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Curham wins YoungMinds Book Award
Self-published author Siobhan Curham has beaten titles from Headline, Puffin and Egmont to the YoungMinds Book Award 2010.

Self-published author Siobhan Curham has beaten titles from Headline, Puffin and Egmont to the YoungMinds Book Award 2010.

Curhan took home the £2,000 prize sponsored by reading charity Booktrust for her novel Dear Dylan (Authorhouse), which is about a 14-year-old girl who begins writing to a soap star. The awards took place on Tuesday (16th November) and are designed to reward the book which most helps young people aged 12+ cope with the stresses and challenges of growing up.

Sarah Brennan, YoungMinds chief executive, said: “Dear Dylan faced tough competition from five other excellent books, including close runner David Yelland, but its exploration of difficult issues and use of strong characters made it a deserving winner."

The shortlist also included: Ember Fury by Cathy Brett (Headline); Inside by J A Jarman (Andersen Press); The Truth about Leo by David Yelland (Puffin); Them and Us by Bali Rai (Barrington Stoke); and Zelah Green, Queen of Clean by Vanessa Curtis (Egmont).

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