SLUG BOY Wins Kelpies
Mark Smith’s debut work Slug Boy Saves the World has won this year’s Kelpies Prize, which is awarded to children’s books set in Scotland. It’s a book about 11-year-old Murdo, who gets super powers from a radioactive slug. Smith was presented with a £2,000 cash prize from Debi Gliori, illustrator-in-residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The prize is organised by Floris Books and Creative Scotland. It has been running since 2005.