And now it's time for the Nibbies, as the British Book Awards are affectionately known, a whole cluster of awards decided by publishers, booksellers and the general public, and reflecting (i think it's fair to say) more popular, rather than rarefied literary, taste.
Among the winners :
Ian McEwan picks up the Galaxy Book of the Year for On Chesil Beach, and Reader's Digest make him Author of the Year.
Richard and Judy vote Khaled Hossieni's A Thousand Splendid Suns, their Book of the Year.
Catherine O'Flynn is Waterstones' Newcomer of the Year.
Kim Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter wins Sainsbury's Book of the Year.
And J.K. Rowling gets the Book People Outstanding Achievement Award.
The complete list of awards and shortlisted titles here.
Lindsay Irvine takes a look at this year's awards in the Guardian.