David Long wins Blue Peter Book of the Year

Agency author David Long has been awarded the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2017, for Survivors: Extraordinary Tales from the Wild and Beyond. His second book for Faber & Faber, it includes classic adventures such as Shackleton’s remarkable exploits in the Antarctic as well as more recent examples of personal courage and endurance such as those which inspired the Hollywood blockbusters 127 Hours and The Revenant. From a shortlist drawn up by a professional panel, the winning book was chosen by a vote of primary school children across the UK.

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David Long

David Long spent 25 years writing features for national newspapers and editing glossy magazines before turning to books, initially as a ghostwriter. Since then, under his own name, he is the author of many successful non-fiction titles for adults and children. With an engaging historical focus, h...More about David Long