Fifty Shades of Grey wins best fiction book prize

EL James's bestselling sensation Fifty Shades Of Grey has been named one of the books of the year at a literary awards ceremony.

Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James Credit: Michael Lionstar

The book has become a literary phenomenon, selling more than 5.3 million copies to become the best selling book of all time in the UK.

It was named the Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards last night.

Miranda Hart won the Non-Fiction prize

Others winners included comic Miranda Hart, who won the Non-Fiction prize for Is It Just Me?, and David Walliams, whose Ratburger was named Children's Book of the Year.

David Walliams won Children's Book of the Year.

Sports presenter Clare Balding won the Autobiography category for My Animals And Other Family, ahead of other shortlisted authors including Walliams, Salman Rushdie and Who guitarist Pete Townshend.

Lorraine Kelly hosted the event

The event was hosted by Daybreak presenter Lorraine Kelly at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hyde Park, central London.