Katharine Quarmby wins prize for Scapegoat

Katharine Quarmby has won the Literature category of the Ability Media International Awards for her book on disability hate crime Scapegoat.

The Awards, which are now in their thirdyear(www.amiawards.org), were developed, as part of the ongoing work of Leonard Cheshire Disability, to indentify and celebrate outstandingly creative achievements that promotes a more inclusive world for people with disabilities. As such the awards acknowledged both disabled and non-disabled individuals who are champions in this field and have demonstrated high achievement and outstanding creativity in their work.

Previous winners have included the novelist Sue Townsend, the journalists Peter White and Frank Gardner and such organisations as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English National Opera and the Donmar Warehouse.