The Diverse Book Awards 2022
Created by award-winning author Abiola Bello and award-winning publicist Helen Lewis, co-founders of The Author School. We want to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK & Ireland during 2021, 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.
Now in our third year! CLOSED!
Over 100 entries for this years awards! Our hearts are so full. THANK YOU!
Please save these dates.
LONGLIST: 28th July
SHORTLIST: 20th September
IN PERSON AWARDS: 20th October
More details to come!
Our 2021 Winners
Best Children's Book
Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah
(Scholastic Children’s Books)
Best Young Adult Book
Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann
(Penguin Random House Children's)
Best Adult Book
A More Perfect Union by Tammye Huf
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Official blogger is Samia Aziz @readwithsamia
The three winners from each category will receive a bundle of prizes including a trophy, VIP ticket to all author marketing workshops for the year hosted by Literally PR’s ‘100 Club’, editorial content in Pen&Inc and the opportunity to be part of the winners panel hosted by The Author School. That Playlist Book Box will have a limited edition winners book box.
The YA and Children's winner will have a dedicated page on Peters website, and a book signing at Wonderland Bookshop.
The Children's winner will be part of an online panel hosted by Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, featured as a World Book Day UK Book Club pick and be part of Big Wig Children's Festival at the Wigtown Book Festival.
The YA winner will be part of the National Teen Book Club, a UK wide virtual book club for teens and Wigtown YA at the Wigtown Book Festival.
The Adult winner will do a book signing at Pages of Hackney bookshop.
Peters Children's Headline
Book Clubs In Schools YA Headline
Madeleine Milburn Literacy Agency
World of Diversity
Pen & Inc
Pages of Hackney Bookshop
World Book Day UK
Book Brilliance Publishing
That Playlist Book Box