The Diverse Book Awards 2021
Created by The Author School. We want to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK during 2020, 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 2020 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.
Our 2020 Winners
Best Children's Book
The Star Outside My Window by Onjali Q. Rauf
(Orion Children’s Books)
Best Young Adult Book
Chinglish: An Almost Entirely True Story by Sue Cheung
Best Adult Book
This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik
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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 feature and virtual event with Back To Books, editorial content in Bad Form and Pen&Inc, the opportunity to be part of two author panel events - hosted by The Author School and the other with Simon & Schuster.
The Children's winner will have their book featured as part of World Book Day Book Club and a school visit organised by World of Diversity.
The YA winner will be part of Wigtown YA Literary Festival and a school visit organised by World of Diversity.
The Children's and YA winner will be featured on Tiny Revolution's website and included in their catalogue of books.
Our YA headline sponsor is Book Clubs In Schools and the YA winner will be part of the National Teen Book Club, a UK wide virtual book club for teens.
Book Clubs In Schools YA Headline Sponsor
Simon & Schuster
Back To Books
World Book Day UK
World of Diversity