Childrens Books

Guardian Children’s Fiction award 2014

The Dark Wild

Piers Torday has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction award 2014 with The Dark Wild; Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong.

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2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

French Economist Thomas Piketty has won the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award with Capital in the Twenty-First Century; an exploration in to the main drivers of economic inequality. Using data from twenty countries spanning three centuries, he provides predictive insights for the economic future.

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2014 Goldsmith Prize

How to be Both

Ali Smith has won the 2014 Goldsmith Prize with How to be Both; an original work that entwines the tale of a grieving modern-day teenager with a mysterious Italian Renaissance artist

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Book Awards

Winners and runners-up of prestigious awards recognised by the books industry.

National Book Awards 2014 Winners

Costa Book Awards

National Book Awards 2014 Shortlist

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

"In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they’re the birdwatchers’ dark grail.".

When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, Helen becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge.

Destined to be a classic of nature writing, H is for Hawk is a record of a spiritual journey. It's a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to try to reconcile death with life and love.


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Man Booker Prize Winner 2014

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Australian novelist Richard Flanagan has won the Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North, called "a remarkable love story as well as a story about human suffering and comradeship" by the chair of judges.

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The Man Booker Prize 2014: The Longlist

The Booktrust Best Book Awards: The Winners

The Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2014: The Shorlist

Winner--Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride has just scooped this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. The chair of judges said: "An amazing and ambitious first novel that impressed the judges with its inventiveness and energy. This is an extraordinary new voice--this novel will move and astonish the reader."

McBride's novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. To read A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn't always comfortable--but it is always a revelation.


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Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction: The Shortlist