Mar 17, 2023
You Don't Know What War Is shortlisted for Book Of The Year in Children’s Non-fiction at The Nibbies
You Don’t Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl From Ukraine by Yeva Skalietska and published by Bloomsbury Publishing has been shortlisted for the Children’s Non-fiction Book Of The Year at The British Book Awards.
The British Book Awards – aka The Nibbies – are the UK publishing industry’s leading awards, and this year’s ceremony will take place on 15th May. The 12 Book of the Year winners will be decided by separate panels, with judges including Channel 4 News lead anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy; broadcaster and author Anita Rani; broadcaster and radio host Vick Hope, and Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho.
Alice O’Keeffe, books editor of The Bookseller and overall chair of the Books of the Year, says: "This year’s fiction shortlists run the gamut from fresh new voices, with a pleasing number of debuts from older writers to big brand authors of many years standing with an established readership still going strong. It’s the second year for our Discover category, showcasing books from traditionally underrepresented writers, which is even broader in scope, with memoir, essay and poetry alongside new fiction. In non-fiction this year, moving true-life stories are particularly prominent, a reminder of the power of reading to help us make sense of the world."