‘iBoy’ Author Becomes Two Time Winner of Angus Book Award
YA author Kevin Brooks has been named as the winner of this year’s Angus Book Award for his novel iBoy. This is the second time that Brooks has taken away the Angus Book Award, the first was Candy which won the 2007 competition.
Mr Brooks received his £500 prize and the Angus Book Award trophy last Tuesday evening at an award ceremony in Carnoustie High School. His novel was chosen after a ballot of third year pupils across Angus, from a shortlist which also included Pastworld by Ian Beck (Bloomsbury), Flip by Martyn Bedford (Walker Books) and Being Billy by Phil Earle (Penguin Books).iBoy, published by Penguin Books has a 3.8 rating on Goodreads with over 557 reviews.
Accepting the award, Brooks said: “This is the best day of my life. More sunshine, wonderful people, inspiration and energy.” (Montrose Review)
Established by Angus Council in 1996, the award aims to encourage youngsters to read and enjoy a wide range of books.