Article published on December 21, 2016.
So here we go again . . .
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber)
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell (Tinder Press)
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Serpent’s Tail)
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain (Chatto & Windus)
First Novel Award
The Good Guy by Susan Beale (John Murray)
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (Faber & Faber)
Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory by Keggie Carew (Chatto & Windus)
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years by John Guy (Viking)
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between by Hisham Matar (Viking)
I’m Not With the Band: A Writer’s Life Lost in Music by Sylvia Patterson (Sphere)
Sunshine by Melissa Lee-Houghton (Penned in the Margins)
Falling Awake by Alice Oswald (Jonathan Cape Poetry)
Say Something Back by Denise Riley (Picador)
Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest (Picador)
Children’s Book Award
The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence (Hodder Children’s Books)
The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon (Faber & Faber/Profile Books)
Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
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