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Concorde Book Award 2018

Fantasy fiction novel ‘Shadow Magic’ has been chosen as the 2018 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde Book Award.

Author Sarwat Chadda, writing under the pseudonym Joshua Khan, beat off competition from five other young people’s fiction titles to claim the coveted award. Receiving the award at a gala event at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, ‘Shadow Magic’ author Sarwat Chadda said: “Wow, what a glorious day! Big thanks to all the readers!”

This year’s 6 shortlisted books were nominated by young people across South Gloucestershire and are free to borrow from any South Gloucestershire Library, just click on the title:

Generation Next by Oli White

More of Me by Kathryn Evans

Scarlett and Ivy: The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly

Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

You can Click & Collect from your nearest library for free with an U18s library card. If you’re not already a library member it’s free and easy to join – come in for a first visit with a parent or carer so they can sign you up. Find out about your nearest library and its new staffed opening hours.

The Concorde Book Award is for anyone in years 7 to 9 at secondary school. A really important part of the award is that young people are very involved all the way through; from choosing the longlist and the winner to giving presentations at the award ceremony.

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