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About Nicki Thornton

Nicki Thornton has run an independent bookshop with her husband for more than ten years and loves the wonderful alchemy that comes from bringing together authors and readers. Her favourite part of the job is hearing from children about the books they love, including from her own two boys, and this inspired her to start to write. Her dream of seeing her own name on the shelves has come closer with her magical murder mystery The Last Chance Hotel winning the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2016.

Accolades and awards

  • THE LAST CHANCE HOTEL
    WINNER of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2016
    Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award 2019
    Longlisted for the CrimeFest Awards 2019

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And the winner is ...

There's been lots of lively discussion this week as our panel of judges gathered to discuss this year’s incredible Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition and IET 150 Award shortlists. The journey to choosing our winners was no easy task ...

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Introducing the 2021 Times/Chicken House and IET Competition Judging Panels!

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We’re very excited to be announcing the winners of our Times/Chicken House and IET 150 prizes NEXT WEEK – yippee! So, we thought we’d better introduce ...

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