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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Bookheads winner announced

Bookheads winner announced
November 8th, 2005
Century by Sarah Singleton has won the 2005 Booktrust UK Teenage Prize. The book is described as a dark fantasy. Century is published by Simon & Schuster.
Geraldine Brennan, chair of the judging panel describes Century as:“… a perfectly formed, highly visual and intriguing novel in the gothic tradition, with the timeless feel of Frankenstein or Dracula. It keeps the reader guessing as it moves through layers of time and rewards a careful reader with its many hints and clues, yet the language is accessible and the story draws the reader in”.
The Bookheads prize is in its third year. The shortlist included Meg Rosoff’s how i live now, Bali Rai’s The Whisperer and Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill. The Bookheads prize has the knack for identifying books with strong contemporary flavour. The prize is supported by the Booktrust UK.


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