Friday, October 9, 2009

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize - winner

The winner of the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize has been announced and it is...Exposure by Mal Peet.

The full longlist was:

Genesis by Bernard Beckett (Quercus) (review)
The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner (Orion)
Nation by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday)
Then by Morris Gleitzman (Puffin)
Rowan the Strange by Julie Hearn (Oxford)
Exposure by Mal Peet (Walker Books)
Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd (David Fickling Books)
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)

Summaries of all the books can be found on this Guardian round-up.

Read more about Exposure and the author Mal Peet, here, and read an extract from Exposure, here.


  1. Only ones I've heard of here in Canada are Nation (haven't read it yet) and Genesis, which I have a review copy of, and am looking forward to reading. Just looked at the winner. Can't say a book about soccer would be my style, even if it's a take on Shakespeare!

  2. Interesting. I haven't read any of them. I want to read Genesis and Revolver just haven't got around to it yet. Thanks for sharing.

  3. There's no overlap with the Booktrust shortlist so I wonder if they have different entry requirements?

  4. Nicola - I would have agreed with you, but only until I read Exposure. Try it, or if you really can't bear the idea of football, read Mal's Tamar first.