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Wednesday, March 10, 2004

All about the Nibbies 

The nominations for the British Book Awards have been announced, and scoring big with five nominations is Mark Haddon's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. The Independent offers further analysis on the 8-book-deep Book of the Year Award, while the Manchester Evening News takes a look at all the categories as a whole.

And the big category nominees are:

Butler & Tanner Book of the Year

* Brick Lane - Monica Ali
* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
* Eats, Shoots and Leaves - Lynne Truss
* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
* The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
* My Side - David Beckham
* The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
* A Royal Duty - Paul Burrell

DHL Author of the Year

* Harian Coben
* Mark Haddon
* Alexander McCall Smith
* DBC Pierre
* Philip Pullman
* Jacqueline Wilson

Waterstone's Literary Fiction Award

* Brick Lane - Monica Ali
* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
* Notes on a Scandal - Zoe Heller
* Waxwings - Jonathan Raban
* What I Loved - Siri Hustvedt
* Yellow Dog - Martin Amis

WH Smith Children's Book of the Year

* The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
* Eagle Strike - Anthony Horowitz
* The English Roses - Madonna
* Goodbye Mog - Judith Kerr
* Lyra's Oxford - Philip Pullman
* Shadowmancer - Graham Taylor
* The Snail and the Whale - Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Virgin Books Newcomer of the Year

* Monica Ali - Brick Lane
* Jon McGregor - If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
* Clare Morrall - Astonishing Splashes of Colour
* DBC Pierre - Vernon God Little
* Graham Taylor - Shadowmancer
* Geoffrey Wellum - First Light


The full list can be found at the above link. The Nibbies will be awarded on April 7 at Grosvenor House, but due to unprecedented ticket demand, there will be another party going on at the same time.

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