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2023 Book for Children Results

We would like to congratulate all our winners and thank everyone who entered the Book for Children Competition this year. Congratulations to Miranda Moore for her winning entry Wild Child.

2023 Winners

Our thanks also go to the shortlist team and to Rachel Hamilton, our 2023 Book for Children Judge. Without them we wouldn’t be able to run our competitions.

1stWild ChildMiranda Moore
2ndThe Ghost of Pierre LachaiseFaye Holt
Joint 3rdThe Iron GardenJessamy Corob Cook
Joint 3rdThe ScatterlingCarolyn Aylward
Local PrizeAn Inconvenient Human Amanda Huskisson
Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton is a part-time literary agent, a lecturer in Creative Writing and the author of six books. Rachel’s experience includes editing and mentoring and, as a literary consultant, she loves helping authors refine their manuscripts and find their voice. She holds a first-class degree in English Literature & Language, as well as Creative Writing qualifications from St Martin’s College and London School of Journalism.

From a neurodiverse family herself, and as someone who has lived in other cultures, Rachel enjoys working with a wide range of voices. She loves books with humour, particularly if it’s edgy, smart, and triggered by characters’ choices, flaws, and foibles. She is also addicted to high-concept, strong-voiced action stories – just the sort that children love!

Competitions Archive

Winners of our previous Competitions