Books  |  Jun 29, 2020

Best of luck to Curtis Brown and ICM nominees ahead of the British Book Awards

Wishing the very best of luck to all of the Curtis Brown and ICM authors shortlisted for The British Book Awards (a.k.a. the Nibbies), which take place virtually this afternoon. 

The prestigious awards, celebrating the commercial successes of authors, publishers, agents and booksellers in the industry, feature multiple Curtis Brown and ICM authors.

Nominated in the Fiction Book of the Year category are THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes, LIES LIES LIES by Adele Parks, and joint Booker Prize winners GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER by Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood’s THE TESTAMENTS. Margaret Atwood also received a double nomination in the Audiobook Book of the Year category for both THE HANDMAID’S TALE and THE TESTAMENTS.

Taffy Brodesser-Ackner’s FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE is shortlisted for Debut Book of the Year, whilst THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley features for Crime & Thriller Book of the Year.

Titles featured in the Non-Fiction: Narrative Book of the Year include THREE WOMEN by Lisa Taddeo, LADY IN WAITING by Lady Anne Glenconner and Adam Kay’s TWAS THE NIGHTSHIFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, whilst Philippa Perry’s THE BOOK YOU WISH YOUR PARENTS HAD READ is shortlisted for Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year.

In the Children’s Fiction Book of the Year category, Andy Griffith’s THE 117-STOREY TREEHOUSE has been shortlisted. With over 85 translation editions, the TREEHOUSE series has now sold 7 million copies worldwide.

In addition to our book category nominees, we are thrilled that Curtis Brown agent Karolina Sutton has been nominated for Literary Agent of the Year. Karolina broke literary award history in 2019, as the agent for joint Booker Prize winners GIRL, WOMAN OTHER and THE TESTAMENTS. 

We have everything crossed for our authors, and for Karolina. Good luck!