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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.

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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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