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



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