As judge of the Mal Peet Children’s Award – part of the East Anglian Book Awards 2016 – I was delighted to give the prize for best children’s book to Linda Davies, for her wonderful, imaginative story, Longbow Girl.
Here we are at the end of a lovely awards dinner at Jarrold’s, Norwich, on 3rd November.
This was my second year as a judge on the EABA. My thanks to the Eastern Daily Press, Jarrold’s and Writers’ Centre Norwich.
I’m pleased to have been invited to give a talk to Norwich Writers’ Circle on Tuesday 1st November at Anteros Gallery (The Fishergate Room) at 7.30pm. I will also launch a Circle Competition for the Colin Sutton Cup for Humour.
Her three shortlisted titles are:-
Fenn Halfin and the FearZero by Francesca Armour-Chelu (Walker)
Custom Fast Wheels by Joe Currie (Propolis)
Longbow Girl by Linda Davies (Chicken House)
Sheridan says, ‘The standard of entries was very high this year and it was tough choice. I read some wonderful books and judged these three to be the best.’