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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Bill Bryson wins 2010 Educational Writers' Award

Bill Bryson wins 2010 Educational Writers' AwardThe Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Society of Authors have announced that Bill Bryson had been awarded the 2010 Educational Writers' Award for A Really Short History of Nearly Everything, abridged and edited by Felicia Law. The award was made at the All Party Writers Group (APWG) Winter Reception at the House of Commons by Lord Hill, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, who presented a £2,000 cheque to the winners.
Bryson, who shared the cash prize with Felicia Law who worked with him to abridge and edit the work opening it to a new age group, said of the award "I am honoured to be considered for this award. Any initiative that encourages young people to read is obviously to be applauded"

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