The Specsavers National Book Awards 2018 shortlists

We are pleased to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2018 Specsavers National Book Awards!

Popular Fiction:

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Autobiography / Biography:

To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine

Popular Non-Fiction:

Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

UK Author:

Melmoth by Sarah Perry
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

International Author:

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Specsavers National Book Awards are designed to celebrate the best and most popular books of the year. They will be held in 2018 on Tuesday 20 November and presented by Zoe Ball.

The entire shortlist and more information can be found on here.


by Sarah Perry

From the author of the bestselling The Essex Serpent comes a darkly inventive and deeply moving novel that speaks urgently to our times.

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Women and Power

by Mary Beard

Mary Beard's feminist manifesto.

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To Throw Away Unopened

by Viv Albertine

Brave, intimate, and deeply confessional, this is the long-awaited follow-up to Viv Albertine's sensational bestselling memoir.

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Normal People

by Sally Rooney

2018 Costa Novel Award winner and longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize: The feverishly anticipated second novel from the young author of 2017's most acclaimed debut Conversations with Friends.

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