Galaxy National Book Awards 2011
Books from Ebury and Transworld triumphed at The 2011 Galaxy National Book Awards on Friday:
- More4 Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year: How To Be A Woman, Caitlin Moran (Ebury)
- Food & Drink Book of the Year: The Good Cook, Simon Hopkinson (BBC Books)
- Crime & Thriller of the Year: Before I Go To Sleep, S J Watson (Doubleday)
Reacting to winning More4 Popular Non-Fiction Book Of The Year with How To Be A Woman, The Times' columnist Caitlin Moran, said: "Brian Cox may have the Wonders of the Universe to play with - but I had the contents of my bra and pants and, ultimately, they were obviously the more mysterious and awesome. I'm thrilled that I've beaten off Cox to win this prize. Also, winning appears to make me look thinner."
The Good Cook is the result of 40 years of experience based on Simon Hopkinson's belief that a good cook loves eating as much as cooking. Structured around Simon's passion for good ingredients (Anchovy and Aubergine, Cheese and Wine, Smoked and Salted Fish, Ham, Bacon and A Little Pig) and written with Simon's trademark perfectionism and precision, this is a book that you will cherish for life.
One of the night's biggest surprises came for this year's CWA New Blood Dagger winner, S J Watson, who held off crime fiction heavyweights Martina Cole, Ian Rankin. Val McDermid, Robert Harris, C J Sansom to win the Crime & Thriller of the Year with his chilling debut Before I Go To Sleep. Already a bestseller in hardback and now optioned by Ridley Scott for cinematic adaptation, the industry predicts huge success for this intriguingly original novel in paperback in the New Year.
These three outstanding titles are now in the running to be voted Book of the Year and you can VOTE HERE for your favourite.
A series of TV programmes on More4 starts on Sunday, November 13th and voting for Book of the Year closes on December 20th.