2013 Specsavers National Book Award winners

The 2013 Specsavers National Book Award winners were announced, earlier this week,  at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year:
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris (Cornerstone)

Other nominees:
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding (Jonathan Cape)
Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French (Michael Joseph); Solo, by William Boyd (Jonathan Cape)
The State We’re In by Adele Parks (Headline Review)
The White Princess by Philippa Gregory (Simon & Schuster)

Crime & Thriller Book of the Year:
The Carrier, by Sophie Hannah (Hodder)

Other nominees:
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty (Faber & Faber)
Dead Man’s Time by Peter James (Macmillan)
Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver (Penguin)
Never Go Back by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling (Sphere)

International Author of the Year:
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (Orion)

Other nominees:
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury)
Inferno by Dan Brown (Bantam Press)
he Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Doubleday)

Waterstones UK Author of the Year:
Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson (Transworld)

Other nominees:
Harvest by Jim Crace (Picador)
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell (Tinder Press)
The Crane Wife, by Patrick Ness (Canongate)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Headline)
The Quarry, by Iain Banks (Little, Brown)

Other winners:
Autobiography/Biography of the Year: David Jason: My Life by David Jason (Century)
Food & Drink Book of the Year: Eat by Nigel Slater (HarperCollins)
Magic FM Non-fiction Book of the Year: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb (Orion)
National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year: Demon Dentist by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
Audible.co.uk Audiobook of the Year: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Headline)
Books Are My Bag New Writer of the Year: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann (Picador)

Hat tip to Shotsmag.