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The Diverse Book Awards 2020

Created by The Author School. We want to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK during 2019, both traditionally and self-published. We believe there's a need to showcase the talent of marginalised voices, so we came up with The DBAwards to open a space where the spotlight is on them. 


UK based authors only. 

Authors and publishers can submit any children's, young adult or adult fiction book published in 2019 that features Black, Asian, Latin American and and/or inclusive main characters.

Publishers can submit up to five books. Authors can submit up to two books.

The 2020 Shortlist

The Diverse Book Awards Ceremony 2020

Winner announced 7pm October 22nd 2020. Now moved to an online event due to COVID. 

For more info please email hello@thediversebookawards.co.uk

For PR enquiries please email info@literallypr.com 

Official blogger is Tenelle Ottley-Matthew. 


The three winners from each category will receive a bundle of prizes including a trophy, a six-month PR and marketing membership of Literally PR’s ‘100 Club’, a This Is Book Love bookshop listing, editorial content in Pen & Inc, the opportunity to be part of an author panel event to be hosted by The Author School, and participation in Margate Bookie online festival program in November alongside Lewis and Bello. The Children's winner will have their book featured as part of World Book Day Book Club




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Literally PR,

Pen & Inc and

This is Book Love

World Book Day UK