The British Book Awards
David Beckham‘s autobiography has been shortlisted for top prize at this year’s British Book Awards.
My Side is up against the likes of JK Rowling and Whitbread winner Mark Haddon for Book of the Year.
Paul Burrell’s controversial memoir of his days as butler to Diana, Princess of Wales, A Royal Duty, is also in contention.
The British Book Awards are billed as the Baftas of the publishing industry and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 7.
The eight nominees for Book of the Year are Brick Lane by Monica Ali; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon; Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling; The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; My Side by David Beckham; The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; and A Royal Duty by Paul Burrell.
Besides Book of the Year, he is shortlisted for Author of the Year, the Literary Fiction Award, the Children’s Book of the Year and the Audiobook of the Year.
Madonna has made it in to the children’s fiction category with her first book The English Roses.
The awards will be televised on Channel 4 and hosted by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.
Source: Ic Derry