О премии

Specsavers National Book Awards (или сокращенно National Book Awards) - ежегодная британская книжная премия для лучших писателей Великобритании и их произведений по выбору академии членов от британской отрасли книгоиздания.

В настоящее время награды спонсируются компанией Specsavers Optical Group Ltd.

В 2015 и 2016 годах премия не присуждалась.

Другие названия: Galaxy National Book Awards, British Book Awards, Nibbies Жанры: Зарубежная литература, Триллеры, Детективы, Детские книги, Зарубежные детские книги, Зарубежная фантастика, Зарубежное фэнтези, Документальная литература, Историческая проза Страны: Великобритания Язык: Английский Первое вручение: 1990 г. Последнее вручение: 2022 г. Официальный сайт: https://www.nationalbookawards.co.uk

История

Премия вручается с 1990 года.
Ранее она называлась Galaxy National Book Awards (2010–11) и British Book Awards или Nibbies (1990–2009).

Номинации

Книга года
British Book Award for Book of the Year

Номинация учреждена в 1994 году.
Начиная с 2010 года лауреат выбирается путем открытого интернет-голосования из числа книг-победителей в других номинациях.

Детская книга года
British Book Award for Children's Book of the Yea

С 1996 по 2010 год номинация называлась "Британская Детская книга года".

Дебютная книга года
British Book Award for Début Book of the Year

В 1990 и с 1997 по 2010 год номинация называлась "Новичок года".
С 2010 по 2017 - называлась "Новый писатель года"
С 2017 года носит теперешнее название "Дебютная книга года".

Художественная книга года
British Book Award for Fiction Book of the Year

Номинация с 2006 года.
С 2006 года по 2010 год называлась "Популярная художественная премия".
С 2010 года называлась "Популярная художественная книга года".
С 2017 года - "Художественная книга года".

Детектив и триллер года
British Book Award for Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

Номинация с 2005 по 2010 год называлась "Криминальный триллер года".
С 2011 по 2016 год - "Триллер и криминальный Роман года".
С 2017 года - "Криминал и Триллер года (Crime & Thriller Book of the Year).

Нехудожественная: книга жизни года
British Book Award for Non-Fiction: Lifestyle Book of the Year

Номинация учреждена в 2017 году.

Нехудожественная: повествовательная книга года
British Book Award for Non-Fiction: Narrative Book of the Year

Номинация учреждена в 2017 году.

Награда бестселлера
Bestseller Award

С 1991 года номинация называлась "Бестселлер года". С 2017 года - Награда бестселлера.
В период с 1992 по 2016 год премия не вручалась.

Биография / Автобиография года
British Book Award for The Best Biography

С 2003 по 2010 год номинация называлась "Биография года".
С 2010 по 2014 год - "Биография / Автобиография года".
С 2015 года премия в номинации не вручается.

Популярная нехудожественная книга года
Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Номинация учреждена в 2010 году.

Аудиокнига года
British Book Award for Audiobook of the Year

Номинация существовала с 2002 по 2004 годы и с 2011 по 2014.

Кулинарная книга года
Food & Drink Book of the Year

Номинация существует с 2010 года.

Книга в мягкой обложке года
British Book Award for Paperback of the Year

Вручалась только один раз, в 2011 году.

Награда за выдающиеся достижения
Outstanding Achievement Award

С 1993 по 2009 год называлась "Награда за жизненные достижения".
С 2010 года - "Награда за выдающиеся достижения".

Автор года
UK Author of the Year

С 1990 по 2010 год номинация называлась "Автор года".
С 2010 года изменила название на "Британский автор года" несмотря на то, что премия была присуждена и не британским авторам.
С 2015 по 2017 год не вручалась. В 2018 году премия возобновлена

Интернациональный автор года
International Author of the Year

Годы существования с 2010 по 2014 годы.
С 2015 года не вручается.

Лучшее чтение года Ричарда и Джуди
Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year

Номинация существовала с 2004 по 2009 год.

Детский автор года
The Children's Author of the Year

Годы существования номинации 1990-1995.

Иллюстрированная детская книга года
Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

Номинация существовала с 1991 по 1995 год.

Иллюстрированная книга года
Illustrated Book of the Year

Номинация существовала с 1995 по 2004 год.

Книга года по телевидению и кино
The TV and Film Book of the Year

Номинация существовала с 2003 по 2007 год.

Художественная фантастика
The Literary Fiction Award

Номинация просуществовала толь два года 2004 и 2005.

Историческая книга года
The History Book of the Year

Номинация просуществовала толь два года 2004 и 2005.

Спортивная книга года
The Sports Book of the Year

Номинация существовала с 2004 по 2007 год.

