Alan Hollinghurst wins UK Author of the Year Award

Congratulations to Alan Hollinghurst for his UK National Book Award win. The Stranger's Child, which was controversially omitted from this year's Man Booker shortlist, won him the Author of the Year Award at last Friday's Galaxy National Book Awards.

Emma Donoghue's Room won Paperback of the Year, Patrick Ness won Children's Book of the Year for A Monster Calls, Jennifer Egan won the International Author of the Year for A Visit from the Goon Squad, and S J Watson won Thriller of the Year for Before I Go to Sleep.

British readers are currently voting for the overall Book of the Year Award. Which book would you vote for? Take our quick poll or post your response below.

The poll has closed now. 2891 people responded in a close run race: Room received 23% of votes; Before I Go To Sleep received 21%; both The Strangers Child and A Visit From the Goon Squad received 19%, and A Monster Calls got 18% of the vote (which is pretty impressive considering it's the only children's book on the list in a poll answered almost entirely by adults!)

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