Books by Meg Mason and Elizabeth Day are among the shortlisted for this year’s £1,000 Blogger’s Book Prize.
The award is organized by NB Magazine and celebrates “the fundamental relationship between the book industry and book bloggers who champion literature and share their wonderful recommendations with millions of readers across the country.”
Publishers were encouraged to submit fiction books published in 2021 with a focus on inclusive and addictive books that sparked discussion in book clubs. A group of book bloggers reviewed all submissions to narrow them down to a shortlist of six and each competing book will be represented by an individual blogger. These six bloggers will defend their titles, encouraging social engagement and conversation through a social media campaign, before the public gets a chance to vote for their favorite book.
The shortlisted books and their blogger will be presented to an independent judging panel of industry professionals and well-established book bloggers, who will evaluate each title, taking into account each title’s public vote and social media campaign. The winner will be announced on the 28thand April.
Mason is on the shortlist with his debut sorrow and happiness (Weidenfeld and Nicolson), a story about family, motherhood, mental illness, and the disorder and tragedy that defines any kind of love. He will be defended by Freya Dawson (@freyadreviews).