Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Nestle Children's Book Prize Winner

Julia Golding, a former UN campaigner and ex-diplomat, has won this year's Nestle Children's Book Prize for her debut novel, The Diamond of Drury Lane (Egmont Press) (Review). It's the second time this book has won a literary prize, as it was also the winner of the Ottaker's Children's Book Prize 2006.

The award was made today at the British Library in London, in front of an invited audience of some of the schoolchildren who were this year's judges. The Nestle Children's Book Prize, now in its 22nd year celebrates the nation's best children's books as voted for by children themselves.

(Thanks to Kelly for the heads-up - I'd forgotten this was being announced today ! Migraines are bad for the memory !)

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