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Book awards: Independent Booksellers' Book Prize Shortlist

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Works (180)

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The Mathematics of Sex: How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls by Stephen J. Ceci2007
The Gathering by Anne Enright2008
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling2008
I'm Really Ever So Not Well by Lauren Child2008
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones2008
Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz2008
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett2008
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith2009
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer2009
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks2009
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry2009
Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir by Diana Athill2009
Spilling the Beans by Clarissa Dickson Wright2009
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale2009
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini2009
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson2009
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga2009
Auslander by Paul DowswellChildren's, 2010
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell BoyceChildren's, 2010
Dog Loves Books by Louise YatesChildren's, 2010
Dogs by Emily GravettChildren's, 2010
An Equal Stillness by Francesca Kay2010
The Escape by Robert MuchamoreChildren's, 2010
The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son by Rupert Isaacson2010
The Last Leopard by Lauren St. JohnChildren's, 2010
Mad Dogs and Englishmen: An Expedition Round My Family by Sir Ranulph Fiennes2010
The Music Room by William Fiennes2010
One Day by David Nicholls2010
Ostrich Boys by Keith GrayChildren's, 2010
The Other Half Lives by Sophie Hannah2010
The Outlander by Gil Adamson2010
Revolver by Marcus SedgwickChildren's, 2010
The Silver Blade by Sally GardnerChildren's, 2010
Strangers by Anita Brookner2010
The Unfinished Angel by Sharon CreechChildren's, 2010
What's for Dinner, Mr Gum? by Andy StantonChildren's, 2010
The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels2010
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel2010
The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore2011
The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals by Patrick Barkham2011
Dark Parallel by M. G. HarrisChildren's, 2011
The Dead by Charlie HigsonChildren's, 2011
Empire of the Clouds: When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World by James Hamilton-Paterson2011
The Empty Family: Stories by Colm Tóibín2011
The Forgotten Highlander : My Incredible Story of Survival during the War in the Far East by Alistair Urquhart2011
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waalnot in English Common Knowledge2011
An Imaginary Menagerie (Puffin Books) by Roger McGoughChildren's, 2011
Magicalamity by Kate SaundersChildren's, 2011
The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam2011
Ocean of Blood (The Saga of Larten Crepsley) by Darren ShanChildren's, 2011
Peter Pan's First XI: The Extraordinary Story of J. M. Barrie's Cricket Team by Kevin Telfer2011
The Red Pyramid by Rick RiordanChildren's, 2011
The Ring of Water (Young Samurai) by Chris BradfordChildren's, 2011
School Days According to Humphrey by Betty G. BirneyChildren's, 2011
Shadow Wave by Robert MuchamoreChildren's, 2011
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray2011
The Thirteen Secrets by Michelle HarrisonChildren's, 2011
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell2011
TimeRiders: The Doomsday Code by Alex ScarrowChildren's, 2011
All Fall Down by Sally NichollsChildren's, 2012
All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945 by Max Hastings2012
Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson2012
Blood Red Road by Moira YoungChildren's, 2012
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff KinneyChildren's, 2012
Ella by Alex T. SmithChildren's, 2012
The Fear by Charlie HigsonChildren's, 2012
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young2012
Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis2012
On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry2012
Pure by Andrew Miller2012
The Ring of Wind (Young Samurai, Book 7) by Chris BradfordChildren's, 2012
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville2012
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes2012
Smut: two unseemly stories by Alan Bennett2012
There Is No Dog by Meg RosoffChildren's, 2012
TimeRiders: Gates of Rome by Alex ScarrowChildren's, 2012
Tom Gates: Everything's Amazing (Sort of) by Liz PichonChildren's, 2012
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate SaundersChildren's, 2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo2013
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel2013
Capital by John Lanchester2013
Dear Scarlett by Fleur HitchcockChildren’s, 2013
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff KinneyChildren’s, 2013
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth2013
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver2013
Gangsta Granny by David WalliamsChildren’s, 2013
HHhH by Laurent Binet2013
Maggot Moon by Sally GardnerChildren’s, 2013
Matilda's Cat by Emily GravettChildren’s, 2013
Oh No, George! by Chris HaughtonChildren’s, 2013
The Sacrifice by Charlie HigsonChildren’s, 2013
Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen PetersChildren’s, 2013
Socks by Nick SharrattChildren’s, 2013
