The British Book Awards Announce 2022 Shortlist – Full List of Nominees

Your reading list for the rest of the year is now sorted, thanks to the announcement of the 2022 The British Book Awards Shortlist. Included in the awards category for Fiction Book of the Year are authors such as Sally Rooney, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Meg Mason.

Back in business and in its 32nd outing is the The British Book Awards. Also known as the ‘Nibbies’, the awards have announced this years twelve-category shortlist. These categories include the prestigious Fiction Book of the Year, as well as Pageturner of the Year, and Non Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year. Looking at the list, it’s fair to say that the weight of talent this year is unmeasurable. It’s going to be a tough judge.

Speaking of judges, the task of crowning the winners of this year’s British Book Awards are being handled by the likes of presenters Gabby Logan and Rob Rinder, broadcaster Ugo Monye, and author Giovanna Fletcher. The four will announce the winners of each category live at the British Book Award ceremony on May 25 2022.

However, onto the important bit: the 2022 nominees. This year, seminal authors such as Sally Rooney (Beautiful World, Where are You), Anthony Doerr (Cloud Cuckoo Land), and Meg Mason (Sorrow and Bliss) are up for the all-important Fiction Book of the Year award.

Elsewhere, you’ll find the likes of Torrey Peters’ Detransition, Baby, Keisha the Sket by Jade LB, and Keeping the House by Tice Cin all in the race for the Discover Book of the Year.

Notable mentions also for Raven Leilani’s Luster, Alice Osman’s Heartstopper Volume Four, and Richard Osman’s The Man Who Died Twice, all of which are nominated across categories such as Debut Novel of the Year, Crime & Thriller Book of the Year, and Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year.

So if your reading pile is looking sparse and in need of a refresh, why not take stock from the British Book Awards 2022 shortlist and find some divine inspiration. All eyes on the prize.

The 32nd British Book Awards will take place at Grosvenor House, London on May 25 2022. The event is also set to be remotely broadcasted. You can book individual tickets and tables here.

The shortlisted award categories are as follows:

Fiction Book of the Year
Debut Novel of the Year
Crime and Thriller Book of the Year
Discover Book of the Year
Pageturner of the Year
Audiobook: Fiction Book of the Year
Audiobook: Non Fiction Book of the Year
Non Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year
Non Fiction Narrative Book of the Year
Children’s Non Fiction Book of the Year
Children’s Fiction Book of the Year
Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year

 

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Fiction Book of the Year

Beautiful World, Where are You – Sally Rooney
Cloud Cuckoo Land – Anthony Doerr
Empire of the Vampire – Jay Kristoff
Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro
Sorrow and Bliss – Meg Mason
The Passenger – Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Debut Novel of the Year

Assembly – Natasha Brown
How to Kill Your Family – Bella Mackie
Mrs Death Misses Death – Salena Godden
Luster – Raven Leilani
Open Water – Caleb Azumah Nelson
She Who Became the Sun – Shelley Parker-Chan

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

1979 – Val McDermid
A Slow Fire Burning – Paula Hawkins
Girl A – Abigail Dean
The Appeal – Janice Hallett
The Dark Remains – William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin
The Man Who Died Twice – Richard Osman

 

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Discover Book of the Year

Detransition, Baby – Torrey Peters
Keeping the House – Tice Cin
Keisha the Sket – Jade LB
Maybe I Don’t Belong Here – David Harewood
Nen and The Lonely Fisherman – Ian Eagleton
We Have a Dream – Dr Mya-Rose Craig

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Pageturner of the Year


Small Pleasures – Claire Chambers
The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward
The Party Crasher – Sophie Kinsella
The Summer Seekers – Sarah Morgan
The Wolf Den – Elodie Harper
Worst Idea Ever – Jane Fallon

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Audiobook: Fiction Book of the Year

Careless – Kirsty Capes (Narrated by Amber Gadd)
The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien (Narrated by Andy Serkis
The Man Who Died Twice – Richard Osman (Narrated by Lesley Manville)
The Night She Disappeared – Lisa Jewell (Narrated by Joanne Froggatt)
The Sandman Act II – Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs (Narrated by Full Cast)
The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever – Cressida Cowell (Narrated by David Tennant)

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Audiobook: Non Fiction Book of the Year

How to Be a Rock Star – Shaun Ryder (Narrated by Shaun Ryder)
Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth (Narrated by Angelina Jolie, Ariyon Bakare, Daisy Head, Homer Todiwala, Amanda Shodeko (Bolinda Audio)
The Storyteller – Dave Grohl (Narrated by Dave Grohl)
What Happened to You:
Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing – Oprah Winfrey and Dr Bruce Perry (Narrated by Oprah Winfrey and Dr Bruce Perry)
Will – Will Smith (Narrated by Will Smith)
Windswept & Interesting – Billy Connolly (Narrated by Billy Connolly)

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Non Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year

Diddly Squat: A Year on the Farm – Jeremy Clarkson
Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess – Amanda Owen
Jane’s Patisserie – Jane Dunn
ONE: Pot, Pan, Planet – Anna Jones
Pinch of Nom Comfort Food – Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone
The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present – Paul McCartney

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Non Fiction Narrative Book of the Year

And Away… – Bob Mortimer
Empireland – Sathnam Sanghera
Empire of Pain – Patrick Radden Keefe
This Much is True – Miriam Margolyes
Vaxxers – Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green
Windswept & Interesting – Billy Connolly

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Children’s Non Fiction Book of the Year

A Different Sort of Normal – Abigail Balfe (written and illustrated)
First Questions and Answers: What is Racism? – Katie Daynes and Jordan Akpojaro (written). Sandhya Prabhat (illustrated)
Grown: The Black Girls’ Guide to Glowing Up – Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter (written). Dorcas Magbadelo (illustrated)
How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing! – Dr Ranj Singh (written). David O’Connell (illustrated)
Kay’s Marvellous Medicine – Adam Kay (written). Henry Paker (illustrated)
You Are a Champion – Marcus Rashford and Carl Anka

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Children’s Fiction Book of the Year

Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (written). Kingsley Nebechi (illustrated)
Megamonster – David Walliams (written). Tony Ross (illustrated)
The Christmas Pig – J.K. Rowling (written). Jim Field (illustrated)
The Last Bear – Hannah Gold (written). Levi Pinfold (illustrated)
When the Sky Falls – Phil Earle
You’ll Be the Death of Me – Karen M. McManus

The British Book Awards Shortlist for Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year

Greg the Sausage Roll: Santa’s Little Helper – Mark and Roxanne Hoyle (written). Gareth Conway (illustrated)
Heartstopper Volume Four – Alice Oseman (written and illustrated)
Hey You!
An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black – Dapo Adeola (curated)
Peekaboo Moon – Camilla Reid (written). Ingela P Arrhenius (illustrated)
Supertato: Night of the Living Veg – Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
The Christmas Pine – Julia Donaldson (written). Victoria Sandøy (illustrated)

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