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The Diverse Book Awards 2023

Created by bestselling, award-winning author Abiola Bello and award-winning publicist Helen Lewis. We want to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK & Ireland both traditionally and self-published. We believe there's a need to showcase the talent of marginalised voices, so we came up with The Diverse Book Awards to open a space where the spotlight is on them. 

Free posters to display fantastic diverse books! Have a look!

Schools, libraries and hospitals can request free books. Submit here

In Conversation with the winners panel of The Diverse Book Awards 2023 on November 9th! Book here


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Our 2023 Winners

Best Picture Book

Dadaji's Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane (Andersen Press)

Best Children's Book

The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger by J.T. Williams, illustrated by Simone Douglas


Best Young Adult Book

When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando

(Simon & Schuster)

Best Adult Book 

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy by Marie-Claire Amuah



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