Hello fellow adventure enthusiast! 

With submissions for the 2024 Best Published Novel award now open, we couldn't be more excited to see what adventures await us this year, and which literary journey will take home the £10,000 prize. 

Our panel of librarians has been assembled, publishers are submitting their best adventure novels of the last year and the longlist is set to be announced on 1st May.

If, like us, you're on the edge of your seat, why not sit back and join us on a trip down memory lane as we revisit some of our previous winners? These are the books that not only clinched the coveted title but also took us all over the world, exciting and enthralling all that read them. 

So, buckle up, and let's explore the narratives that took us on unforgettable adventures. Let's dive in!

2023: Emma Styles's No Country for Girls 

You can read more about this title here, along with an interview with Emma. 

2022: Giles Kristian's Where Blood Runs Cold 

Read more about Giles' award-winning book here

2021: Rachel Joyce's Miss Benson's Beetle

Read more about Rachel, and her fantastic novel, here.

2019: Henry Porter's Firefly

You can read more about Firefly and an interview with Henry here.

2018: Abir Mukherjee's A Necessary Evil

Read more about Abir and his award-winning novel here

2017: Stef Penney's Under a Pole Star

Read an interview with Stef, and learn more about her fantastic novel, here

2016: Corban Addison's The Tears of Dark Water

Read more about Corban, and his research trip to Gabon, here.