And the 2013 winner is…

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus.

Almost 300 excited students, librarians and teachers gathered at the Centre for Life on Friday to hear Soldier Dog announced as the winner of this year’s NE Book Award.  We were thrilled that Sam could join us for the award party – and equally delighted that Barry and Helen made the journey to Newcastle to meet their enthusiastic  fans and sign books (and balloons!)

Big thanks to our student judges for some awesome author introductions and to Seven Stories for brilliant bookselling.

Do let us know what you thought of the evening by posting your comments.