Last year’s winner, Angie Thomas, seen here in the video thumbnail, spoke on video link about the impact winning this important UK prize has had on her sales. Children’s laureate, Lauren Child, presenting the award to the outright winner, spoke of the importance of being recognised early on in a creative career.
The winning author, in true Academy style, thanked her mother.
Tomi Adeyemi… well, watch the footage.
The two winners of the illustrated category received whoops of support.
And Florentyna, Waterstones Children’s Buyer, spun a clever speech threading together the titles of past winners, only a snippet of which is caught here. She also, for the record, kept referring to James Daunt as a pirate.
The original entry about the Prize results has now had this video added.