We couldn’t be prouder to announce that last night Gail was presented with yet another award, winning the Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards.
Gail was shortlisted for the award alongside the likes of Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes, Graham Norton and Robert Harris – all long established authors; but the debut came out on top.
If this wasn’t accolade enough, Eleanor Oliphant was last week announced the winner of the the Readers Choice Award at the Books Are My Bag Awards – the only book awards curated by bookshops and voted for by book lovers. There are no nominations, so readers can vote for any book that they feel is worthy of the prize.
She received high praise overseas as well last week, winning the “Premio Amo Questo Libro” (I Love This Book Prize) sponsored by major Italian booksellers, Giunti al Punto. Her book won in the Awards’ inaugural year.
Eleanor Oliphant won the Costa First Novel Award, the British Book Awards Book of the Year, and the Author’s Club Best First Novel, was short-listed for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize, the Desmond Elliot Award, and was long-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
To date, Eleanor Oliphant has sold over 1.5 million copies.
Huge congratulations to Gail. We can’t wait to see what’s next.