04 April 2016

3 Matador titles win Wishing Shelf Book Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that two Matador titles have won Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards.

Inside the Crocodile by Trish Nicholson was awarded gold in the adult non-fiction category, while Robin Richards’ The Piltdown Picasso received gold in the adult fiction category. The Amazing Brain of OC Longbotham by Barbara Spencer also received a bronze award in the 9-12 year old children’s category. Judged by 2 reading groups, the books were marked according to editing, theme, style, cover and illustrations.

Speaking about the win, Robin shared how ‘delighted’ he was with The Piltdown Picasso’s success. The Piltdown Picasso is a fast-moving, well-plotted thriller, people by compelling characters and shot through with a strong thread of humour.

Trish’s Inside the Crocodile details her time spent in the wilds of the most diverse nation on earth, Papua New Guinea, as she survives near-fatal malaria, mollifies irascible politicians, and deals with an ever-changing roster of bosses – all realities of life for a development worker.

Congratulations to Trish, Robin and Barbara for their wins! We’d also like to congratulate all seven Matador authors who were shortlisted as part of the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards.



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