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Local Author Shortlisted For Book Award

May 27th 2011

Georgia Twynham
Local author Georgia Twynham is one of the writers on the shortlist for the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award this year. This is voted on by young people between the ages of 9 and 14, in two categories.

Georgia is the author of The Thirteenth, a book about a teenage girl who travels through time and discovers she has magical powers. In promoting the book Georgia has visited lots of local schools, meeting over 6000 schoolchildren.

The award will be presented on 21st September at a ceremony at Horncastle College. A Lincoln-based creative organisation, The Art Cupboard, will be designing the winners' prize and holding workshops for the children invited to attend.

Voting closes on June 30th, so there's still time for young people to get involved by reading the books and casting a vote at libraries or through school. This is a full list of this year's nominees:

9-11 Category

The Faceless Ones by Derek Landy (Harper Collins Children’s Books)
Mr Stink by David Walliams (Harper Collins Children’s Books)
Wings by Aprilynne Pike (Harper Collins)
Dog by Daniel Pennac (Walker)
Outlaw: A Graphic Novel by Tony Lee (Walker Books/Candlewick books)

12-14 Category

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic)
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur (Puffin Books)
Girl Aloud by Emily Gale (Chicken House)
The Thirteenth by G L Twynham (Grosvenor House Publishing)
Payback by Rosemary Hayes (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)

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