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THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE GET THE NATION READING!  and honour Authors and Publishers voted by the public

Since the first Awards Ceremony on 21ST July 2010 The People’s Book Prize chose The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspapers Makers for their Awards Ceremony to honour Authors and Publishers voted by the public.

Tradition continues and The People’s Book Prize prestigious event in the presence of patron Frederick Forsyth CBE features prominently in the literary social calendar — an occasion to look forward to.

Stationers’ Hall, located at Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD, near St. Paul’s Cathedral, is a splendid, unique and exclusive setting to celebrate literature  www.stationers.org    Phone:  020 7248 2934.  It is one of London’s older Livery Companies with its origins in the fourteenth century. This illustrious institution with the most links to literature over 600 years offer service to publishing and related industries and continue to forge a link from the past to the future.

Underneath the portrait of William Shakespeare in a stained-glass window in Stationers’ Hall runs the inscription ‘He was not for an age but for all time’. Four hundred years after his death, we look at Shakespeare’s enduring legacy, both in print and in performance

Presented on the night and rewarding talent voted exclusively by the public: 

6 Awards:  The People’s Book Prize for Fiction, for Non-Fiction, for Children’s, Best Achievement, Best Publisher and The Beryl Bainbridge First-Time Author Award.

Patron:  Frederick Forsyth  CBE  Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE

The 2019/2020 Ceremony:


The People’s Book Prize 11th Award Ceremony, in the presence of our Patron Frederick Forsyth CBE, will be held on 23rd July, 2020 from 7 p.m.

It has been decided to have a virtual Zoom ceremony online, rather than the traditional black-tie dinner, due to the continued danger posed by Covid19. 

The event will be recorded on 23rd July -- details will be emailed to all the participating finalists and their publishers.

The full edited version will be uploaded onto our website the day after on 24th July as well as social media.

Previous Ceremonies:

The 2018/2019 Ceremony:

The 6 winners were announced at the prestigious black tie Awards Ceremony at the historic Stationers’ Hall on 8th May 2019  -

View Winners

The 2016/2017 Ceremony:



The 2015/2016 Ceremony

12th July 2016 SKY NEWS


The 2014/2015 Ceremony

The 2012/2013 Ceremony

The 2011/2012 Ceremony

The 2009/2010 Ceremony

Interview 1 with Patron Frederick Forsyth CBE

Interview 2 with Patron Frederick Forsyth CBE