J.K. Rowling short-listed for ‘UK Author of the Year’

According to the National Book Awards website, the Specsavers National Book Awards will be held in the UK next month as writers from all different genres go head-to-head in a variety of categories, and J.K. Rowling has been nominated for UK Author of the Year for The Casual Vacancy.

Below are the listed authors for UK Author of the Year Sponsored by Waterstones:

  • Capital by John Lanchester (Faber and Faber)
  • Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (Faber and Faber)
  • Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel (4th Estate)
  • The Casual Vacany by J. K. Rowling (Little, Brown)
  • NW by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson (Vintage)

TV host Lorraine Kelly will host a star-studded awards ceremony at London’s glamorous Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Tuesday, December 4. Highlights from the awards will be shown in Lorraine’s ITV1 show on Wednesday, December 5.

Good Luck Jo!

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