So these are the shortlists! Many thanks to our judges for their commitment, hardwork and those intense debates. Every book on the longlists was exceptional, so these really are the best of the best. Our congratulations to all the authors, agents and publishers involved.
HWA Debut Crown Shortlist 2020
Susan Heads, Ayo Onatade (chair), Simon Savidge
HWA Non-Fiction Crown 2020
Yasmin Khan, Keith Lowe, Timothy Phillips, Alex von Tunzelmann (chair)
HWA Gold Crown 2020
Kate Atherton, Robin Carter, LP Fergusson, Jean Fullerton, Jean Goodhind, Jason Hewitt (Chair), Frances Owen, Gill Paul.