Interview: Sophia Bennett, the winner of the 2009 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition review | Children's Books - Times Online

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Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition Winner

Threads, the winner of the second Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition for an unpublished children's novel, is utterly different from last year's winner (Emily Diamand's futuristic adventure Reavers' Ransom) in every aspect but talent. Bennett's story - about how the 14-year-old Nonie and her friends Jenny and Edie help Crow, 12, a dyslexic and bullied African girl, by uncovering her genius for haute couture fashion - is a real find... AMNDA CRAIG

There seems to be quite a bit of exciting surrounding this as-yet-unpublished novel. Chicken House will publish it in September. Amongst those singing its praises in this report: Jonathan Douglas, Wendy Cooling and David Almond.

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