We are over the moon for the lovely Sarah Turner whose debut title, The Unmumsy Mum, has been shortlisted for the ‘Non-Fiction – Lifestyle Book of the year’ category at the British Book Awards, to be held in London on 8th May.
The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, is the definitive event for honouring the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops. It succeeds 2016’s British Book Industry Awards.
The Nibbies brings together books of the year with trade accolades such as publisher of the year and book retailer of the year. There are six individual books of the year awards: children’s; debut fiction; fiction; non fiction – lifestyle; non-fiction – narrative and crime & thriller. An overall book of the year is then chosen from the individual winners.
The idea behind the books of the year is to celebrate the whole journey from the author’s mind to the reader’s hand, and showcase the range and depth of modern publishing. It’s about the story itself, but also the way that the publishing contributes both to the story telling and to finding an audience.
The full list of nominations in the category is:
Hello, is this Planet Earth? by Tim Peake (Century)
Sidemen: The Book by The Sidemen (Coronet)
The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner (Bantam Press)
Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent (Quercus)
Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan by Joe Wicks (Bluebird)
The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking (Penguin Life)