NEBA winner 2023

And the winner is...

We're thrilled to announce that the winner of this year's NE Book Award is Tom Palmer with the gripping wartime adventure, Resist.

Our young judges loved this fast-paced story, inspired by real life bravery,  and the way it shows that war can bring out the very best in people.

Congratulations to Tom on his well-deserved NEBA win,  and to his brilliant publisher, Barrington Stoke.

Tom kindly created this special video in which he talks about his NEBA win and answers some searching questions posed by our student judges.

Highly Commended

Voting was exceptionally close this year so we just had to give a special mention to Malcolm Duffy for his brilliant, big-hearted story which our student judges felt gave a real insight into what life is like with dyslexia.

Congratulations to Malcolm and to his publisher, Zephyr.

Congratulations to all our amazing shortlisted authors. 
Only the very best books make it on to our shortlist - you're ALL winners in our book!