Welcome to the Nero Book Awards.

Celebrating outstanding writing by great authors living in the UK and Ireland, these awards list the best books of the year.

Each year, our expert panel of judges will choose which books from the past 12 months they would most want to recommend to others for their quality writing and readability. From a shortlist of 16 unputdownable books, a winner will be named in each of the following four categories: Children’s Fiction, Debut Fiction, Fiction and Non-Fiction. An overall winner, given the Nero Gold Prize for the “Book of the Year”, will also be named.

However you take your coffee, whatever your taste in books, there will be something here for you – whether that’s discovering fantastic new writing by great authors, or hearing about the craft that goes into writing a great book, straight from the author’s mouth.

To hear the latest news, follow us on social media @nerobookawards, or look out for the Nero Book Awards badge on book covers when you’re browsing in a bookshop, a library or online, and know that this is a book that comes highly recommended by others for its outstanding writing and readability.