Thursday, April 08, 2004
Last night the National Book Awards, better known as the Nibbies, were awarded in London. Lynne Truss's EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES took home Book of the Year, beating out David Beckham's biography MY SIDE, which was gifted with a special award for being the fastest selling book in Britain of all-time (yikes.) Mark Haddon did exceptionally well, scoring the children's and literary fiction prizes, while Alexander McCall Smith took home Author of the Year honors. As well, Monica Ali was deemed the Newcomer of the Year. And as for the Richard & Judy Prize? That went to Alice Sebold's THE LOVELY BONES, and will be presented on a special Richard & Judy Show tomorrow.