At last - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! NEWSFLASH! EXCITEMENT! AMAZING PRIZE! Part Two!
The winner of the inaugural Sony Young Movellist of the Year Award has been announced - huge congratulations to Helen Hiorns! At a glamorous award ceremony in Central London's Kings Place, Helen was awarded the prize for her novel The Name on your Wrist.
Helen's novel was selected from an extremely strong shortlist, culled from over 100 entries, by our ambassador and Waterstone's Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman. Malorie was unable to attend the event due to illness but sent a representative to congratulate the shortlisted writers and say the following about The Name on your Wrist:
"Wow, what a story! What I loved about this was the way that all of the major characters were so fleshed out and real. And I couldn't predict the ending, in fact I didn't even see it coming. I loved that. I loved the idea of each person's soul mate being written on their wrist... The story was such a satisfying read."
The Name on your Wrist has been published by Random House and is now available to buy and will be available from 17 July from all retailers. Make sure you also check out the other shortlisted entries, and Impulse by Phoebe O. Morakinyo, the winner of the Mini-Movellist award, all of which are absolutely amazing.
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