Longlist, shortlist, Winner!

More than this by Patrick NessHave you seen our Book Awards page?
We’ve gathered all the contenders and winners of the UK’s most popular literary awards in one place! So if you’re keen to read a whole shortlist, want to know what all the fuss is about a particular winner, or are just looking for a great book to read – take a look. All our book lists link straight in to the library catalogue, so you can find out which libraries hold copies of the book you’re after and whether they’re available (you can reserve from here too).

The book awards we feature include the Man Booker, Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Specsavers National Book Award and many more.

Book Awards page on WCC library catalogue

H is for Hawk by Helen MacdonaldH is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald won both the Costa Book of the Year Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. It’s the extraordinary story of the author coping with her grief following the death of her father by acquiring a goshawk called Mabel and a year-long plan to tame and train her to hunt.

Jim's Lion by Russell hobanIn June we will find out the winners of the CILIP / Carnegie and CILIP / Kate Greenaway Medals (for children’s writing and illustration respectively). In the meantime, the always excellent shortlisted books for each prize are listed on the Book Awards page – including Jim’s Lion by Russell Hoban.

Each time a new shortlist is announced, the lists are refreshed – but we are gradually building a ’round up’ list of past prizewinners, so you can always be sure to find some great quality reading.

Borrow one today!

 [Sally]

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