We are delighted to announce that the shortlist for #GaRARA2017 is ready. Our College of Judges are now working assidously to decide who goes home with a garara. The 52 nominees are shown below:

1. Book of the Year: This award goes to the book that was most enjoyed by readers in the year.

2. Author of the Year: This award goes to the author who had the most impact on readers outside of writing books.

3. Discovery of the Year: This award goes to a  book with an engaging story line but which did not gain the traction it should have because it was self published.

4. Book Review Site of the Year: This award goes to the website, newspaper or magazine that provides the most objective and unbiased reviews.

5. Reader’s Event of the Year: This award goes to the event that readers hate to miss. It brings together readers with their favorite writers.

6. Book Club of the Year: This award goes to the book club whose activities had the most impact on readers within and outside the club.

7. Reader Motivator of the Year: This award goes to an individual who in their personal capacity served as an inspiration to non readers and got more people to read.

8. Celebrity Reader Motivator of the Year: This award goes to a celebrity who is using their personal brand to inspire more people to read.

9. Reader’s Show of the Year: This award goes to the TV or Radio show that keeps readers engaged with the most creative content and presentation.

10. Book Cover of the Year Award: This award goes to the book with the most attractive book cover in the year.

11. Publisher of the Year: This award goes to the publisher with the most impressive set of books that readers can easily identify with.

12. Reader’s Person of the Year: This award goes to a non author that has contributed to the growth of the reading industry through selfless service, sponsorship or other activities that facilitate reading.

13. Library of the Year: This award goes to the library that has gone above the call of duty in being innovative with library services and expansion of same.

We invite you all to be part of this first of its kind event. For partnership considerations please mail GaRARAwards@gmail.com

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