Bill Bryson Wins Educations Writers' Award 2010
Bill Bryson and his editor, Felicia Law were presented with the Educational Writers’ Award 2010 at the House of Commons on Wednesday night where a host of writers and MPs had gathered for the All Party Writers Group (APWG) winter reception.
The award, which was presented by Lord Hill, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, was created by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Society of Authors in 2008 to celebrate ‘educational writing that inspires creativity and encourages young people to read widely and build up their understanding of a subject beyond curriculum requirements’.
Mr. Bryson’s book fought off stiff competition from Ben Crystal’s Shakespeare on Toast, John Farndon’s Do You Think You’re Clever? and Liz Strachan’s A Slice of Pi.
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