Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. But with the announcement from The Book People that they will no longer be running the biennial Queen of Queen competition, Juno Dawson will get to be the Queen of Teen forever! Well deserved, we think, and we’re sure Juno will continue to rock her title.
Marketing director Emma Whyman told ‘The Bookseller’: “While we will always celebrate and recognise our favourite writing talent by hand-picking the best young adult fiction from around the world, unfortunately at this time the Queen of Teen award does not form part of our ongoing plans.
“We are hugely proud and pleased to have been a part of this wonderful award and we will never say never to coordinating a Queen of Teen award beyond 2016, and we very much look forward to promoting, supporting and curating new awards in the future.”
The Queen of Teen award has been given to Louise Rennison, Cathy Cassidy and Maureen Johnson in previous years.
Who would you vote your Queen of Teen? Tell us at @maximumpopbooks!