Young Quills 2011

Young Quills 2011

HA, 24th April 2012

The Young Quills is a major award for children's historical fiction started by the Historical Association in 2009. The award aims to promote an enjoyment and awareness of history. We are convinced that reading historical fiction is one of the best ways to do this.

To be eligible for the award, books must:

  • fall firmly into historical fiction
  • Be a  good read
  • A sense of history is more important than precise factual information
  • Be published in 2011

More schools have been involved in reviewing and helping to shortlist the books, and this year for the first time we also had a Library Reading Group involved too. Books are reviewed in two categories - Primary and Secondary. Of course some books relate to both age ranges. You can read some of this year's reviews here.

The Shortlist should be announced in early May and the winners announced in June. For more information contact alf.wilkinson@history.org.uk