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. The winning reading group is the North London Book Group for their video review of SJ Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep who will receive a set of iPads.
SJ Watson, bestselling novelist and this year’s National Book Awards Crime and Thriller of the Year winner, competition judge, said:“I was amazed at the high standard of the entries in the competition, and choosing a favourite was extremely difficult. Particular mention must go to the review from the Gateshead Library, which was extraordinary. In the end, though, my favourite entry was from the North London Book group, which was entertaining, extremely well made and I thought presented a balanced view of the book.”
Reading groups and book clubs were invited to make a video review of National Book Award shortlisted titles by Ian Rankin, CJ Samson, Robert Harris, Val McDermid, Martina Cole or SJ Watson. It didn’t have to be long – but it did need to entertain us.
Watch the winning entry:
We received a huge range of video reviews and would like to thank everyone who entered for their time, effort and creativity in putting their reviews together.