Писатель года deciBel.
The deciBel Writer of the Year

Номинация существовала с 2005 по 2007 год.

Самая продаваемая биография всех времен
The Fastest Selling Biography of All Time

Вручалась только один раз, в 2004 году.

Писатель-путешественник года
The Travel Writer of the Year

Номинация существовала с 1990 по 1993 год.

НФ / Фэнтези писатель года
The Fantasy and Science Fiction Author of the Year

Вручалась только один раз, в 1994 году.

Книга для юношества
Young Adult Book of the Year

Номинация учреждена в 2018 году.

Слышен новый Писатель года
Audible New Writer of the Year

Номинация появилась в 2018 году.

Специальный приз Клуба ZBOS. Книга года года
Specsavers Zoë’s Book Club (#ZBOS) Book of the Year

Номинация учреждена в 2017 году.
Победителя выбирают путем общественного голосования на сайте книжного клуба.

Детская документальная литература
Children’s Nonfiction

Премия присуждается с 2022 года.

Аудиокнига: художественная
Audiobook: Fiction

Присуждается с 2022 года.

Аудиокнига: документальная
Audiobook: Nonfiction

Премия присуждается с 2022 года.

Книга года
Маркус Рашфорд 4.0
Marcus Rashford MBE is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an ordinary kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now the nation's favourite footballer wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life.

Written with journalist Carl Anka, You Are a Champion is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life, brilliant advice and top-tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner. It will show you how to be the very BEST that you can be.

It shows kids how to:
- Be comfortable with who you are – you can't be a champion until you're happy being you!
- Dream big
- Practise like a champion
- Get out of your comfort zone and learn from your mistakes
- Navigate adversity in a positive way
- Find your team
- Use your voice and stand up for others
- Never stop learning
Детская книга года
Фил Эрл 4.0
Inspired by a true story. It's 1940, and Joseph has been packed off to stay with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no great fondness for children. To Joseph's amazement, she owns the rundown city zoo where Joseph meets Adonis, a huge silverback gorilla. Adonis is ferociously strong and dangerous, but Joseph finds he has an affinity with the lonely beast. But when the bombs begin to fall, it is up to Joseph to guard Adonis's cage should it be damaged by a blast. Will Joseph be ready to pull the trigger if it comes to it?
Дебютная книга года
Калеб Азума Нельсон 4.1
In a crowded London pub, two young people meet. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists—he a photographer, she a dancer—and both are trying to make their mark in a world that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence, and over the course of a year they find their relationship tested by forces beyond their control.
Художественная книга года
Meg Mason 4.5
This novel is about a woman called Martha. She knows there is something wrong with her but she doesn't know what it is. Her husband Patrick thinks she is fine. He says everyone has something, the thing is just to keep going.

Martha told Patrick before they got married that she didn't want to have children. He said he didn't mind either way because he has loved her since he was fourteen and making her happy is all that matters, although he does not seem able to do it.

By the time Martha finds out what is wrong, it doesn't really matter anymore. It is too late to get the only thing she has ever wanted. Or maybe it will turn out that you can stop loving someone and start again from nothing - if you can find something else to want.
Детектив и триллер года
Иэн Рэнкин, Уильям Макилванни 0.0
In this scorching crime collaboration, bestselling author Ian Rankin and Scottish crime-writing legend William McIlvanney join forces for the first ever case of DI Laidlaw, Glasgow's original gritty detective.

Lawyer Bobby Carter did a lot of work for the wrong type of people. Now he's dead and it was no accident. Besides a distraught family and a heap of powerful friends, Carter's left behind his share of enemies. So, who dealt the fatal blow?

DC Jack Laidlaw's reputation precedes him. He's not a team player, but he's got a sixth sense for what's happening on the streets. His boss chalks the violence up to the usual rivalries, but is it that simple? As two Glasgow gangs go to war, Laidlaw needs to find out who got Carter before the whole city explodes.

William McIlvanney's Laidlaw books changed the face of crime fiction. When he died in 2015, he left half a handwritten manuscript of Laidlaw's first case. Now, Ian Rankin is back to finish what McIlvanney started. In The Dark Remains, these two iconic authors bring to life the criminal world of 1970s Glasgow, and Laidlaw's relentless quest for truth.
Нехудожественная: повествователь...
Сатнам Сангера 0.0
In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, from the foundation of the NHS to the nature of our racism, from our distrust of intellectuals in public life to the exceptionalism that imbued the campaign for Brexit and the government's early response to the Covid crisis. And yet empire is a subject, weirdly hidden from view.

