Specsavers National Book Awards Winners 2012

Winners of tonight’s Specsavers National Book Awards 2012 – “a celebration of the best of British publishing” – were (crime fiction-related in italics):

  • Autobiography/Biography of the Year – My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding (Viking Adult)
  • Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year – Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (Arrow)
  • Crime Book of the Year available on iBookstore – A Wanted Man by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Ian Rankin
  • WHSmith Food & Drink Book of the Year – The Hairy Dieters by Si King & Dave Myers (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
  • International Author of the Year in partnership with Google Play™ – The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Headline Review)
  • Magic FM Non-fiction Book of the Year – Is It Just Me by Miranda Hart (Hodder and Stoughton)
  • Waterstones UK Author of the Year – Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel (4th Estate)
  • National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year – Ratburger by David Walliams (HarperCollins Children’s)
  • Audible.co.uk Audiobook of the Year – The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend, read by Caroline Quentin (Whole Story Audiobooks)
  • New Writer of the Year – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday).