Submissions for the 2019 Parliamentary Book Awards are now open


Submissions for the 2019 Parliamentary Book Awards are now closed.

Publishers are invited to nominate books and authors for this year’s awards under the following categories:

  • Best Memoir or Biography by a Parliamentarian
  • Best Non-Biographical Book by a Parliamentarian
  • Best Political Book by a non-Parliamentarian

Booksellers will then be invited to select a shortlist in each category, and parliamentarians will be invited to vote on the winners from November. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in the House of Commons on Wednesday 26th February 2020 (please note the date has changed from Wednesday 4th December 2019) to which you are all invited.

Launched by the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association in 2016, the awards aim to celebrate the best of political writing and the long-standing link between politics, books, and publishing, and is the only book award curated by bookshops and voted on by parliamentarians.

Please use this form to submit as many awards as you wish to, and feel free to share this email widely within your company to encourage relevant divisions/imprints to submit. There is no cost for submission. Closing date Tuesday 15th October.