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Becoming, Slay in Your Lane up for British Book Awards

BRITISH BOOK AWARDS: Michelle Obama's memoir has been shortlisted

BECOMING, SLAY in Your Lane and Children of Blood and Bone are all among the books shortlisted for a British Book Award.

Michelle Obama’s memoir has been selected in both the non fiction: narrative and audiobook of the year categories, British authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené’s debut is up for the non fiction: lifestyle award and Tomi Adeyemi’s fantasy novel is among those listed on the shortlist for the British Book Awards’ children’s fiction book of the year award.

Reacting to the news on Twitter, Adegoke said: “Slay in Your Lane is up for a British Book Award – “the Oscars of the book world” and we are very proud!”

She added: “Thank you to everyone that continues to support us and this work. It will never not mean the world to us.”

Because Obama, Adegoke and Uviebinené and Adeyemi are all listed in separate categories, there’s a chance that they could each walk away with an award on the night.

The women behind the publicity campaign for Obama’s Becoming have also been shortlisted for an award in recognition of their work to promote the former first lady’s book. Amelia Fairney and Poppy North have been named in the publicity campaign of the year award.

The full shortlist for the Nibbies, as the awards are known, was announced today (March 22).

Each of the eight book of the year categories are comprised of a shortlist of six writers.

The Nibbies are the leading UK’s leading awards in the sector and celebrate British writers, books, publishers and bookshops.

Winners will be revealed at a ceremony held at Grosvenor House on May 13.

Too see all the books shortlists for this year’s British Book Awards, click here.

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