The British Empire ran for centuries and covered vast swathes of the world. It is, as Sanghera reveals, fundamental to understanding Britain. However, even among those who celebrate the empire there seems to be a desire not to look at it too closely - not to include the subject in our school history books, not to emphasize it too much in our favourite museums.

At a time of great division, when we are arguing about what it means to be British, Sanghera's book urges us to address this bewildering contradiction. For, it is only by stepping back and seeing where we really come from, that we can begin to understand who we are, and what unites us.
Популярная нехудожественная книг...
Пол Малдун, Пол Маккартни 0.0
In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul McCartney recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career - from his earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present. Arranged alphabetically to provide a kaleidoscopic rather than chronological account, it establishes definitive texts of the songs' lyrics for the first time and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now. Presented with this is a treasure trove of material from McCartney's personal archive - drafts, letters, photographs - never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

We learn intimately about the man, the creative process, the working out of melodies, the moments of inspiration. The voice and personality of Paul McCartney sings off every page. There has never been a book about a great musician like it.
Иллюстрированная детская книга года
Дапо Адеола 0.0
This groundbreaking picture book is a lyrical, inspirational exploration of growing up Black, written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola, and brought to life by some of the most exciting Black illustration talents working today.

Remember to dream your own dreams
Love your beautiful skin
You always have a choice

This book addresses - honestly, yet hopefully - the experiences Black children face growing up with systemic racism, as well as providing hope for the future, delivering a powerful message to a new generation of dreamers. It's a message that is both urgent and timeless - and offers a rich and rewarding reading experience for every child.

To mirror the rich variety of the Black diaspora, this book showcases artwork from Dapo and 18 incredible Black illustrators in one beautiful, powerful, and cohesive reading experience.
Детская документальная литература
Маркус Рашфорд 4.0
Marcus Rashford MBE is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an ordinary kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now the nation's favourite footballer wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life.

Written with journalist Carl Anka, You Are a Champion is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life, brilliant advice and top-tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner. It will show you how to be the very BEST that you can be.

It shows kids how to:
- Be comfortable with who you are – you can't be a champion until you're happy being you!
- Dream big
- Practise like a champion
- Get out of your comfort zone and learn from your mistakes
- Navigate adversity in a positive way
- Find your team
- Use your voice and stand up for others
- Never stop learning
Аудиокнига: художественная
Cressida Cowell 0.0
The No.1 bestselling series from the author of How to Train Your Dragon. Can Xar and Wish unite their worlds in time to save the Wildwoods? Will it be Never... or Forever? The final book in the magical The Wizards of Once series.
Xar and Wish have found the ingredients for the Spell-to-get-rid-of-Witches. Now the Kingwitch is calling them to the lake of the lost. But first they must mix the potion in the Cup of Second Chances .
Аудиокнига: документальная
Билли Коннолли 0.0
In his first full-length autobiography, comedy legend and national treasure Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life.

Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of 4, and a survivor of appalling abuse at the hands of his own family, Billy's life is a remarkable story of success against all the odds.

Billy found his escape first as an apprentice welder in the shipyards of the River Clyde. Later he became a folk musician - a 'rambling man' - with a genuine talent for playing the banjo. But it was his ability to spin stories, tell jokes and hold an audience in the palm of his hand that truly set him apart.

As a young comedian Billy broke all the rules. He was fearless and outspoken - willing to call out hypocrisy wherever he saw it. But his stand-up was full of warmth, humility and silliness too. His startling, hairy 'glam-rock' stage appearance - wearing leotards, scissor suits and banana boots - only added to his appeal.

It was an appearance on Michael Parkinson's chat show in 1975 - and one outrageous story in particular - that catapulted Billy from cult hero to national star. TV shows, documentaries, international fame and award-winning Hollywood movies followed. Billy's pitch-perfect stand-up comedy kept coming too - for over 50 years, in fact - until a double diagnosis of cancer and Parkinson's Disease brought his remarkable live performances to an end. Since then he has continued making TV shows, creating extraordinary drawings... and writing.

Windswept and Interesting is Billy's story in his own words. It is joyfully funny - stuffed full of hard-earned wisdom as well as countless digressions on fishing, farting and the joys of dancing naked. It is an unforgettable, life-affirming story of a true comedy legend.

' I didn't know I was Windswept and Interesting until somebody told me. It was a friend who was startlingly exotic himself. He ' d just come back from Kashmir and was all billowy shirt and Indian beads. I had long hair and a beard and was swishing around in electric blue flairs.
He said: " Look at you - all windswept and interesting!"
I just said: " Exactly!"
After that, I simply had to maintain my reputation...'

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