TWO Icon titles on shortlist for 2010 Educational Writers Award!
Posted on 2010/11/19 , tagged as
Both Ben Crystal’s Shakespeare on Toast, and Do You Think You’re Clever? by John Farndon, have made this year’s 2010 Educational Writers Award Shortlist – and there are only two other titles on the list.
The Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society and the Society of Authors created this award in 2008 to ‘celebrate educational writing that inspires creativity and encourages students to read widely and build up their understanding of a subject beyond the requirements of exam specifications’. It is the only UK Award that focuses on educational non-fiction. It is made annually for an outstanding example of traditionally published single volume work, with or without illustration, for the specified age group. The age group alternates each year; this year’s focus is on works for 12 – 18 year olds and in 2011 the focus returns to works for 5-11 year olds.
The winner of the 2010 award will be announced on 7th December at the All Party Writers Group (APWG) Christmas Reception at the House of Commons when Lord Hill, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, will present a cheque for GBP2,000 to the winner.