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
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