We are happy to announce that Nosy Crow has won Independent Publisher of the Year and My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic Books) has won Fiction: Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2020 British Book Awards!
Nosy Crow's energy and dedication is admired by authors, illustrators, agents, bookshops and publishing partners alike. The judges applauded Nosy Crow's imaginative marketing, which includes some of the best branding in publishing, and its efforts to promote literacy and diversity. "Everything Nosy Crow does is really well thought through and brilliantly executed," they said.
Oyinkan Braithwaite's comic writing and new approach to the crime and thriller genre ensured her first novel stood out in a crowded market. With a fascinating protagonist who is a brazen murderer but never gets caught, and no "whodunit" element, it is the story of one sister blindly protecting another because, as the tagline reads, "blood is thicker than water". The judges felt that the book expanded the horizons of crime fiction.
The rest of the winners and more information can be found here.