Adam Perrott, author of children’s book “Eerie Deirdre Darkly”, became the first recipient of The People’s Book Prize “Beryl Bainbridge Prize For A First Time Author” at an awards ceremony in Central London on Wednesday 21st July, 2010.
Swapping his usual ‘kid friendly’ attire for a tuxedo, Adam beat off stiff competition from all categories to take the prize. The honour had been created in the name of the late Dame Beryl Bainbridge, Patron of the People’s Book Prize, who sadly died just 3 weeks ago.
In his speech, Adam (27) spoke of his happiness and surprise on receiving the award and thanked his wife and 2 children, Caleb (3) and Penny (7 months) for whom he is the primary carer. After the ceremony, he joked that it would be strange to go back to feeding bottles and Spiderman action figures after such an amazing evening as his children wouldn’t care he was an award winning author; he is just daddy to them.
Adam’s book “Eerie Deirdre...