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller2013
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce2013
Walking Home by Simon Armitage2013
White Dolphin by Gill LewisChildren’s, 2013
Aunt Amelia by Rebecca CobbChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
A Boy Called Hope by Lara WilliamsonChildren's Fiction, 2014
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh FermorAdult, 2014
The Crayon: A Colorful Tale About Friendship by Simon RickertyChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen GroszAdult, 2014
Extra Yarn by Mac BarnettChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil GaimanChildren's Fiction, 2014
The Goldfinch by Donna TarttAdult, 2014
Half Bad by Sally GreenChildren's Fiction, 2014
Hero by Sarah LeanChildren's Fiction, 2014
Hooray for Bread by Allan AhlbergChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon by Jonny DuddleChildren's Fiction, 2014
Longbourn by Jo BakerAdult, 2014
Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina StibbeAdult, 2014
Meet the Parents by Peter BentlyChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
More Than This by Patrick NessChildren's Fiction, 2014
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter BrownChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
Noble Conflict by Malorie BlackmanChildren's Fiction, 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanAdult, 2014
The Paper Dolls by Julia DonaldsonChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
Picture Me Gone by Meg RosoffChildren's Fiction, 2014
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo WillemsChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
The Quarry by Iain BanksAdult, 2014
The Reason I Jump by Naoki HigashidaAdult, 2014
The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin ColferChildren's Fiction, 2014
Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William DalrympleAdult, 2014
Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia DonaldsonChildren’s Picture Book, 2014
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan PastisChildren's Fiction, 2014
The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star by Jill MurphyChildren's Fiction, 2014
The 13-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) by Andy GriffithsChildren’s, 2015
Apple and Rain by Sarah CrossanChildren’s, 2015
The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore FitzgeraldChildren’s, 2015
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary MantelAdult, 2015
The Bone Clocks by David MitchellAdult, 2015
The Children Act by Ian McEwanAdult, 2015
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma HealeyAdult, 2015
The Farm Beneath the Water (Helen Peters Series) by Helen PetersChildren’s, 2015
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate SaundersChildren’s, 2015
H Is for Hawk by Helen MacdonaldAdult, 2015
Itchcraft by Simon MayoChildren’s, 2015
The Lie Tree by Frances HardingeChildren’s, 2015
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard FlanaganAdult, 2015
Nora Webster by Colm TóibínAdult, 2015
Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline WilsonChildren’s, 2015
The Parent Agency by David BaddielChildren’s, 2015
Please, Mister Postman by Alan JohnsonAdult, 2015
Running Girl by Simon MasonChildren’s, 2015
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah HarariAdult, 2015
A Song for Ella Grey by David AlmondChildren’s, 2015
Cogheart by Peter BunzlChildren’s, 2017
The Essex Serpent by Sarah PerryAdult, 2017
Golden Hill by Francis SpuffordAdult, 2017
The Good Immigrant: 21 Writers Explore What It Means to be Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic in Britain Today by Nikesh ShuklaAdult, 2017
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah HarariAdult, 2017
The Noise of Time by Julian BarnesAdult, 2017
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily BarrChildren’s, 2017
The Running Hare: The secret life of farmland by John Lewis-StempelAdult, 2017
The Shadow Keeper by Abi ElphinstoneChildren’s, 2017
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell BoyceChildren’s, 2017
Strange Star by Emma CarrollChildren’s, 2017
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'FarrellAdult, 2017
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul KalanithiAdult, 2017
The 1,000-year-old Boy by Ross WelfordChildren’s, 2018
The 91-Story Treehouse: Babysitting Blunders! (The Treehouse Books) by Andy GriffithsChildren’s, 2018
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'FarrellAdult, 2018
Birdcage Walk by Helen DunmoreAdult, 2018
The Bolds on Holiday by Julian ClaryChildren’s, 2018
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanAdult, 2018
Elmet by Fiona MozleyAdult, 2018
The Explorer by Katherine RundellChildren’s, 2018
How Not to Be a Boy by Robert WebbAdult, 2018
Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma CarrollChildren’s, 2018
Life in the Garden by Penelope LivelyAdult, 2018
Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLavertyAdult, 2018
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica TownsendChildren’s, 2018
Release by Patrick NessChildren’s, 2018
The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund YoungAdult, 2018
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances HardingeChildren’s, 2018
Sky Song by Abi ElphinstoneChildren’s, 2018
A Spoonful of Murder by Robin StevensChildren’s, 2018
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally NichollsChildren’s, 2018
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam KayAdult, 2018
We Come Apart by Sarah CrossanChildren’s, 2018

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