Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize has been awarded this evening to the wonderful Rebecca Stead for her latest offering, Liar & Spy. (See review on What Are You Reading page)
Judges Julia Eccleshare, Andy Mulligan (author of Ribblestop), Jason Wallace (Out of the Shadows) and Hilary McKay have made the decision from a formidable list of contenders, which included John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and David Almond's The Boy Who Swan With Piranhas.The rules first opened up to include US writers in 2012.
Eccleshare said of the book;
"It's a novel about how children have to navigate the world, and it has an open-handedness which means that readers may be surprised as to where it finishes."
Rebecca Stead's second book, When You Reach Me, won the covetted Newbery Medal in 2010.
Congratulations, Rebecca Stead, for your truly insightful and mesmerising story.

1 comment:

  1. I have this on my ebook shelf waiting to be read. Better finish it, eh? :) I have read and enjoyed the other one.

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