Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace wins the Costa prize

Jason Wallace's stunning debut novel, Out of Shadows, has won the 2010 Costa Children's Book Award.

'A stunning debut novel without a false note. Accomplished and powerful, it changes the way you think.' – Judges, Costa Children's Book Award

'Honest, brave and devastating – Out of Shadows is more than just memorable. It's impossible to look away.' – Marcus Zusak, author of The Book Thief

'Excellent. Read on if you have the courage.' – Independent


Out of Shadows has also been nominated for the Booktrust Teenage Fiction Prize and the prestigious Carnegie Medal.


Jason Wallace moved to Zimbabwe aged 12. His experience in a boarding school during the aftermath of the war for independence forms the foundation of his incredible novel.