Two Cities Book Award

This year marks 9 years of outstanding partnership work aiming to inspire a love of reading amongst local school children

Two Cities Book Award 2023

The Two Cities Book Award was launched in 2022 with the aim to inspire young adults to read for pleasure.

King Edward's School in Edgbaston and Wolverhampton Grammar School are delighted to be working in partnership for the second year running, to inspire young people aged 14 - 18  years to read for pleasure.  Last year's event saw hundreds of teenagers from across Wolverhampton and Birmingham taking part in the inaugural Two Cities Book Award which voted Jamila Gavin's moving World War II drama, Never Forget You as the winner.  

The following titles have been shortlisted for the 2023 Two Cities Book Award:

  • When Shadows Fall by Sita Brahmachari (Little Tiger)
  • Fight Back by A.M. Dassu (Scholastic)
  • Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber (HarperCollins)
  • The Last Whale by Chris Vick (Bloomsbury)

(Please note the voting has now closed.)

In collaboration with Authors Aloud UK, the shortlisted authors will be invited to attend an award ceremony hosted by Wolverhampton Grammar School on Wednesday, 6th December. If your school would like to join this event, then please contact Zoe Rowley or by telephone: 01902 421326.

For information about Authors Aloud UK, please contact Annie Everall by email or telephone: 07889 274637.


Portrait Middle Col Top Page,jenynsJamila Gavin - 2022 Winner
Proud to be one of the oldest schools in the country but forward-looking in our approach.