Alice Oseman, Katherine Rundell and Richard E. Grant triumph at the British Book Awards 2023
The British Book Awards ceremony, held at Grosvenor House London, saw Alice Oseman, creator of the bestselling Heartstopper graphic novels, being awarded the Illustrator of the Year award. Alice was praised for building a community of devoted fans and celebrating diverse voices for a younger audience. Katherine Rundell won the Non-Fiction Narrative category for her book Super-Infinite (Faber), which was praised as "one of the best cradle-to-grave biographies" the judges had read. Beloved actor Richard E. Grant also won for his memoir A Pocketful of Happiness (Simon & Schuster) in the Audiobook of the Year: Non-Fiction category, and the book was hailed for its polite vulnerability, emotional narrative, and smart production choices.
The British Book Awards celebrate the authors and illustrators who have stirred our hearts and imaginations and the industry behind the scenes who have brought them to readers. The judges opted to reward exceptional and compelling narratives expertly brought to market, with the book trade lauded for its commitment to promoting all types of reading for all types of readers.
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