Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Galaxy British Book Awards 2009 Shortlist

This article in via The Bookseller:

Cactus TV, which produces The Richard and Judy Show, will film the awards and the ceremony will be broadcast on Watch on Sunday 5th April. This is the link to the Galaxy Site:


Borders Author of the Year
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Atlantic Books)
Somewhere Towards The End by Diana Athill (Granta Books)
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber)
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Atom)
The Audacity Of Hope by Barack Obama (Canongate)
The Road Home by Rose Tremain (Vintage)

Tesco Biography of the Year
At My Mother's Knee … and other low joints by Paul O'Grady (Bantam Press)
Coming Back To Me by Marcus Trescothick (HarperSport)
Dear Fatty by Dawn French (Century)
Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama (Canongate)
Miracles of Life by J.G Ballard (Fourth Estate)
That's Another Story by Julie Walters (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year
The Business by Martina Cole (Headline)
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (Simon & Schuster)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (MacLehose Press)
No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (Orion)
Revelation by C.J Sansom (Pan)
When Will There Be Good News? By Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)

Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (Simon & Schuster)
Inside the Whale by Jennie Rooney (Vintage)
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (Sceptre)
The Marriage Bureau For Rich People by Farahad Zama (Abacus)
Mudbound by Hilary Jordan (Windmill)
One of Us by Melissa Benn (Vintage)

Sainsbury’s Popular Fiction Award
Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins)
Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks (Michael Joseph)
The Outcast by Sadie Jones (Vintage)
Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern (Harper)
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble (Penguin)
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph)

Play.com Popular Non-Fiction Award
The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson (Allen Lane)
Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr (Pan)
The Mighty Book of Boosh by Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt (Canongate)
Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry (HarperCollins)
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury)

Richard & Judy's Best Read of the Year
The Bolter by Frances Osborne (Virago)
The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman (Sphere)
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (Atlantic)
December by Elizabeth H. Winthrop (Sceptre)
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (Canongate)
The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin (John Murray)
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill (Fourth Estate)
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (Doubleday)
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury)
When Will There Be Good News? By Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)

WHsmith Children's Book of the Year
Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman, illus Ben Cort (Simon & Schuster Children's Books)
Horrid Henry Robs the Bank by Francesca Simon (Orion Children's Books)
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic)
Artemis Fowl & the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer (Puffin)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury)
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Atom)

1 comment:

prophecygirl said...

Go Breaking Dawn! Thanks for posting this :)