Published: 13 February 2015 at 11:40
Three former students shortlisted for 2015 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
Three recent Anglia Ruskin University graduates are celebrating after being shortlisted for the 2015 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
Suzanne Barton’s The Dawn Chorus (Bloomsbury), Steve Antony’s The Queen’s Hat (Hodder / Hachette Children’s), and Victoria Turnbull’s The Sea Tiger (Templar) have been named in the six-person shortlist for the Best Illustrated Book category.
The three artists all graduated from Anglia Ruskin’s MA Children’s Book Illustration course, which has a strong track record of producing talented illustrators who go on to work with leading publishing houses.
Martin Salisbury, Professor of Illustration at Anglia Ruskin, said:
James Daunt, Managing Director of Waterstones, said:
Six books are competing in each of the three categories – Best Illustrated Book, Best Fiction for 5-12s and Best Book for Teens – and each category winner will vie for the overall title of Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year 2015.
The winner of each category will receive £2,000, with the overall winner receiving an extra £3,000. The winners will be announced at an evening reception at the Piccadilly branch of Waterstones on Thursday, 26 March.