Joan Aiken Prize

The first Joan Aiken Prize was won by Tim Ellis for Harklights. The competition is for works of middle-grade fiction and was judged by Lizza Aiken and agent Julia Churchill. Ellis receives £1,000 and a set of Aiken’s The Wolves Chronicles. The winner was announced on September 14.
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Joan Aiken Future Classics Nominees

The nominees fo rthe first Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize have been announced. The competition is for works of middle-grade fiction and will be judged by Lizza Aiken and agent Julia Churchill. The winner will receive £1,000 and a set of Aiken’s The Wolves Chronicles. The winner will be announced on September 14.

  • Snow Foal, by Susan Bailey-Sillick
  • The Awful Orphanage, by Tim Ellis
  • The Thief of Serendib, by Nizrana Farook
  • Hartboy, by Sophie Kirtley
  • The Truth about Chickens, by Caroline Murphy
  • Return to the Wild, by Nicola Penfold

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Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize

Joan Aiken’s estate and the A.M. Heath Literary Agency have announced the creation of the Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize. The competition is open for works of middle-grade fiction and will be judged by Lizza Aiken and agent Julia Churchill. The winner will receive £1,000 and a set of Aiken’s The Wolves Chronicles. All entries must be received by July 31. The winner will be announced on September 14.
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