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Jason Wallace was born in Cheltenham in 1969 but moved to London after his parents split up. Aged 12 his life was turned upside down when his mother remarried and the family emigrated to Zimbabwe. It was this experience in a tough boarding school during the aftermath of the war for independence that forms the foundation of his incredible frst novel, Out of Shadows, which won the Costa Children’s Book Award, UKLA Award and the Branford Boase Award. This raw and powerful coming-of-age novel set in a boarding school in Zimbabwe in the 1980s just after Mugabe came to power was described by the Costa Award judges as ‘a stunning debut novel without a false note. Accomplished and powerful, it changes the way you think.’

Jason is related to Tolkien and a descendent of one of the first International English cricketers, and also of the world-renowned Victorian circus owner “Lord” George Sanger. He was born in Cheltenham in 1969 but moved to London after his parents split up. Aged 12 his life was turned upside down when his mother remarried and the family emigrated to Zimbabwe. It was this experience in a tough boarding school during the aftermath of the war for independence that forms the foundation of his incredible first novel. And he did actually meet Robert Mugabe when he visited his school. Jason is currently a web designer, living in South West London with his partner and son.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Jason Wallace

Encounters by Jason Wallace
Encounters
Jason Wallace
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events | An utterly absorbing novel based on the real-life phenomenon of a group of Zimbabwean...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace
Out of Shadows
Jason Wallace
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "A stunning debut novel without a false note. Accomplished and powerful, it changes the way you think." Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2011....
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/10/2012
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace
Out of Shadows
Jason Wallace
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2011. Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "A stunning debut novel without a false note. Accomplished and powerful, it changes the way you think."...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2010

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