Dr. Suzanne O'Sullivan

It's All in Your Head True Stories of Imaginary Illness
Dr. Suzanne O'Sullivan
Winner of the the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize. We accept our hearts can flutter with excitement and our brows can sweat with nerves, but on this journey into the very...

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout
Paul Beatty
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2016. A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the...

There's Only Two David Beckhams by John O'farrell

There's Only Two David Beckhams
John O'farrell
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. There's Only Two David Beckhams is John O'Farrell's love-letter to football; part-detective story, part-sports memoir, part-satire on the whole corrupt FIFA circus;...

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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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