FLY BY NIGHT, a novel set in a vividly imagined alternative 18th Century, by Frances Hardinge, edited by Ruth Alltimes (also by Rebecca McNally and Marion Lloyd) and published by Macmillan Children�s Books, has won the Branford Boase Award. The award presentation took place last night at the offices of Walker Books.
Century by Sarah Singleton, edited by Venetia Gosling (Simon & Schuster) was Highly Commended.
The Branford Boase Award was set up in memory of the outstanding children�s writer Henrietta Branford and Wendy Boase, Editorial Director of Walker Books.
At the same event prizes were presetned to the winners of the Henrietta Branfrod Writing Competition, selected by by Kate Jones, Director of Young Writer magazine:
The six winners were:
� James Falgate from Leeds Age 12
� Becci Fearnley from Farnborough Age 16
� Kane Kushner from St Albans Age 12
� Ciara O�Neil from Porchester Age 7
� Ramona Pulsford from London Age 7
� Rebecca Walters from Middlesbrough Age 11
Further information on the Henrietta Branford Writing Competition and the Branford Boase Award can be found on www.branfordboaseaward.org.uk