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Parliamentary Book Awards 2020
The Parliamentary Book Awards were launched by the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association in  2016 to champion the best of political writing and recognise the important link between politics and the book world. The awards celebrate parliamentary writing across three categories: Best Biography, Memoir, or Autobiography by a Parliamentarian; Best Non-Biographical Book by a Parliamentarian; and Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian. Each year, publishers are invited to nominate titles and authors for the awards, with booksellers selecting the shortlists, and parliamentarians vote for the winner in each category. 

 

Parliamentary Book Awards 2023 winners

Best Non-Fiction/Fiction by a Parliamentarian
The Winding Stair by Jesse Norman

Best Memoir/Autobiography by a Parliamentarian
Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: A Family Memoir of Miraculous Survival by Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE

Best Political Book by a Non-Parliamentarian
Planes, Trains and Toilet Doors: 50 Places That Changed British Politics by Matt Chorley

 

Parliamentary Book Awards 2023 shortlist

Non-Fiction/Fiction by a Parliamentarian
  • Politics on the Edge by Rory Stewart
  • Code of Conduct: Why We Need to Fix Parliament – and How to Do It by Chris Bryant
  • The Winding Stair by Jesse Norman
 
Memoir/Biography by a Parliamentarian
  • Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: A Family Memoir of Miraculous Survival by Daniel Finkelstein
  • One Boy, Two Bills & a Fry Up by Wes Streeting
  • A Purposeful Life by Dawn Butler
 
Non-Parliamentarian
  • But What Can I Do? by Alastair Campbell
  • NORMAL WOMEN: 900 Years of Making History by Philippa Gregory
  • An Uneasy Inheritance: My Family and Other Radicals by Polly Toynbee
  • BUST? Saving the Economy, Democracy and Our Sanity by Robert Peston & Kishan Koria
  • PLANES, TRAINS AND TOILET DOORS: 50 Places That Changed British Politics by Matt Chorley
  
Previous Parliamentary Book Awards winners:

2022
Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian: In The Shadows - The extraordinary men and women of the Intelligence Corps by Michael Ashcroft
Best Memoir/Autobiography by a Parliamentarian: What Are You Doing Here? by Baroness Floella Benjamin
Best Political Book by a Non-Parliamentarian: The Fall of Boris Johnson by Sebastian Payne

2021
Best Political Book by a Non-Parliamentarian:Value(s):The Must-Read Book On How to Fix Our Politics, Economics and Values by Mark Carney
Best Non-Fiction Book by a Parliamentarian: Greater: Britain After the Storm by Penny Mordaunt MP and Chris Lewis
Best Biography, Memoir or Autobiography by a Parliamentarian: Beyond a Fringe: Tales from a Reformed Establishment Lackey by Andrew Mitchell MP

2020
Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian: The Prime Ministers: 55 Leaders, 55 Authors, 300 Years of History by Iain Dale
Best Non-Fiction Book by a Parliamentarian: The Glamour Boys: The Secret Story of the Rebels who Fought for Britain to Defeat Hitler by Chris Bryant MP
Best Biography, Memoir or Autobiography by a Parliamentarian: Long Way Home by Dan Jarvis MP

2019
  • Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian: This is Our Story: How the Fans Kept Their Hearts Beating, by Ian Murray
  • Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian: Women of Westminster: The MPs who Changed Politics by Rachel Reeves
  • Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian: How to be Right: In A World Gone Wrong by James O’Brien
 
2018
  • Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian: The Power of Politicians by Tessa Jowell and Frances D’Souza
  • Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian: Adam Smith: What He Thought and Why it Matters by Jesse Norman
  • Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian: Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman
 
2017
  • Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian: A Woman’s Work by Harriet Harman
  • Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian: How to Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again) by Nick Clegg
  • Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian: Jo Cox: More in Common by Brendan Cox
 
2016
  • Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian: The Long Winding Road by Alan Johnson
  • Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian: Called to Account by Margaret Hodge
  • Best Fiction by a Parliamentarian: Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg
  • Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian: Citizen Clem by John Bew
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