2023/2024 Winners

Fiction Winner

Ash and the Favour Man

By D Michelle Gent, published by Filament Publishing Ltd

Non-Fiction Winner


By Louise Minchin, published by Bloomsbury Sport

Children’s Winner

Baller Boys vs The Bulldozers

By Venessa Taylor, illustrator Kenneth Ghann, published by Hashtag Press


The Burnout Bible

By Rachel Philpott, published by Practical Inspiration Publishing


A Girl Behind Closed Doors

By Jessica Taylor-Bearman, published by Hashtag Press 


Joffe Books

Founded in 2014 by Jasper Joffe. The publisher has a history of innovative publishing and is known for discovering new talent as well as bringing overlooked books back to life.

Each new title is edited with passion and each new cover is designed with a keen eye on how the book will reach its readers. Joffe Books have signed debut novelists and well-established authors. Their authors have become some of the most read in the UK, consistently topping the Amazon Kindle and Audible charts for weeks at a time with every new release.

Congratulations to Christina Gabbitas christinagabbitas@poemsandpictures.co.uk whose book Trapped in County Lines published by Poems & Pictures Ltd. is featured in the Winter Collection of the People’s Book has recently been interviewed by BBC TV to discuss the important topic to protect children from the clutches of County Lines.  Previously focusing on primary schools, this latest book is aimed at years seven to nine—engaging children during their most informative years. An important and timely read.

Christina is recipient of TPBP Dame Beryl Bainbridge Award in 2017 and TPBP Best Achievement Award in 2019.

Trapped in County Lines

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