THE UKLA AWARD 2018
I'm thrilled that Welcome to Nowhere is the winner of the 2018 UKLA award in the 7-11 category. Delighted, too, to share the honour with Martin Brown for his gorgeous non-fiction book Lesser Spotted Animals. A big thank you to the many teachers who take part in and judge this award. I had a brilliant time at the ceremony in Cardiff, and the trophy has pride of place in my study.
THE RED BOOK AWARD
The Red Book Award has also chosen Welcome to Nowhere as the winner this year. Thank you so much everyone in Falkirk and beyond! The tapestry lovingly stitched by Anne Ngabia has arrived and I'm still deciding exactly where to hang it.
Now comes the brilliant news that Welcome to Nowhere has been shortlisted for the Tower Hamlets Book Award too. Happy reading, judges!