Rebecca Stead has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for Liar & Spy. Stead is the first American to win the prize. It was opened to American writers in 2012.
"It’s always interesting in children’s fiction to see what’s coming from the US, and it’s appropriate that this Newbery-winning author be highly regarded in the UK too," Eccleshare said. "It is a quiet book, but although the drama is finely-tuned, the overall impact is powerful, moving and surprising."