4 Penguin Random House titles on the Waterstones Book of the Year shortlist


The shortlist for this year's Waterstones Book of the Year is out - and it features four landmark Penguin Random House UK titles.

Looking to find the best overall book of the past year, the list features an eclectic range of titles - from Philip Pullman's heroic return to the world of His Dark Materials in La Belle Sauvage, to Yannis Varoufakis' use of personal stories and famous myths to explain the power of economics in Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

Read on to find out all about our four brilliant shortlistees...


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls has been a huge success for Particular Books and authors Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo throughout 2017, as a true celebration of the heroines who definitely don't need rescuing. Through the beautifully-illustrated stories of 100 heroic women - from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams to Malala - the book succeeds in redressing the lack of female role models in children's literature, in collaboration with sixty phenomenal female artists. 

Also making the shortlist are George Saunders' Booker Prize-winning Lincoln in the Bardo (Bloomsbury), Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense by Jenny Uglow (Faber & Faber) and Frances Hardinge's A Skinful of Shadows (Macmillan). You can now view and find out more about the full shortlist on the Waterstones website

Best of luck to all of our authors and publishing teams nominated.

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