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Nibbie News

The winners of the 2009 Galaxy British Book Awards, aka the Nibbies, were announced recently:

Galaxy Book of the Yearand Popular Nonfiction Award:  The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

Richard & Judy Best Read:  When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

Author of the Year:  Aravind Adiga for The White Tiger

Biography of the Year:  Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Crime Thriller of the Year:  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

Popular Fiction Award:  Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks

New Writer of the Year:  Tom Rob Smith for Child 44

Children's Book of the Year:  Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

The BBC reported that the author of the winning biography "was unable to collect his trophy - owing to more pressing commitments at the NATO summit".  Congratulations to all the winners!