250 excited students, librarians and teachers gathered at the Centre for Life on Friday to hear Acid announced as the winner of this year’s NE Teen Book Award. It was a hotly contested title and so we also awarded Highly Commended to Kerry Drewery for A Dream of Lights.
We were thrilled that all of the shortlisted authors could join us for the award party this year. It was fascinating to meet them and to hear the story behind our favourite books. We’re very grateful to every one of them for giving up their time so generously.
Thanks to our student judges for some awesome author introductions and insightful book comments, to the publishers for their support and to Seven Stories for brilliant bookselling.
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And of course if you have any suggestions for next year’s shortlist get in touch!