News: David Walliams Wins 2 Specsavers National Book Awards

David Walliams - Book Signing
The Specsavers National Book Award shines a light on the best British writing and publishing of the year, “whilst celebrating books with wide popular appeal, critical acclaim and commercial success.” I had to quote that because there’s no other way to say it without sounding like it’s a popularity contest. I mean, after all, last year, Neil Gaiman won the Book of the Year. Anyway! Comedic actor David Walliams has won two of the awards this year for his new children’s book, Awful AuntieUntil December 19th, you can vote for your favorite of this list to win 2014 Book of the Year (and be entered to win a hundred pounds while you’re at it).
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Outstanding achievement: Mary Berry CBE
Crime/thriller: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Autobiography/biography: Please, Mister Postman by Alan Johnson
Food & drink: Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
Children’s book: Awful Auntie by David Walliams
Audiobook: Awful Auntie by David Walliams
International author of the year: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Books Are My Bag new writer: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Specsavers popular fiction: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Nonfiction: Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe
U.K. author of the year: Us by David Nicholls
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