Kiran Millwood Hargrave Wins Historical Association Young Quills Award

29th June 2018

Kiran Millwood Hargrave has been awarded the Historical Association’s Young Quills Award in the 10-13 age category, for The Island at the End of Everything.

The Quills are a competition for newly published historical fiction for children and young adults (14+) – to qualify the book must have been published in the previous year, no earlier.

The books are put into the competition by the publishers and then the Historical Association put the stories to the ultimate test, by sending them to young people to review. All the books entered are read by the audience that they have been written for who then send in their reviews. Schools volunteer to take part as official reviewing schools and they get to keep all the books in return.

From the children’s reviews a shortlist is created and sent to a small adult judging panel who read the books and along with the competition criteria and the children’s comments will decide upon this year’s winners. This year the adult panel included last year’s Young Quills winner Laurence Anholt (The Hypnotist).

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