Kate Tempest's novel The Bricks That Built The Houses (Bloomsbury) is nominated in the Best Breakthrough Author Category of the The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards.
They're the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops - and the only major awards voted for by book lovers. Returning for a second year, the awards now include two new categories for books written for younger readers, alongside six adult categories. Seven of the shortlists were chosen by booksellers across the UK and Ireland: Popular Fiction, Novel, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade (7-11), Young Adult (12-18), Breakthrough Author and Beautiful Book. The Readers Choice Award – nominated and voted for entirely by booklovers – completes the set.