Book awards: British Book Award

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The Vintage Caper by Peter MayleBest Travel Book of the Year
PS, I Love You by Cecelia AhernBest Newcomer, 2004/5
A Year in Provence by Peter MayleTravel Writer of the Year, 1990
Delia Smith's Christmas by Delia SmithBestseller of the Year, 1991
India: A Million Mutinies Now by V. S. NaipaulTravel Writer of the Year, 1991
The Mousehole Cat by Antonia BarberIllustrated Children's Book of the Year, 1991
Farmer Duck by Martin WaddellIllustrated Children's Book of the Year, 1992
Travels on My Elephant by Mark ShandTravel Writer of the Year, 1992
Penguin Small by Mick InkpenIllustrated Children's Book of the Year, 1993
Pole to Pole by Michael PalinTravel Writer of the Year, 1993
Mommy Laid An Egg: Or, Where Do Babies Come From? by Babette ColeIllustrated Children's Book of the Year, 1994
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung ChangBook of the Year, 1994
The Art Book by Editors of Phaidon PressIllustrated Book of the Year, 1995
The Most Amazing Science Pop-Up Book by Jay YoungIllustrated Children's Book of the Year, 1995
Writing Home by Alan BennettBook of the Year, 1995
Delia Smith's Winter Collection by Delia SmithBook of the Year, 1996
The Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Literature by Alison SageChildren's Book of the Year, 1996
The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman RushdieAuthor Of The Year, 1996
The River Cafe Cook Book by Rose GrayIllustrated Book of the Year, 1996
Flora Britannica by Richard MabeyIllustrated Book of the Year, 1997
The Golden Compass by Philip PullmanChildren's Book of the Year, 1997
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava SobelBook of the Year, 1997
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen FieldingBook of the Year, 1998
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. RowlingChildren's Book of the Year, 1998
The Lost Gardens of Heligan by Tim SmitIllustrated Book of the Year, 1998
Birthday Letters by Ted HughesBook of the Year, 1999
Ethel & Ernest by Raymond BriggsIllustrated Book of the Year, 1999
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. RowlingChildren's Book of the Year, 1999
Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope by Bruce BernardIllustrated Book of the Year, 2000
Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia by Chris StewartNewcomer of the Year, 2000
The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline WilsonChildren's Book of the Year, 2000
Managing My Life: My Autobiography by Alex FergusonBook of the Year, 2000
The Amber Spyglass by Philip PullmanChildren's Book of the Year, 2001
The Beatles Anthology by The BeatlesIllustrated Book of the Year, 2001
Man and Boy by Tony ParsonsBook of the Year, 2001
Artemis Fowl by Eoin ColferChildren's Book of the Year, 2002
Billy by Pamela StephensonBook of the Year, 2002
The Blue Planet by Andrew ByattIllustrated Book of the Year, 2002
Churchill: A Biography by Roy JenkinsBiography of the Year, 2003
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters2003
Girls in Tears (Girls Quartet) by Jacqueline WilsonChildren's Book of the Year, 2003
Sahara by Michael PalinIllustrated Book of the Year, 2003
Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! by Michael MooreBook of the Year, 2003
What Not to Wear by Trinny WoodallTV & Film Book of the Year, 2003
The Autobiography by Martin JohnsonSports Book of the Year, 2004
David Beckham: My Side by David BeckhamFastest Selling Biography of All Time, 2004
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne TrussBook of the Year, 2004
England's Thousand Best Houses by Simon JenkinsIllustrated Book of the Year, 2004
How Clean Is Your House? by Aggie MacKenzieTV & Film Book of the Year, 2004
The Lovely Bones by Alice SeboldRichard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2004
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag MontefioreHistory Book of the Year, 2004
Toast by Nigel SlaterBiography of the Year, 2004
Cloud Atlas by David MitchellRichard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2005
The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownBook of the Year, 2005
Fleshmarket Close by Ian RankinCrime Thriller, 2005
Gazza: My Story by Paul GascoigneSports Book of the Year, 2005
The Gruffalo's Child by Julia DonaldsonChildren's Book of the Year, 2005
Himalaya by Michael PalinTV & Film Book of the Year, 2005
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna ClarkeNewcomer of the Year, 2005
My Life by Bill ClintonBiography of the Year, 2005
William Pitt the Younger by William HagueHistory Book of the Year, 2005
26a by Diana EvansdeciBel Writer of the Year, 2006
Ark Angel by Anthony HorowitzChildren's Book of the Year, 2006
Auschwitz: A New History by Laurence ReesHistory Book of the Year, 2006
Being Freddie: My Story So Far by Andrew FlintoffSports Book of the Year, 2006
The Constant Gardener by John Le CarréTV & Film Book of the Year, 2006
Extreme: My Autobiography by Sharon OsbourneBiography of the Year, 2006
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. RowlingBook of the Year, 2006
Labyrinth by Kate MosseRichard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2006
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina LewyckaNewcomer of the Year, 2006
The Take by Martina ColeCrime Thriller of the Year, 2006
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerPopular Fiction Award, 2006
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn IgguldenBook of the Year, 2007
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren WeisbergerTV & Film Book of the Year, 2007
Flanimals of the Deep by Ricky GervaisChildren's Book of the Year, 2007
Gerrard: My Autobiography by Steven GerrardSports Book of the Year, 2007
The Interpretation of Murder by Jed RubenfeldRichard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2007
The Island by Victoria HislopNewcomer of the Year, 2007
The Naming of the Dead by Ian RankinCrime Thriller of the Year, 2007
The Sound of Laughter by Peter KayBiography of the Year, 2007
Book Of The Dead by Patricia CornwellCrime Thriller of the Year, 2008
Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman by Francesca SimonChildren's Book of the Year, 2008
Long Way Down: An Epic Journey by Motorcycle from Scotland to South Africa by Ewan McGregorPopular Non-fiction, 2008
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim EdwardsPopular Fiction, 2008
My Booky Wook by Russell BrandBiography of the Year, 2008
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwanBook of the Year, 2008
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniBest Read of the Year, 2008
What Was Lost by Catherine O'FlynnNewcomer, 2008
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerThe Children's Book of the Year, 2009
Child 44 by Tom Rob SmithNew Writer of the Year, 2009
Devil May Care by Sebastian FaulksThe Popular Fiction Award, 2009
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack ObamaThe Biography of the Year, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonCrime Thriller of the Year, 2009
The Secret Speech by Tom Rob SmithNew Writer, 2009
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate SummerscaleBook of the Year, 2009
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate AtkinsonRichard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2009
The White Tiger by Aravind AdigaAuthor of the Year, 2009

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Award description

Prior to 2010, this award was called "British Book Award", sometimes with "Galaxy" prepended. In 2010 it was renamed and relaunched as "Galaxy National Book Award". See Wikipedia for full list of winners and naming history.


From 1990-2009, the British Book Awards were given annually and promoted by the UK publishing industry trade journal Publishing News. They were also known as the Nibbies because of the golden nib-shaped trophy given to winners.

The awards were made in a number of headline categories:

*Best Read of the Year
*Lifetime Achievement Award

*Author of the Year
*Biography of the Year
*Book of the Year
*Children's Book of the Year

*Crime Thriller of the Year

*Writer of the Year
*History Book of the Year

*Literary Fiction Award
*Newcomer of the Year Award

*Sports Book of the Year *TV & Film Book of the Year


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