Two Edinburgh children’s authors have won the Scottish Children’s Book Awards held in Dundee today. Jonathan Meres won for his book The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts for 8-11 years and John Fardell was nominated for the 3-7 years category for The Day Louis Got Eaten and he won his section too. The Edinburgh Reporter met up with John Fardell who read a little of his book for us….
Trystan Davies spoke to the author.
The full list of nominees was as follows:-
3-7 Bookbug Readers Category
Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, author and illustrator of Jack and the Flumflum Tree
John Fardell, author and illustrator of The Day Louis Got Eaten
Catherine Rayner, author and illustrator of Solomon Crocodile
8-11 Younger Readers Category
James Killgore, author of Soldier’s Game
Jonathan Meres, author of The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts
Cathy MacPhail, author of Out of the Depths
12-16 Older Readers Category
Barry Hutchison, author of The 13th Horseman
Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Laird, author of The Prince Who Walked with Lions