Press Release: Echoes Wins International Rubery Book Award
YA Thriller Wins International Rubery Book Award
14th July 2016
Echoes by Laura Tisdall was yesterday (July 13) announced as the winner of the 2016 International Rubery Book Award. It was selected as ‘Book of the Year’ from among this year’s Category winners, which also included works by Annie Dawid, Lisa Woollett, Emma Purshouse and Catherine Pascall Moore.
Tisdall’s debut novel, Echoes is a YA thriller telling the story of socially awkward Mallory Park, a volatile teenage genius who becomes involved in an internet hacking ring. Far more at ease among the codes and hidden identities of her online world than she has ever been in the real one, Mallory’s life is thrown into turmoil when other hackers start to go missing.
In making their selection, the award’s judging panel described Echoes as “a startlingly original book”, saying it was “a rip-roaring, fast moving story, cleverly constructed and extremely exciting.”
The Rubery Book Award seeks to find the best books published by independent presses and self-published authors, with a prize fund of £1,500. This year’s award was judged by Man Booker Shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.
Rubery Book Award Website: www.ruberybookaward.com
Laura Tisdall’s Website: www.lauratisdall.com