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The Whitbread Book Awards are among the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary awards. The awards are named after and funded by Whitbread plc, a leading British leisure company. Whitbread & Co Ltd was the name of a brewery company founded in London by Samuel Whitbread. ...


The awards, launched in 1971, are given both for high literary merit but also for works that are enjoyable reading and whose aim is to convey the enjoyment of reading to the widest possible audience. As such they are a more populist literary prize than the Booker Prize. One of the main events in the British literary calendar, they are sometimes announced as if they are the first of the year's literary prizes, whereas they are actually the last. 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in...

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The Process

Currently each year winners are chosen by five separate judging pannels picking from different shortlists in five different categories


The categories are:

  • Best novel
  • Best first novel
  • Children's
  • Poetry
  • Biography

Each category winner receives £5000. One of the category winners is selected as the "Book of the Year" and given a further £25 000. The overall Whitbread book of the year is chosen by a judging panel that comprises five judges from the previous category round and four new ones.


The category winners do not have to be British but must be resident in the UK for at least six months of the year.


Book of the Year Award Winners

2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrea Levy is a British author, born in 1956. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Haddon (born 1962) is a novelist, who was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford. ... The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (ISBN 0099450259) is a novel by Mark Haddon. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Claire Tomalin (born 1933) is an English biographer and journalist. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Philip Pullman Philip Pullman, (born October 19, 1946) is an English writer, educated at Exeter College, Oxford, who is the bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy of fantasy novels and a number of other books, purportedly for children, but attracting increasing attention by adult readers. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Matthew Kneale (born 1960) is a British writer, best known for his 2000 novel English Passengers, which won the prestigious Whitbread Book Award and was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Seamus Heaney (b. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Edward James Hughes, referred to normally as Ted Hughes (August 17, 1930 – October 28, 1998) was an English poet and childrens writer. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward James Hughes, referred to normally as Ted Hughes (August 17, 1930 – October 28, 1998) was an English poet and childrens writer. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Seamus Heaney (b. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charlotte Atkinson (1951- ) was born in York and studied English Literature at Dundee University gaining her Masters Degree in 1974. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... William Trevor (born 24 May 1928) CBE, is a short story writer, novelist and playwright. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicholas Mosley, 3rd Baron Ravensdale (born June 25, 1923) is a British novelist. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See Christopher Nolan for the British film director of Memento Christopher Nolan is also the name of an award-winning Irish author (born in Dublin, 1965). ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kazuo Ishiguro (born November 8, 1954) is a Japanese-born British author. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, OBE, (born October 23, 1942) is a Scottish poet, academic and critic. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other people named John Fuller, see Fuller (disambiguation). ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce Charles Chatwin (May 13, 1940 - January 8, 1989) was a British novelist and travel writer. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Boyd is the name of four notable people: William Boyd (writer) William Boyd (actor), better known as Hopalong Cassidy William Boyd (bassist) William C. Boyd, the US immunologist See also: Billy Boyd This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... David Lodge (born January 28, 1935 at London, England) is a British author. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

