Richard Flanagan’s Man Booker Prize winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North is among eight contenders for Waterstones Book of the Year 2014.
The expanded shortlist comprises three fiction and four non-fiction titles, as well as one children’s book.
The list includes Helen Macdonald’s Samuel Johnson Prize winner H is for Hawk and Jessie Burton’s debut novel The Miniaturist.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday 2 December.
The books were nominated by Waterstones booksellers across the UK.
Flanagan’s novel, which won the £50,000 Man Booker Prize in October, is set during the construction of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway during World War Two.
Macdonald won the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction last week for her book about how training her own goshawk helped her come to terms with the death of her father.
Waterstones Book of the Year 2014 shortlist
- Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates (Simon & Schuster)
- The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Picador)
- The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Chatto & Windus)
- Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond by Sabrina Ghayour (Mitchell Beazley)
- Once Upon An Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers (Harper Collins Children’s Books)
- The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan (Simon & Schuster)
- H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (Jonathan Cape)
- Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty (Harvard University Press)
Everyday Sexism is by Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project. Burton’s best-selling The Miniaturist is a literary thriller set in 17th Century Amsterdam.
Source:: BBC Entertainment