The book of record at the CCCR is the award for best book, which goes to the book that “gives the most out of its time”.
This year’s winners are David Foster Wallace, the acclaimed British writer who died in 2010, and Stephen King, the author of the best-selling books The Stand and Carrie.
It was a sad year for books.
The books that really made a difference were also written by brilliant, brilliant writers who were also brave enough to write books.
You could tell by the looks of surprise on the faces of many of the winners, especially those who had never won a CCCC.
“I think it’s going to be a very tough year, it’s the book of year,” said CCC executive director Paul Beddoe.
“It’s going be a hard year for the industry.
We’re going to need a lot of hard work and commitment.”
Some of the authors who were honoured this year were given awards in the UK by the Association of British Authors (ABAs), which is based in London.
This year the winners were published in the Guardian and the Independent on Sunday.
They include David Foster Walker, who won the best author award for his novel The Corrections, which won the National Book Award in 2011, and the writer of the novel The Day of the Jackal.
His book is set in a post-war England and examines the impact of the Iraq war on young people and the effect it had on young men.
He said the award had come as a surprise.
“The day that I received my award from the ABAs was an incredible shock,” he said.
“There are so many young people out there and I think that was really the moment when I said to myself, ‘this is what I want to be doing now’.” Wallace’s book The Corrections was also recognised by the ABA, which said it was “a poignant and touching account of the impact that the invasion of Iraq had on the lives of ordinary people, and especially young people”.
In 2014, Wallace received the OBE for services to literature.
“Stephen King was also a very special writer of fiction, and I believe he deserves a second chance,” said Beddoes.
“His novels have been praised by writers and critics, and for good reason.
His novels are beautifully written, and there’s no doubt about it, they’re deeply moving and sad and poignant.
They’ve also given so many people a sense of hope.
The stand is a very personal book, and it is a reflection on a young man who was just trying to live a normal life, but suddenly his life was threatened by the forces of evil.”
He said King’s novel The Shining was “an incredibly powerful book” and had influenced him and his wife, who also wrote the novel, to raise their children as independent writers.
“King is such a unique storyteller and he has so much to say,” he added.
“And he’s written some of the most wonderful books of all time.”
The award went to the novel by the Irish writer Anne McCaffrey, whose novel The Little Things was also shortlisted.
It is about the life of a young woman living in an orphanage and her family in New York City.
It won the Booker Prize in 2015 for fiction, but was nominated for the best novel category and for the first time in 2015.
The Little Ones was one of the shortlisted books in the best book category in 2015 and won the prize again in 2016.
“To be shortlisted for the Booker in one of those categories is quite incredible,” said McCaffey.
“We were delighted, we were ecstatic.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve won the OBL.
I think it was a real privilege to be short-listed.”
The Little People was nominated again for the award in 2017 and won, but did not win it again in 2018.
“A huge thanks to the publishers for taking a chance on a book that I know I could write for free, but that was the only book they could give me, and that’s just amazing,” McCaffie said.
The CBE award was given out in the name of the CBE charity, and to the recipients of the 2016 CBE, which was founded in memory of the late David Bowie.
“David Bowie was a great influence on us all,” said Mark Williams, director of the charity.
“He did so much for so many of us in our time.
He gave so much.
And he was one person who stood up for what was right and stood up to what was wrong.”
He added: “It is a privilege to have been honoured by the CBEs this year.”
The CBEs have nominated more than 250 authors for this year’s prize.
The award ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday night at the Royal Opera House in London, with the ceremony taking place on Thursday at the National Theatre