Complete Winners and Nominees

2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982 - 1981 - 1980 - 1979 - 1978 - 1977 - 1976 - 1975 - 1974 - 1973 - 1972 - 1971 Dates Thursday 6 January 2005 - Award winners announced in all five categories Tuesday 25 January 2005 - Announcement of the Whitbread Book of the Year Book of the Year TBA Childrens Book Winner: TBA Shortlist: Anne Cassidy, Looking for JJ Geraldine McCaughrean, Not the End of the World Meg Rosoff... Book of the Year Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Childrens Book Winner: David Almond, The Fire-Eaters Shortlist: Catherine Fisher, The Oracle Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful Jeanne Willis, Naked Without a Hat First Novel Winner: DBC Pierre, Vernon God Little Shortlist: Anne... Book of the Year Claire Tomalin, Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self Childrens Book Winner: Hilary McKay, Saffy’s Angel Shortlist: Julie Bertagna, Exodus Celia Rees, Sorceress Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines First Novel Winner: Norman Lebrecht, The Song of Names Shortlist: Neil Astley, The End of My Tether Tariq Goddard... The 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year Awards was the first year that a book in the childrens category was chosen as book of the year. ... Book of the Year Matthew Kneale, English Passengers Childrens Book Winner: Jamila Gavin, Coram Boy Shortlist: David Almond, Heaven Eyes Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Seeing Stone Adele Geras, Troy First Novel Winner: Zadie Smith, White Teeth Shortlist: Michel Faber, Under The Skin Jo-Ann Goodwin, Danny Boy Laura Hird... Book of the Year Seamus Heaney, Beowulf Childrens Book Winner: J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Shortlist: Carol Ann Duffy, Meeting Midnight Michael Morpurgo, Kensuke’s Kingdom Jacqueline Wilson, The Illustrated Mum First Novel Winner: Tim Lott, White City Blue Shortlist: Suzanne Cleminshaw, The Great... Book of the Year Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters Childrens Book Winner: David Almond, Skellig Shortlist: Robert Swindells, Abomination J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets James Riordan, Sweet Clarinet First Novel Winner: Giles Foden, The Last King of Scotland Shortlist: Gavin Kramer, Shopping Magnus Mills, The... Book of the Year Ted Hughes, Tales from Ovid Childrens Book Winner: Andrew Norriss, Aquila Shortlist: Alan Temperley, Harry and the Wrinklies Sharon Creech, Chasing Redbird Melvin Burgess, Junk First Novel Winner: Pauline Melville, The Ventriloquist’s Tale Shortlist: Anne Haverty, One Day as a Tiger Mick Jackson, The... Book of the Year Seamus Heaney, The Spirit Level Childrens Book Winner: Anne Fine, The Tulip Touch Shortlist: Russell Hoban, The Trokeville Way Geraldine McCaughrean, Plundering Paradise Philip Pullman, Clockwork or All Wound Up First Novel Winner: John Lanchester, The Debt to Pleasure Shortlist: Seamus Deane, Reading In the... Book of the Year Kate Atkinson, Behind the Scenes at the Museum Childrens Book Winner: Michael Morpurgo, The Wreck of the Zanzibar Shortlist: Elizabeth Arnold, The Parsley Parcel Philip Ridley, Kasper in the Glitter First Novel Winner: Kate Atkinson, Behind the Scenes at the Museum Shortlist: Stephen Blanchard, Gagarin... Book of the Year William Trevor, Felicias Journey Childrens Book Winner: Geraldine McCaughrean, Gold Dust First Novel Winner: Fred DAguiar, The Longest Memory Novel Winner: William Trevor, Felicias Journey Biography Winners: Brenda Maddox, D H Lawrence: The Married Man Poetry Winners: James Fenton, Out of Danger... Book of the Year Joan Brady, Theory of War Childrens Book Winner: Anne Fine, Flour Babies First Novel Winner: Rachel Cusk, Saving Agnes Novel Winner: Joan Brady, Theory of War Biography Winners: Andrew Motion, Philip Larkin: A Writer’s Life Poetry Winners: Carol Ann Duffy, Mean Time Other Whitbread... Book of the Year Jeff Torrington, Swing Hammer Swing! Childrens Book Winner: Gillian Cross, The Great Elephant Chase First Novel Winner: Jeff Torrington, Swing Hammer Swing! Novel Winner: Alasdair Gray, Poor Things Biography Winners: Victoria Glendinning, Trollope Poetry Winners: Tony Harrison, The Gaze of the Gorgon Other Whitbread Awards... Book of the Year John Richardson, A Life of Picasso Childrens Book Winner: Diana Hendry, Harvey Angell First Novel Winner: Gordon Burn, Alma Cogan Novel Winner: Jane Gardam, The Queen of the Tambourine Biography Winners: John Richardson, A Life of Picasso Poetry Winners: Michael Longley, Gorse Fires Other Whitbread... Book of the Year Nicholas Mosley, Hopeful Monsters Childrens Book Winner: Peter Dickinson, AK First Novel Winner: James Hamilton-Paterson, The Buddha of Suburbia Novel Winner: Nicholas Mosley, Hopeful Monsters Biography Winners: Ann Thwaite, AA Milne: His Life Poetry Winners: Paul Durcan, Daddy, Daddy Other Whitbread Awards Main Page... Book of the Year Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Early Visions Childrens Book Winner: Hugh Scott, Why Weeps the Brogan? First Novel Winner: James Hamilton-Paterson, Gerontius Novel Winner: Lindsay Clarke, The Chymical Wedding Biography Winners: Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Early Visions Poetry Winners: Michael Donaghy, Shibboleth Other