Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Bisto Book of the Year

Hurrah! A children's book wins a children's book many short listed books for Children's Book Prizes seem to be for teenage books.

Siobhan Dowd’s The London Eye Mystery (David Fickling) was named Bisto Book of the Year 2007/08 at a ceremony in Dublin last week. The author died of cancer last year, and the trophy and cheque for €10,000 were ac­cepted on her behalf by her friend and publisher, David Fickling. Siobhan's husband Geoff Morgan was also at the ceremony and the prize money will be donated to The Siobhan Dowd Trust

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