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We provide information on the latest prizes and events, interviews with key BookTrust spokespeople and prize associates, images, statistics and evaluation.

For general press enquiries please email the team at To contact us directly please use the details below:

Sinead Gosai: Press Manager
T: 020 7801 8849

For Children's Laureate enquiries, please contact Hannah McMillan.
T: 020 7361 7860

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