Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the publishing industry,’ The Specsavers National Book Awards showcases the best of British writing & publishing, whilst celebrating books with wide popular appeal, critical acclaim and commercial success. For a second year, the Awards event was a star-studded party at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, London. The awards were hosted by Lorraine Kelly and clips from the awards were shown on Daybreak on Wednesday 5 December, with Clare Balding as a guest showing off her trophy. The Awards also enjoyed a media partnership with Magic FM.
E.L. James is the public’s favourite as Fifty Shades of Grey wins the Specsavers Book of the Year vote
December 26th, 2012
The popular fiction title written by E L James has been named the Specsavers National Book of the Year for 2012. She was the overall winner of the public vote which comprised winners of all ten categories from the Specsavers National Book Awards. Fifty …
E.L. James, Hilary Mantel, Clare Balding and Miranda Hart make it a great night for women at The Specsavers National Book Awards.
December 4th, 2012
London, Tuesday 4th December—The winners of the Specsavers National Book Awards 2012, a celebration of the best of British publishing, were tonight revealed at a star-studded awards ceremony at London’s prestigious Mandarin Oriental. The public will no …
November 13th, 2012
The Nation’s favourite writers go head-to-head today 13/11/12 as the Specsavers National Book Awards shortlist, recognising the most popular books of the year, is announced. In a year that has seen books dominating headlines thanks to blockbuster title …
September 15th, 2012
HIGH street retailer Specsavers will replace Galaxy as the new headline sponsor of the National Book Awards.
June 28th, 2012
For the second year, the Awards event will be a star-studded party hosted at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, London. This year’s ceremony will be held on the evening of 4th December 2012.
January 16th, 2012
We are pleased to announce the winner of the National Book Awards video review competition that celebrated all the great crime and thriller novels on this year’s National Book Awards shortlist.
December 21st, 2011
The winner of the Galaxy Book of the Year Award 2011 is The Times columnist Caitlin Moran for her irreverent take on modern feminism, How To Be A Woman. She was the overall winner of the public vote which comprised winners of all eleven categories from the National Book Awards.