Thursday, March 12, 2009

Galaxy British Book Awards

I love British newspaper headlines. They are an art form - and they are often hilarious. So that's what drew me first to this one:
"Obama battles vampires for Galaxy prize"
Brilliant! And actually it was in the Guardian (to read the article click here) when they reported the finalists for this year's Galaxy British Book Awards (the Nibbies). And yes, Obama is really up against Stephenie Meyer!

Author of the Year

* The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
* Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
* The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
* Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
* The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
* The Road Home by Rose Tremain

Meyer (for Breaking Dawn) is also going head to head against JK Rowling (The Tales of Beadle the Bard) for the children's book of the year award. Not the best book either author has written in my opinion.

Children's Book of the Year

* The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
* Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
* Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
* Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
* Horrid Henry Robs the Bank by Francesca Simon
* Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey

This will be interesting.


prophecygirl said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Meyer!

Megan Kurashige said...

If Meyer beats out the likes of Aravind Adiga, I shall be very sad.

However, the Guardian is one of my very favourite papers in the world, the other being the NY Times.