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My Sister, the Serial Killer wins ‘Crime Book of the Year’

30th June 2020

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite has been awarded ‘Crime Fiction Book of the Year’ at the British Book Awards 2020.

The prize was awarded at the annual British Book Awards last night, which was held virtually and streamed online. Oyinkan Braithwaite is the first black author to have been awarded this prize. Her darkly comic novel about how blood is thicker (and more difficult to get out of the carpet) than water has been an international bestseller, selling over 250,000 copies across all editions, and has been nominated for a huge range of literary prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year.

Atlantic Books were also ‘Highly Commended’ in the Independent Publisher of the Year award.