Fifty Shades of Grey shortlisted in National Book Awards popular fiction category

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14 November 2012
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imports_WRI_0-13tge96l-100000_77687.jpg Fifty Shades of Grey shortlisted in National Book Awards popular fiction category
E L James' erotic blockbuster takes its place on the shortlist with novels by JoJo Moyes, Kate Mosse, Bernard Cornwell, Victoria Hislop and Dorothy Koomson   ...

E L James' erotic blockbuster takes its place on the shortlist with novels by JoJo Moyes, Kate Mosse, Bernard Cornwell, Victoria Hislop and Dorothy Koomson

The Specsavers National Book Awards reward popular reading titles in the following
categories:

Autobiography/Biography of the Year:

My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding (Viking Adult)

Patrick Leigh Fermor by Artemis Cooper (John Murray)

Back Story by David Mitchell (HarperCollins)

Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie (Jonathan Cape)

Who I Am by Pete Townshend (HarperCollins)

Camp David by David Walliams (Michael Joseph)

Popular Fiction Book of the Year:

1356 by Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins)

The Thread by Victoria Hislop (Headline Review)

The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson (Quercus Books)

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (Arrow)

Citadel by Kate Mosse (Orion)

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes (Michael Joseph)

Crime Book of the Year:

A Wanted Man by Lee Child (Bantam Press)

Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah (Hodder and Stoughton)

A Question of Identity by Susan Hill (Chatto and Windus)

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz (Orion Fiction)

Perfect People by Peter James (Pan)

Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina (Orion)

Food & Drink Book of the Year:

Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook by Mary Berry (DK)

The Great British Bake Off: How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Showstoppers by Linda Collister (BBC Books)

Hugh's Three Good Things by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Bloomsbury)

The Hairy Dieters by Si King & Dave Myers (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Lorraine Pascale's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food by Lorraine Pascale (HarperCollins)

Gok Cooks Chinese by Gok Wan (Michael Joseph)

International Author of the Year:

HHhH by Laurent Binet (Harvill Secker)

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (Granta)

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Canongate Books)

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Headline Review)

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Allen Lane)

The Dinner by Herman Koch (Atlantic)

Non-fiction Book of the Year:

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen (Hodder and Stoughton)

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (4th Estate)

Is It Just Me by Miranda Hart (Hodder and Stoughton)

Moranthology by Caitlin Moran (EburyPress)

Brazil by Michael Palin (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (Picador)

UK Author of the Year :

Capital by John Lanchester (Faber and Faber)

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (Faber and Faber)

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel (4th Estate)

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling (Little, Brown)

NW by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton)

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson (Vintage)

Children's Book of the Year:

The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable (Chicken House)

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle (Templar Publishing)

Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort (Simon and Schuster)

Itch by Simon Mayo (Doubleday Children's)

Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (mostly) by Liz Pichon (Scholastic Children's Books)

Ratburger by David Walliams (HarperCollins Children's)

Audiobook of the year:

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel, read by Simon Slater (Whole Story Audiobooks)

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan, read by Juliet Stevenson (Random House Audiobooks)

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, read by Dan Stevens (AudioGO)

Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart, read by Miranda Hart (Hodder and Stoughton)

The Killing by David Hewson, read by Christian Rodska (Macmillan Digital Audio)

The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend, read by Caroline Quentin (Whole Story Audiobooks)

New Writer of the Year:

The Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne (Headline)

The Somnambulist by Essie Fox (Orion)

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday)

The Land of Decoration by Grace McLeen (Chatto and Windus)

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (Salt Publishing)

Care Of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles (4th Estate)

The category winners will be announced on 4 December, and then readers vote for their overall favourite to win the Specsavers National Book of the Year Award, which will be announced on 18 December.

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