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Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace wins the Costa prize

13/01/2011 17:21:08

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.