The British Book Awards 2024


Katherine Rundell scooped two awards © David Parry 


The 2024 British Book Awards had their big night at Grosvenor House in London, celebrating both book Katherine Rundell and trade award winners. – who scooped the awards for Author of the Year and Children’s Fiction – spoke of the importance of children having access to books: "I worry that if we cut children off from books, we cut them off from a life of reading", she said. The author (and Nibbies judge) Jacqueline Wilson, who presented Rundell with the Author of the Year award to huge applause, said the event was her favourite publishing party.

Montegrappa’s support of this year's British Book Awards culminated in a special, custom-made fountain pen for Katherine Rundell 2024 Author of the Year.

The British Book Awards is a prestigious event that recognises excellence across various categories, from fiction and non-fiction to children's literature and more. It is a true celebration of the power of storytelling and the impact it has on our lives.

At Montegrappa, we understand the importance of literature in shaping our society and inspiring countless readers. We believe in the magic of a well-crafted story andthe beauty of the written language, which is why we are proud to align ourselves with The British Book Awards and its mission.

Montegrappa created a pen to match the vibrant colours of Katherine Rundell's latest novel,

"Impossible Creatures," with hues of deep blue and fiery red, reflecting the book's captivating cover art that features a fantastical blend of the sky and mythical creatures, enhancing her recognition as the Winner Author of the Year at The British Book Awards 2024.



The past 12 months has confirmed Katherine Rundell as the pre-eminent children's author of her generation. On publication of her middle-grade title Impossible Creatures (named Children's Fiction Book of the Year), author Michael Morpurgo asserted: "There was Tolkien, there is Pullman, and now there is Katherine Rundell."

See our Past Winners from 2020