People's Book Prize 2019 shortlists

News - Prizes Thursday, 21 March 2019

Public voting in April; Stationers' Hall prize dinner in early May


The People's Book Prize has announced the 36 finalists in three categories - fiction, non-fiction and children's - for its annual awards. Public voting will take place in April for the winners, who will be announced on 8 May at the People's Book Prize dinner at Stationers' Hall. The evening will also see the presentation of the Beryl Bainbridge Award for First time Author, the People's Book Prize for Best Publisher, and the People's Book Prize for Best Achievement.

Fiction
Closing Shop, Darren Walker (Blossom Spring)
Corkscrew, Peter Stafford-Bow (Thistle)
Goodbye Burma, Jean Ellis (Fairfield Books)
Ivy and Abe, Elizabeth Enfield (Michael Joseph)
Dance of the Jacaranda, Peter Kimani (Saqi)
Narcissism for Beginners, Martine McDonagh (Unbound)
Open My Eyes, Alice Allan (Pinter & Martin)
Salt Creek, Lucy Treloar (Gallic Books)
The Brondesbury Tapestry, Helen Harris (Halban)
The Pursuit of Ordinary, Nigel Jay Cooper (Roundfire Books)
The Scratching Post, Susan Delaney (Olympia Publishers)
The Tyre, CJ Dubois and EC Huntley (Thistle)

Non-fiction
Hark!, Paul Kerensa (Lion Hudson)
Hope With O.C.D., Lynn Crilly (Hammersmith Books)
How To Remove a Brain, David Haviland (Thistle)
Lady Sue Ryder, Tessa West (Shepheard-Walwyn)
Landscapes of the Heart, Juliet Grayson, (Jessica Kingsley)
Mapreaders and Multitaskers, Gavin Evans (Thistle)
Sex, Drugs & Asperger's Syndrome, Luke Jackson (Jessica Kingsley)
The Hidden Girl, Marika Henriques (Shepheard-Walwyn)
The Infection Game, Sarah Myhill and Craig Robinson (Hammersmith Books)
The Man Who Would Be Jack, David Bullock (Thistle)
Through a Mother’s Tears, Cathy Broomfield (Thistle)
Understanding BRCA, Clarissa Foster (Hammersmith Books)

Children's
I Am Me, Sue Hampton (TSL Publications)
Nickolai of the North, Lucy Daniel Raby (Tinkerbell Books)
Odd Socks, RA Powell (Blossom Spring)
Orca Rising, Chris Hannon (Thistle)
Oscar the Ferry Cat, Molly Arbuthnott (Jelly Bean Books)
TJ and His Wheelable Chair, Amanda Kehoe (Austin Macauley)
The Angry Giant, Nigel Womack (Poems & Pictures)
The Treasure at the Top of the World, Clive Mantle (Award Publications)
The Book Spy, Mark Carton (Candy Jar Books)
There May Be a Castle, Piers Torday (Quercus)
Where Are You Hiding Charlie Dog?, Sue Pavey (Blossom Spring)
Widurok, Clare Osborne (King's England)

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