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British Book Awards: The Winners


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W H Smith Book of the Year

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury)


Reader’s Digest Author of the Year

Alan Bennett (Faber and Faber/Profile Books)


Amazon Biography of the Year

Sharon Osbourne Extreme: My Autobiography

(Time Warner)


Red House Children’s Book of the Year

Ark Angel

Anthony Horowitz (Walker Books) Worldbooks


Crime Thriller of the Year

The Take

Martina Cole (Headline)


Borders/Books etc History Book of the Year


Laurence Rees (BBC)


Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year

Marina Lewycka

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Viking)


Sainsbury’s Popular Fiction Award

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Audrey Niffenegger (Vintage)


Tesco Sports Book of the Year

Being Freddie

Andrew Flintoff (Hodder)


play.com TV & Film Book of the Year

The Constant Gardener

John le Carré (Hodder)


deciBel Writer of the Year


Diana Evans (Chatto & Windus)


Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year


Kate Mosse (Orion)


Outstanding Achievement Award

Jamie Oliver



Various articles discussing different winners:


J. K. ROWLING has probably lost count of the number of prizes she has won, but her boy wizard worked his magic once more at last night’s British Book Awards. More at the Times


The day after her blockbuster Labyrinth was featured on Richard & Judy's book club, an extra 60,000 copies flew off booksellers' shelves. Last night, Kate Mosse's success was sealed when her book was named Best Read of the Year at the British Book Awards. More at the Independent

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