“Iceland worthwhile” for Gregory Huges with the Booktrust Teenage prize.

“Iceland worthwhile” for Gregory Huges with the Booktrust Teenage prize.

Gregory Huges first novel “Unhooking the Moon” follows the fascinating road trip of two brothers from Canada to New York in search of their uncle. What makes this trip intriguing was their lack of any information about their uncle, apart from knowing his name and that he is a “drug dealer”. It provably somewhat reflects, or in other words inspired by the author’s personal history involving teenage years spent in a home for wayward boys in Liverpool and a nomadic life in Canada and America. The book seem to have been conceived in a cold, dismal, room in Reykjavik, where the writer spend long nights, pushing himself to the limits to finish without the assurance that it will ever be published.

In 2003, Booktrust Teenage prize was first awarded, to recognise and celebrate the best contemporary writing for teenagers…..Read more