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Friday 8 October 2010

News: Michelle Paver wins Guardian Prize!

Michelle Paver (she's my all time favourite author... but ssh... don't tell her that!) last night won The Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize for 2010, with the stunning conclusion to the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, Ghost Hunter, which came out last August.

The prize was this year judged by authors Linda Buckley-Archer, Jenny Downham and last year's winner, Mal Peet. It was chaired by Julia Eccleshare.

I for one am very proud. I absolutely love Michelle (both her work and as a person). She so nice, down to earth and interesting. She puts so much work into these books and it's plain for all to see. The hours and hours, neigh... weeks! of research she puts into these books is both inspirational, and also very tiring to know! I just don't know how she does it! These books pack more into a 250 page tome than some books that are 200 plus pages longer. They are works of art. 

For six whole books she captivates and has you sat on the edge of your seat. The qaulity never dips and deserves to be acknowledged! These books become something of an obsession when reading - they just have this affect on the reader that just leaves you speechless. Whether it's the evident amount of research, the stunning descriptions or the sheer magnitude of the story. She deserves every success she gets and more!


  1. Fantastic! She deserves it...I really enjoyed Ghost Hunter.

  2. Amazing. brilliant book. Very capturing. My definate number 1