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Awesome Book Awards 2018

CRANLEIGH SCHOOL, May 3rd: Hundreds of young readers from across the South East gathered together for a celebration of children’s fiction at the Awesome Book Awards 2018 prize-giving. Peter Bunzl won the top prize this year for his first children’s novel Cogheart.

“I was delighted to be shortlisted and grateful to the schools for giving children the chance to get involved in reading and reviewing new books. The Awesome Book Awards are an important new prize in children’s fiction and it’s fantastic to hear from so many children who have enjoyed my story,’ said Peter Bunzl. Peter, who has since published a sequel, Moonlocket, was presented with his prize and trophy by the winner of last year’s inaugural Awards, Ross Welford.

Peter’s advice to aspiring young writers was: “Read as much as you can, and write as much as you can – anything and everything.  Poetry, novels, short stories, non-fiction – whatever interests you.  Read it all and write it all, and don’t fear failure – you learn by trial and error until you’ve found your voice and the story you want to tell.”

For more information about the Awesome Book award and for more details about the ceremony please see the below information.

Awesome Book Awards 2018 Announcement

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Peter Bunzil 2018 Winner with Ross Welford 2017 Winner Awesome Book Awards Photo Lillian Spibey Sml

Peter Bunzil 2018 Winner with Ross Welford 2017 Winner
Awesome Book Awards
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