Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other wins the Fiction Award at this year’s Indie Book Awards

Chosen by a judging panel of independent booksellers, authors and industry influencers, the awards celebrate the best books in paperbacks to read this summer. The Adult categories were judged by bookseller Matt Taylor (Chepstow Books & Gifts), Elizabeth Perry (Daunt Books), Zool Verjee (Head of Marketing and Publicity at Blackwells), Sarah Shaffi, (freelance journalist and #BAMEinPublishing co-founder) and Hachette author William Shaw. The Children’s categories were judged by chair bookseller Vanessa Lewis (The Book Nook), Layla Hudson (Round Table Books), Jessica Paul (Max Minerva’s Marvellous Books & More), Jonathan Douglas (CEO of National Literacy Trust) and Hachette author Piers Torday.