Pan Mac, Waterstones, Candice Carty-Williams among winners at British Book Awards

Lucy Nathan
News - Prizes Tuesday, 30th June 2020

Jacaranda wins small press award, Book-ish is indie bookshop, awards for Candice Carty-Williams, Bernardine Evaristo

Pan Macmillan, Waterstones, Jacaranda, Book-ish, Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo were among the winners yesterday evening at the British Book Awards, run by the Bookseller and announced at a streamed event in place of the gala awards dinner.

The winners were:

Publisher of the Year - Pan Macmillan

Independent Publisher of the Year - Nosy Crow

Book Retailer of the Year - Waterstones

Children's Publisher of the Year - Usborne

Independent Bookshop of the Year - Book-ish, Crickhowell

Small Publisher of the Year - Jacaranda

Imprint of the Year - Avon at HarperCollins UK

Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year - Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Editor of the Year - Carole Tonkinson (Bluebird)

Agent of the Year - Karolina Sutton of Curtis Brown

Rights Professional of the Year - Rebecca Folland

Publicity Campaign of the Year - Fran Owen, Mari Yamazaki and Alison Davies for The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Chatto)

Marketing Strategy of the Year - Jodie Mullish, Andy Joannou, Will Upcott and Alex Ellis for Pinch of Nom (Bluebird)

Children's Retailer of the Year - Moon Lane

Book of the Year and Debut Book of the Year - Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams (Trapeze)

Author of the Year - Bernardine Evaristo

Illustrator of the Year - David McKee

Fiction Book of the Year - Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Hamish Hamilton)

Audio Book of the Year - The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Penguin Random House)

Crime & Thriller Book of the Year - My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic)

Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year - Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (Bloomsbury)

Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year - Pinch of Nom by Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone (Bluebird)

Children's Fiction Book of the Year - The Good Girl's Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson (Egmont)

Children's Illustrated & Non-fiction Book of the Year - The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Scholastic)

Export - (above £10m) Pan Macmillan; (below £10m) Nosy Crow

30from30 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling (Bloomsbury)

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