The British Book Industry Awards Announced

The British Book Industry Awards, which celebrate the greatness of the British book trade and the people behind it – the best books, the best writers, the best bookshops, the best publishers - just announced it's winners.  There are multiple industry categories, so be sure to look into it further on the Bookseller site.  In the meantime, here are the winners for books of the year.

BOOKS OF THE YEAR, in association with Books Are My Bag

Début Fiction Book of the Year - The Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley, John Murray
Fiction Book of the Year - A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara, Picador
Non-fiction Book of the Year - Norwegian Wood, Lars Mytting, translated by Robert Ferguson, MacLehose Press
Children's Book of the Year - My Brother is a Superhero, David Solomons, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson, Nosy Crow
Book of the Year - The Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley, John Murray

Actress Julianna Margulies to Publish Children's Book

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

According to Publishers Weekly, award-winning actress Julianna Margulies will work with Random House Children's Books to publish her debut children's picture book. The story centers around three sisters whose father takes them to the zoo every week. They are given balloons that take them on magical nighttime journeys.

The story was originally told to Margulies and her sisters by their father, and advertising executive when they were children. After her father's death, a manuscript of the story was found, which is the basis for the picture book. Expected publication date is May 2016.