IBW Book Award

**The Independent Bookshop Week Book Award shortlists for 2019 will be announced in May** 


IBW Book Award 2018
As voted for by independent bookshops and judged by a panel of authors, booksellers and journalists, the three winners of the IBW Book Award 2018 were:
- Adult category - A Gentleman in Moscow (Windmill) by Amor Towles

- Children's category - Where the World Ends (Usborne) by Geraldine McCaughrean 
- Children's Picture Book category - Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth (Walker Books) by Nicola Davies and illustrator, Emily Sutton

The 2018 shortlists: 


  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
    The Secret Life of Cows – Rosamund Young
    This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay
    Life in the Garden – Penelope Lively
    A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles 
    I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell
    Birdcage Walk – Helen Dunmore
    Elmet – Fiona Mozley
    Midwinter Break – Bernard MacLaverty
    How Not to Be a Boy – Robert Webb



The Explorer – Katherine Rundell
Things a Bright Girl Can Do – Sally Nicholls
Letters from the Lighthouse – Emma Carroll
Sky Song – Abi Elphinstone
A Skinful of Shadows – Frances Hardinge
The 91-Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths & illustrated by Terry Denton
We Come Apart – Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan
The 1000 Year Old Boy – Ross Welford
Nevermoor – Jessica Townsend
Release – Patrick Ness
A Spoonful of Murder – Robin Stevens
The Bolds on Holiday – Julian Clary & illustrated by David Roberts
Where the World Ends – Geraldine McCaughrean


Fantastically Great Women who Made History – Kate Pankhurst
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth – Nicola Davies & illustrated by Emily Sutton
You Choose in Space – Pippa Goodhart & illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Grandad’s Secret Giant – David Litchfield
Katinka’s Tail – Judith Kerr
The Squirrels Who Squabbled – Rachel Bright & illustrated by Jim Field
I Love You, Stick Insect – Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
The Everywhere Bear – Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
The Grotlyn – Benji Davies
Kevin – Rob Biddulph
What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday – Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Lydia Monks
Superbat – Matt Carr


Adult category:
2018: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
2017: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
2016: The Green Road by Anne Enright 
2015: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters 
2014: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
2013: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
2012: Why Be Happy When you Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
2011: The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
2010: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
2009: The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
2008: Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
2007: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

Children’s Fiction category:
2018: Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean 
2017: A Poem for Every Night of the Year by Allie Esiri
2016: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
2015: An Island of Our Own by Sally Nicholls 
2014: Flora & Ulysses by Kate Di Camillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell
2013: Wonder by RJ Palacio
2012: One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson
2011: Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer
2010: Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo
2009: Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
2008: The Sleepwalker by Robert Muchamore
2007: Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo

Children’s Picture Book category:
2018:  Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies and illustrator, Emily Sutton
2017: Tidy by Emily Gravett
2016: Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily MacKenzie
2015: A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino
2014: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Mark Hearld