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The British Book Awards

The 2007 Winners

THE 2007 WINNERS have now been announced.

The categories and winners are as follows:

Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year
WINNER: The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld (Headline)
Shortlist
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (HarperPerennial)
Restless William Boyd (Bloomsbury)
This Book Will Save Your Life A M Homes (Granta)
Love in the Present Tense Catherine Ryan Hyde (Black Swan)
The Girls Lori Lansens (Virago)
Semi-Detached Griff Rhys Jones (Penguin)
The Testament of Gideon Mack James Robertson (Penguin)


Reader's Digest Author of the Year
WINNER: Richard Dawkins (OUP & Bantam Press)
Shortlist
Marina Lewycka (Viking)
Kate Mosse (Orion)
Jodi Picoult (Hodder & Stoughton)

Amazon Biography of the Year
WINNER: The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay (Century)
Shortlist
Humble Pie Gordon Ramsay (HarperCollins)
Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man Claire Tomalin (Viking)
Marley and Me John Grogan (Hodder & Stoughton)

Borders Book of the Year
WINNER: The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden (HarperCollins)
Shortlist
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins (Bantam Press)
The Island Victoria Hislop (Headline Review)
The Night Watch Sarah Waters (Virago)
The Sound of Laughter Peter Kay (Century)
Suite Française Irène Némirovsky (Chatto & Windus)

W H Smiths Children's Book of the Year
WINNER: Flanimals of the Deep by Ricky Gervais (Faber & Faber)
Shortlist
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne (David Fickling Books)
Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend Francesca Simon (Orion Children's Books)
Peter Pan in Scarlet Geraldine McCaughrean (Oxford University Press)
Wintersmith Terry Pratchett (Doubleday)
The Incredible Book Eating Boy Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children's Books)

BCA Crime Thriller of the Year
WINNER: The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Shortlist
Looking Good Dead Peter James (Macmillan/Pan)
One Good Turn Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)
The Righteous Men Sam Bourne (HarperCollins)

Waterstone's Newcomer Thriller of the Year
WINNER: Victoria Hislop for The Island (Headline Review)
Shortlist
Michael Cox for The Meaning of Night (John Murray)
Jane Harris for The Observations (Faber & Faber)
Diane Setterfield for The Thirteenth Tale (Orion)

Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award
WINNER: Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph)
Shortlist
Close Martina Cole (Headline)
The Constant Princess Philippa Gregory (HarperCollins)
Wicked! Jilly Cooper (Bantam)

Tesco Sports Book of the Year
WINNER: Gerrard: My Autobiography by Steven Gerrard (Bantam)
Shortlist
Pelé: The Autobiography Pelé (Simon & Schuster)
Penguins Stopped Play Harry Thompson (John Murray)
There's an Awful Lot of Bubbly in Brazil Alan Brazil with Mike Parry (Highdown)

Play.com TV & Film Book of the Year
WINNER: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (Harper)
Shortlist
The Book of General Ignorance The QI team (Faber & Faber)
An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore (Bloomsbury)
Planet Earth Alastair Fothergill & David Attenborough (BBC Books)

decibel Writer of the Year
WINNER: Jackie Kay for Wish I Was Here (Picador)
Shortlist
John Agard We Brits (Bloodaxe)
Gautam Malkani Londonstani (Fourth Estate)
Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss (Hamish Hamilton)


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