Sunday, April 5, 2009

Obama Wins Book Award

During the week President Barack Obama paid his first official visit to the UK for the G20 summit, he left with an extra accolade: a Galaxy British Book Award for the best biography of the year for Dreams From My Father.

Other winners include:

  • Book of the Year - The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
  • Outstanding Achievement - Michael Palin
  • Best Read - When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson
  • Author of the Year - Aravind Adiga for The White Tiger
  • Crime Thriller - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Popular Fiction - Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
  • New Writer - Tom Rob Smith for Child 44
  • Children's Book - Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

1 comment:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Good to know he vanquished the vampires for the Galaxy!