The Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.
The winner of the 2022 prize was The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka.
Women's Prize for Fiction
The Women's Prize for fiction is an annual award, it celebrates the very best fiction written by women throughout the world.
The winner of the 2022 prize was Ruth Ozeki's book The book of form and emptiness.
Books on Prescription
Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.
These books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing a variety of common mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. They are endorsed by health professionals and can all be found in all our libraries.
A list of available titles can be found here
Old Peculier crime novel of the year
Quick Reads are a series of short books by bestselling authors and celebrities. With no more than 128 pages, they are designed to encourage adults who do not read often, or find reading tough, to discover the joy of books .
Browse our Quick Reads via our catalogue today
Awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. The winner for 2022 was: October, October by Katya Balen
Established in 1955 this prize is awarded annually for distinguished illustration in a book for children. The winner for 2022 was: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.