HBA – Jonathan Stroud

On Thursday, 12th November 2015, the pupils who acted as judges for this year’s Hampshire Book Award, travelled to Winchester Guildhall to see the winning author, Jonathan Stroud, receive his award from HCC Councillor McNair Scott.

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan won the award with his book ‘The Screaming Staircase’, the first in his ‘Lockwood & Co’ series.

Lockwood

 Before receiving his award Jonathan talked to the audience about when he started writing and how he came up with the idea for the Lockwood books including all the various types of ghosts.  With the help of a volunteer from Romsey School Jonathan demonstrated what an investigator’s kit should include.

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