CBI Special Judges Award 2014

Perfectly delighted to have been awarded the Special Judges Award in the CBI Book of the Year awards. A big thank you to CBI, to everyone I know and love and congratulations to all of those on the shortlist and to Marie Louise Fitzpatrick for her overall Book of the Year award.

What the judges said about The Sleeping Baobab Tree :

• Special Judges’ Award: Paula Leyden for The Sleeping Baobab Tree. The judges said, ‘Combining robust character development with vivid descriptions of the Zambian landscape, Leyden skilfully creates an evocative and atmospheric narrative that explores themes of friendship, family and human rights.’

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4 responses to “CBI Special Judges Award 2014

  1. Dear Paula. Congratulations. May I still visit you when you are rich as well as famous?

  2. You may visit as you know any time anywhere John – No intentions of becoming rich and famous …!

  3. well done, Paula – justly deserved

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