Queen of Teen UK crowns James Dawson

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say her name james dawsonBritish young adult author James Dawson won the Queen of Teen UK award for 2014.

The award, founded in 2008, celebrates authors who write teen fiction. It highlights their efforts through teen nominations, voting from readers worldwide, and a subsequent crowning ceremony. Previous winners include Maureen Johnson, Cathy Cassidy, and Louise Rennison.

James Dawson is the author of Hollow PikeCruel Summer and Say Her Name. He is the first male winner in the award’s history.

For more information on the Queen of Teen UK award, visit its website. Find out more about James Dawson at his website.

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Hebah Uddin

Hebah is a 21-year-old Muslim girl who reads a lot of books, writes a lot more, and wears a lot of (figurative) hats. As a result of being raised on a steady diet of foreign films and BBC period dramas, she now likes to think of herself as Charlotte Bronte + one of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai women. She’ll rap your fingers with her katana if you don’t mind your manners - or your grammar.

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