Awards Winners and Shortlists 2021

As we take stock of 2021 and move forward into a 2022, now is a great time to reflect on all the hard  work which has happened over the last year and look back at some of our success.

With over 900 books published in 2021, there has been some remarkable accolades collected across a large spectrum of titles and genres.

From great fiction titles, such as Grown Ups and Summer, non fiction titles, including Why The Germans Do It Beter and 65 Roses and a Trunki and Zombierella in children’s categories, 2021 has been an extremely successful year. 

  • Booker Prize

Shortlisted A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam
Longlisted An Island by Karen Jennings
Longlisted Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

  • Costa Book Prizes

Shortlisted (Children’s) The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter
Shortlisted (Children’s) The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery
Shortlisted (Biography) The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest by Ed Caesar

  • British Book Awards- Book of the Year: Audiobook

Shortlisted GROWN UPS by Marian Keyes

  • Scottish Book of the Year

Shortlisted (Fiction) Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan

  • British Book Awards- Book of the Year: Fiction

Shortlisted THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel

  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Winner THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel

  • Women’s Prize for Fiction

Longlisted CONSENT by Annabel Lyon
Longlisted SUMMER by Ali Smith

  • Orwell Book Prize For Political Writing – Non-Fiction

Longlisted WHY THE GERMANS DO IT BETTER by John Kampfner
Longlisted LABOURS OF LOVE by Madeleine Bunting

  • Orwell Book Prize – Fiction

Winner SUMMER by Ali Smith
Longlisted THE MERMAID OF BLACK CONCH by Monique Roffey

  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize- Biography

Winner A GHOST IN THE THROAT by Doireann Ni Ghriofa

  • International Dylan Thomas Prize for writers under 40

Shortlisted PEW by Catherine Lacey

  • Rathbones Folio Prize

Winner IN THE DREAM HOUSE by Carmen Maria Machado
Shortlisted A GHOST IN THE THROAT by Doireann Ni Ghriofa
Shortlisted THE MERMAID OF BLACK CONCH by Monique Roffey

  • McIlvanney Prize (Scottish Crime Book of the Year)

Longlisted THE CUT by Chris Brookmyre
Longlisted STILL LIFE by Val McDermid

  • Crime Writers Association – GOLD DAGGER

This award is for the best crime novel
Shortlisted CITY OF GHOSTS by Ben Creed
Shortlisted HOUSE OF CORRECTION by Nicci French

  • Crime Writers Association – JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD)

Shortlisted CITY OF GHOSTS by Ben Creed

  • CrimeFest – eDunnit Award

Shortlisted A PRIVATE CATHEDRAL by James Lee Burke
•             CrimeFest – LAST LAUGH AWARD
Winner SQUEEZE ME by Carl Hiaasen
Shortlisted BRYANT & MAY- ORANGES AND LEMONS by Christopher Fowler

  • Indie Book Awards – Childrens

Indie booksellers top books
Shortlisted THE VOYAGE OF THE SPARROWHAWK by Natasha Farrant

  • Dublin Literary Award

Longlisted SHADOWPLAY by Joseph O’Connor

  • The Business Book Awards- Start up/Scale up

Shortlisted OUT OF OFFICE by Fiona Thomas

  • The Business Book Awards- Sales & Marketing

Shortlisted HYPE YOURSELF by Lucy Werner

  • The Business Book Awards- Business Self-Development

Shortlisted LOVE YOUR IMPOSTER by Rita Clifton

  • The Business Book Awards- Business Journey

Shortlisted 65 ROSES AND A TRUNKI by Rob Law

  • The Business Book Awards- International Business Book

Shortlisted ATTENTION! by Rob Hatch

  • Branford Boase Award

Shortlisted WITCH by Finbar Hawkins

  • Lollies- Books for 6-8-year-olds

Shortlisted SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK by Kevin & Katie Tsang

  • Lollies- Books for Books for 9-13-year-olds

Shortlisted ZOMBIERELLA by Joseph Coelho