This year’s winner of the Kelpies Prize is Hannah Foley, with The Lost Wizard of Nine Wtiches Wood.
Celia Bryce and Robin Scott-Elliot were the two other shortlisted authors.
The Kelpies Prize is an annual prize for new Scottish writing for children run by publisher Floris Books.
Floris Books launched the Kelpies Prize in 2004 with support from the Scottish Arts Council, now Creative Scotland, to encourage and reward new Scottish writing for children. Previous winners include Mike Nicholson, Scottish Children’s Book Award winners Janis Mackay and Alex McCall (the youngest writer ever to win the Kelpies Prize), and the prize also launched the writing career of the multi-award-winning Lari Don.