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Move Over Girl On The Train – Meet The New Book Prize Winner Everyone’s Talking About…
The 2015 Waterstones Book Prize Winner has been announced. We check out this year's winner and the must-read shortlist nominees that didn't quite make it (hint - you'll be VERY suprised some of these didn't win!)
This year’s winner of the Waterstones Book Prize is first-time author Coralie Bickford-Smith with her novelThe Fox and The Star. An illustrator for Penguin by day, author by night; the designer took a six month sabbatical from her day job to complete the novel, and it’s certainly paid off…
(Image of the author)
A fable about a fox losing his only friend, a star in the sky, may be an unlikely front-runner for the prestigious award, especially when the shortlist includes bestsellersThe Girl On The TrainandGo Set A Watchmanby Harper Lee, but the beautifully illustrated picture book contains a moving message about love, loss and learning to accept change. Waterstones boss James Daunt, who organised the judging panel, described the book as “a book of great physical beauty and timeless quality, one that will surely join that very special group of classic tales that appeal equally to children and adults”.
(An illustration from inside the book)
The author, who previously worked on the cloth bound editions of Penguin Classics,has cited poetWilliam Blakeand illustratorWilliam Morrisas her inspirations, as well as her own personal experience with the loss of her mother at an early age. Speaking about the book’s broad appeal, she notes that, “Children seem to love the idea of the friends and the crazy illustrations, while adults like the concept of things being tough, but coming out the other side.”
Here’s the stiff competition this moving fox fable had to beat to secure the prize:
SPQR – Mary Beard
Described as an ‘instant classic’, SPQR (short forSenatus Populusque Romanus– the Senate and People of Rome), takes a brilliantly engaging fresh look at the definitive history of Ancient Rome; appraising the rise and fall of the empire and dispelling myths accumulated over the centuries. Beard, one of the world’s foremost classicists, reflects on the theories of why the ancient civilisation’s values are still relevant to modern life. We wish we’d have this when we were in school – Latin probably would have been A LOT less of a snooze-fest!
My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
Despite having a beguiling identity shrouded in mystery, this acclamied Italian novellist has a mass following due to her beautifully written novel series. In this latest installment, she portrays the changing lives of two best friends who with each other.
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