Booktrust Teenage Prize 2007

Latest update 'The Booktrust Teenage Prize is no longer running'

Established in 2003, the Booktrust Teenage Prize recognised the best in contemporary writing for teenagers. Unique in its involvement of teenagers in the judging process, giving four winners of a short story competition the opportunity to debate and vote on the shortlisted books with the adult judging panel, the Prize garnered a reputation for earmarking very special writers often early in their career, including Mark Haddon, Patrick Ness, Marcus Sedgwick and Anthony Macgowan. The Booktrust Teenage Prize was last awarded in 2010 and is no longer running.

  • Winner

    My Swordhand is Singing

    Marcus Sedgwick
    Hachette

    Set in the seventeenth century amid the bleakness of winter in Eastern Europe, and inspired by vampire folklore, this is a superbly crafted, dark and menacing tale.

Shortlist

  • My Swordhand is Singing

    Marcus Sedgwick
    Hachette
  • Just In Case

    Meg Rosoff
    Penguin
  • Here Lies Arthur

    Philip Reeve
    Scholastic
  • The Penalty

    Mal Peet
    Walker Books
  • Leaving Poppy

    Kate Cann
    Scholastic
  • The Medici Seal

    Theresa Breslin
    Random House

About the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2007

Established in 2003, the Booktrust Teenage Prize is a national book prize that recognises and celebrates the best in contemporary writing for teenagers.

 

For more information about the prize contact Claire Shanahan.