Greta Thunberg is named author of the year for her published collection of speeches
- Teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg is named Waterstones’ author of the year
- Her new book contains a collection of her speeches about climate change
- Miss Thunberg spearheaded a global movement to take environmental action
Teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg (pictured in April) has been named Waterstones’ author of the year for her first book, No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference
Teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has been named Waterstones’ author of the year for her first book, No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference.
The 16-year-old activist’s work, published in May, is a collection of her speeches about climate change.
The British book retailer also chose Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse as its book of the year, beating The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams.
Miss Atwood’s book was named joint winner of this year’s Booker Prize. A cookery book, Dishoom, and a picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species also featured in the 11-strong shortlist.
Miss Thunberg, from Sweden, was nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize after spearheading a global movement demanding world leaders take action over climate change. It led to co-ordinated school strikes across the globe.