Fifty Shades of Grey Wins Specsavers National Book of the Year 2012

Earlier this month, Fifty Shades of Grey was named most popular fiction book of the year at the Specsavers National Book Awards in London (read more here). The win put the book on the shortlist for best overall book of the year, which was then put to a public vote (read more here).

Well, the voice of loyal FSoG fans has been heard loud and clear. Fifty Shades of Grey is your winner!

Written, of course, by E L James, the author had this to say about the win. “Thank you so much for this wonderful award. I am truly honoured. I have to thank the readers and the retailers for making Fifty Shades of Grey the success it has become. It’s really quite overwhelming.”

The founder of the UK based Specsavers, Dame Mary Perkins, said, “These awards were a celebration of the books that people took to their hearts and in some cases made the headlines in 2012. Anyone given book tokens for Christmas only needs to look at the shortlist for inspiration as to what to spend them on.”

To read the complete article regarding the announcement and view the list of categories/winners nominated for the award, go here.

We want to thank everyone who took the time to vote, too. ‘The Year of Fifty’ continues :) Congrats, E!

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