Bloodchild shortlisted for The 2010 Southern Schools Book Award

News from Dacol Services UK Ltd

Friday, 11th June, 2010

Tim has just received news that Bloodchild has been shortlisted for the 2010 Southern Schools Book Award. The titles were selected from a longlist chosen earlier in the year by librarians, teachers and students.

The full shortlist consists of:


BloodchildTim Bowler

Grass – Cathy McPhail

Saving Raphael – Leslie Wilson

Stolen – Lucy Christopher

The Toymaker – Jeremy de Quidt


Students will start to read these in September with voting taking place in December. The 2010 presentation evening will be held on the 14th January, 2011 at Roedean School.

Previous winners have been Kate Cann, Michael Morpurgo, Eleanor Updale, Michelle Paver, Sophie McKenzie and also Tim for Frozen Fire in 2008.

Tim said, ‘It’s a fantastic honour to be shortlisted for the Southern Schools Book Award. I’m absolutely delighted.’