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Cecilia Ahern and Christopher Edge crowned winners of 2017 Redbridge Children’s Book Award

PUBLISHED: 10:31 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:23 03 July 2017

Shortlisted authors Christopher Edge, Peter Bunzl, Kathryn Evans, Teri Terry and Anne Cassidy strike a pose. Picture: Nina Simon

Shortlisted authors Christopher Edge, Peter Bunzl, Kathryn Evans, Teri Terry and Anne Cassidy strike a pose. Picture: Nina Simon

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Young bookworms gathered at the town hall last week for an annual celebration of children’s literature.

Pupils from 17 secondary and nine primary schools attended the 2017 Redbridge Children’s Book Award ceremony, which saw Christopher Edge and Cecilia Ahern crowned the winners, for The Many Worlds of Albie Bright (children’s category) and Flawed (teenage category).

Ahern was unable to attend, so sent in a video acceptance speech, while Edge joined four of the other shortlisted authors – Peter Bunzl, Anne Cassidy, Kathryn Evans and Teri Terry – on a panel to answer questions from pupils.

Ten authors had been shortlisted – five for each category – and pupils had whittled them down from 30 overall.

The winners of the children’s short story and poetry competitions were Amber Kwong, Woodford County High School (junior poetry category); Naomi Blakely, Trinity Catholic High School (teenage poetry category); Theo Newton, Wanstead High School (junior short story category); and Jessica Johnson, Wanstead High School (teenage short story category).

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