Awesome Book Awards 2022 Shortlist
Winner – The Beast and The Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips
Awesome Book Awards 2021 Shortlist
The Awesome Book Awards 2021 was held as a virtual event for the second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The winner of our 2021 award was Thomas Taylor, the author of the fantastic novel Malamander!
The world’s one and only book dispensary. A library will lend you the book you want, while a bookshop sells it for a price. In this place, however, it’s the book that chooses you.
– Thomas Taylor, Winner of The Awesome Book Awards 2021
Awesome Book Awards 2020 Shortlist
The Awesome Book Awards 2020 was held as a virtual event for the first time in the Awards history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 2020 winner, Adam Baron, author of Boy Under, was kind enough to send us a thank you message after the event!
Awesome Book Awards 2019 Shortlist
Winner – Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter
Reading is the best thing you can do for your brain but also your heart. It increases your empathy and caring and getting young people reading will really make a difference to their lives…I wanted to write a story that included all the pressures that children are growing up with. Social media can be a way to create and connect but also can bring real pressure and difficulty
– Tamsin Winter, Winner of The Awesome Book Awards 2019
Awesome Book Awards 2018 Shortlist
Winner – Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
Read as much as you can, and write as much as you can – anything and everything. Poetry, novels, short stories, non-fiction – whatever interests you.
Read it all and write it all, and don’t fear failure – you learn by trial and error until you’ve found your voice and the story you want to tell.
Awesome Book Awards 2017 Shortlist
Winner – Time Travelling with a Hamster, by Ross Welford
I was surprised and delighted to be shortlisted and even happier to have won. The shortlist was impressive. Writing can be a lonely job and awards like these are really important for us to hear from our readers what they thought and for us to meet fellow authors