Each year, an expert panel of judges choose which books from the past 12 months they would most want to recommend to others for their quality writing and readability. From a shortlist of 16 unputdownable books, a winner is named in each of the following four categories: Children’s Fiction, Debut Fiction, Fiction and Non-Fiction. An overall winner, given the Nero Gold Prize for the “Book of the Year”, is also named.
Established as a not-for-profit organisation, the Nero Book Awards are run by the independent, family-owned coffee house group, Caffè Nero in partnership with The Booksellers Association, Brunel University London and Right To Dream.
Inaugural winners (2023):
- Adult fiction winner: The Bee Sting by Paul Murray
- Adult debut fiction winner: Close to Home by Michael Magee
The Book of the Year will be announced 14th March 2024.
For more information about the award visit the Nero Book Awards website.