Friday, March 22, 2019

News of the Nibbies

This year’s many shortlisted nominees for the British Book Awards—also known as the Nibbies—have just been announced. There are more than 20 categories of contenders, but the two that will presumably interest Rap Sheet readers most are below.

Crime & Thriller Book of the Year:
Our House, by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster)
The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn (HarperFiction)
The Wife Between Us, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (Pan)
Close to Home, by Cara Hunter (Penguin)
Macbeth, by Jo Nesbø (Hogarth)
In a House of Lies, by Ian Rankin (Orion)

Debut Book of the Year:
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, by Imogen Hermes Gowar
(Harvill Secker)
Never Greener, by Ruth Jones (Bantam Press)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris (Zaffre)
Dear Mrs. Bird, by A.J. Pearce (Picador)
Lullaby, by Leila Slimani (Faber and Faber)
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton (Raven)

Winners in all of the categories will be declared during a ceremony scheduled to be held on Monday, May 13.

According to press materials, “The Nibbies was launched in 1990 by Fred Newman, founder and editor of Publishing News, and taken over by The Bookseller in 2017.” Previous winners can be found here.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

READ MORE:Dan Mallory, Author Who Once Faked Being British, Nominated for British Book Award,” by Katie Rothstein (Vulture).

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