Awards & Winners

Robert Westall

Date of Birth 07-October-1929
Place of Birth North Shields
(United Kingdom, Tyne and Wear, England, Northumberland)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Robert Atkinson Westall
Profession Novelist, Writer, Author
Robert Atkinson Westall was a British author, teacher and journalist best known for his children's fiction, although he also wrote non-fiction and wrote specifically for adults. Many of his novels aimed at a teenage audience deal with complex, dark and adult themes. He has been described as "the dean of British war novelists". His first book, The Machine Gunners won the 1975 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject. It was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works for the 70th anniversary celebration in 2007, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite. Westall also won a second Carnegie, a Smarties Prize, and the once-in-a-lifetime Guardian Prize.

Awards by Robert Westall

Check all the awards nominated and won by Robert Westall.


Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Honored for : The Kingdom by the Sea

Nominations 1991 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize The Kingdom by the Sea


Nominations 1990 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Locus Award for Best Collection Antique Dust


Nestlé Smarties Book Prize
Honored for : Blitzcat
(Gold Award, 9-11 years )


Carnegie Medal in Literature
Honored for : The Scarecrows


Carnegie Medal in Literature
Honored for : The Machine Gunners