The 35th Annual Whitbread Literary Awards announced its 2005 shortlist on November 16, 2005.
The Whitbreads, one of the most prestigious book awards in the British Isles, was begun in 1971 by Whitbread PLC, a leader in the hospitality industry in the United Kingdom.
The shortlist winners in their respective categories are:
Whitbread First Novel Award
Tash, Aw. The Harmony Silk Factory
Evans, Diana. 26a
Hobbs, Peter. The Short Day Dying (this title will be ordered on December 15, 2005)