The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2022: Older Readers shortlist panel at Waterstones Piccadilly

Wednesday 30th March 2022
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Piccadilly

On the eve of the winner announcement of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2022, we will be joined by the shortlisted authors of the Older Readers category - including Manjeet Man, Angeline Boulley, Namina Forna, Michelle Quach, Ciara Smyth and Femi Fadugba. These fantastic authors will each talk about their nominated books with Katherine Woodfine, before taking questions from the audience.

Older Readers Shortlist 2022

The Crossing by Manjeet Mann

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach

Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

The Upper World by Femi Fadugba 

The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is to reward and champion emerging children’s writers and illustrators and is voted for by Waterstones Booksellers. Every year Waterstone’s expert booksellers vote for the books they believe are the very best in the new children’s writing and illustration. Now in its 18th year, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize has evolved into one of the most prestigious accolades for children’s books in the UK, launching the careers of many authors and illustrators.

Please notes that books will be available for purchase on the night and the authors will be signing copies of their books.

Please note that in the event of a change to the schedule, or a cancellation, ticket holders will be refunded no later than 7 days after the event. You will be contacted nearer the time with more information related to current government guidance.

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London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Wednesday 30th March 2022

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