Submissions for this year’s Awards closed on Friday 21st July 2023.

The announcement of our first shortlists – four books per category across Children’s Fiction, Debut Fiction, Fiction and Non-Fiction – took place on 21st November 2023. You can read more about the shortlisted books here.

The 16 books were selected by judges from across the world of books. You can read more about them here.

The Category winners were announced on 30th January 2024 and, of those, one book will be selected as the overall winner – The Nero Gold Prize – by a final panel of judges on 14th March 2024.

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