David Elliot is the 2014 winner of the Storylines Margaret Mahy Award. First given in 1991, it recognises lifetime achievement in the genre of children’s writing and illustration.
The Shock of the Fall
Nathan Filer won against more fancied contenders, not least Kate Atkinson, for his debut novel The Shock of the Fall.
The Pike, an account of the life of poet Gabriele D’Annunzio
Lucy Hughes-Hallett was named winner of the biography award for The Pike, an account of the life of poet Gabriele D’Annunzio. Last year, she won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for the same work.