Voting for Angus Book Award begins

You just can't beat a good book.
You just can't beat a good book.

Teenagers across Angus are casting their votes in the battle to see which title will win the coveted Angus Book Award 2014.

Over the last few months, they have read and discussed the books and are now deciding on their favourite title from the five books in contention for the award.

The first votes were cast by Forfar Academy pupils who will be followed by S2 pupils across all the Angus secondary schools.

The results will be kept a closely guarded secret until the award ceremony on Tuesday, May 20. All shortlisted authors will visit schools on that day to meet pupils and talk about their books, but the name of the winner will not be revealed until announced at the evening award ceremony in Monifieth High School.

This year the shortlist features novels by two authors new to the Angus Book Award, and previously shortlisted author Phil Earle.

The three shortlisted titles are: ‘Heroic’, Phil Earle (Penguin Books); ‘The Night Sky in My Head’, Sarah Hammond (Oxford University Press); ‘The Savages’, Matt Whyman (Hot Key Books).

The 2014 event will be supported by Micro Librarian Systems, providers of the library management system in all Angus secondary school libraries, and Scotia Books.