Two wins for Penguin Random House authors at the Parliamentary Book Awards
It was a successful evening for Penguin Random House at the Parliamentary Book Awards last night, with Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman winning two out of the three categories. Nick Clegg was awarded Best Fiction by a Parliamentarian for his book How to Stop Brexit (Bodley Head) and Harriet Harman won Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian for A Woman’s Work (Allen Lane). Brendan Cox, the widower of the late MP Jo Cox, was also honoured at the ceremony, winning Best Political Book by a Non-Parliamentarian for Jo Cox: More in Common (Two Roads).
Four other Penguin Random House books were shortlisted for the awards, including Chris Patten’s First Confession (Allen Lane) and Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth by Jess Phillips nominated for Best Memoir. Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis and John O’Farrell’s Things Can Only Get Worse? were both shortlisted for Best Political Book by a Non-Parliamentarian.
Launched by the Booksellers Association (BA) and the Publishers Association (PA) two years ago, the awards aim to celebrate the best of political writing and the long-standing link between books, politics and publishing. UK bookshops vote for the shortlist, with 116 parliamentarians voting on the winner in each category.
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