Whitbread Awards Main Page... Book of the Year Paul Sayer, The Comforts of Madness Childrens Book Winner: Judy Allen, Awaiting Developments First Novel Winner: Paul Sayer, The Comforts of Madness Novel Winner: Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses Biography Winners: A N Wilson, Tolstoy Poetry Winners: Peter Porter, The Automatic Oracle Other Whitbread Awards... Book of the Year Christopher Nolan, Under the Eye of the Clock Childrens Book Winner: Geraldine McCaughrean, A Little Lower than the Angels First Novel Winner: Francis Wyndham, The Other Garden Novel Winner: Ian McEwan, The Child in Time Biography Winners: Christopher Nolan, Under the Eye of the Clock... Book of the Year Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World Childrens Book Winner: Andrew Taylor, The Coal House First Novel Winner: Jim Crace, Continent Novel Winner: Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World Biography Winners: Richard Mabey, Gilbert White Poetry Winners: Peter Reading, Stet Other Whitbread... Book of the Year Douglas Dunn, Elegies Childrens Book Winner: Janni Howker, The Nature of the Beast First Novel Winner: Jeanette Winterson, Oranges are not the only Fruit Novel Winner: Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor Biography Winners: Ben Pimlott, Hugh Dalton Poetry Winners: Douglas Dunn, Elegies Other Whitbread Awards Main Page... Childrens Book Winner: Barbara Willard, The Queen of the Pharisees Children First Novel Winner: James Buchan, A Parish of Rich Women Novel Winner: Christopher Hope, Krugers Alp Biography Winners: Peter Ackroyd, T S Eliot Short Story Winners: Diane Rowe, Tomorrow is our Permanent Address Other Whitbread Awards Main... Childrens Book Winner: Roald Dahl, The Witches First Novel Winner: John Fuller, Flying to Nowhere Novel Winner: William Trevor, Fools of Fortune Biography Winners: Victoria Glendinning, Vita Kenneth Rose, King George V Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993... Childrens Book Winner: W J Corbett, The Song of Pentecost First Novel Winner: Bruce Chatwin, On the Black Hill Novel Winner: John Wain, Young Shoulders Biography Winner: Edward Crankshaw, Bismarck Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991... Childrens Book Winner: Jane Gardam, The Hollow Land First Novel Winner: William Boyd, A Good Man in Africa Novel Winner: Patrick Neate, Silvers City Biography Winner: Nigel Hamilton, Monty: The Making of a General Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996... Book of the Year David Lodge, How Far Can You Go? Childrens Book Winner: Leon Garfield, John Diamond Novel Winner: David Lodge, How Far Can You Go? Biography Winner: David Newsome, On the Edge of Paradise: A C Benson the Diarist Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002... Childrens Book Winner: Peter Dickinson, Tulku Novel Winner: Jennifer Johnston, The Old Jest Autobiography Winner: Penelope Mortimer, About Time Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982 - 1981 - 1980... Childrens Book Winner: Philippa Pearce, The Battle of Bubble & Squeak Novel Winner: Paul Theroux, Picture Palace Biography Winner: John Grigg, Lloyd George: The Peoples Champion Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987... Childrens Book Winner: Shelagh Macdonald, No End to Yesterday Novel Winner: Beryl Bainbridge, Injury Time Biography Winner: Nigel Nicolson, Mary Curzon Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982... Childrens Book Winner: Penelope Lively, A Stitch in Time Novel Winner: Wiliam Trevor, The Children of Dynmouth Biography Winner: Winifred Gerin, Elizabeth Gaskell Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984... First Book Winner: Ruth Spalding, The Improbable Puritan: A Life of Bulstrode Whitelock Novel Winner: William McIlvanney, Docherty Autobiography Winner: Helen Corke, In Our Infancy Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985... Childrens Book Winner: Russell Hoban & Quentin Blake, How Tom Beat Captain Najork & His Hired Sportsmen First Book Winner: Claire Tomalin, The Life And Death of Mary Wollstonecraft Novel Winner: Iris Murdoch, The Sacred & Profane Love Machine Biography Winner: Andrew Boyle, Poor Dear Brendan Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004... Childrens Book Winner: Alan Aldridge & William Plomer, The Butterfly Ball & The Grasshoppers Feast Novel Winner: Shiva Naipaul, The Chip Chip Gatherers Biography Winner: John Wilson, CB: A Life of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995... Childrens Book Winner: Rumer Godden, The Didakoi Novel Winner: Susan Hill, The Bird of Night Biography Winner: James Pope-Hennessey, Trollope Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982... Novel Winner: Glenda Charles, The Destiny Waltz Biography Winner: Michael Meyer, Henrik Ibsen Poetry Winner: Mercian Hymns, Geoffrey Hill Other Whitbread Awards Main Page - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982 - 1981 - 1980 - 1979...


External link

  • Whitbread Book Awards official web site
  • Most honored Whitbread Book Award shortlist books

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The four Whitbread Awards are Poetry, Biography, First Novel and Novel, and are each chosen by a three-member judging panel.
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