You may have come across the name Terry Cooper in your recent sci-fi searches on the internet or perhaps his name has popped up in a local bookstore.
He’s the fella behind the Kangazang! series of books that we’ve featured on Kasterborous before; he’s also the intrepid chap who travelled over to Tunisia to repair the famous igloo there that appeared in the original Star Wars series!
Fans of his work (which include old Sixy Colin Baker who has described some of Cooper’s work as better than the late, great Douglas Adams) will be pleased to find out that the author has been nominated for a rather powerful award in the fiction category of the People’s Book Prize 2012/2013.
Cooper is up against eleven other finalists but we’re sure that he’ll do very well whatever the outcome. However it must be said that winning a prize such as this certainly holds a strong significance. The Peoples Book Prize is very important as the winners are chosen by members of the public rather than a committee or a board or whoever is behind voting systems these days. Although Cooper suggets that he is happy just to go along for the ride….
“I look forward to attending the awards ceremony next year  and meeting the other finalists.”
…we’re sure he’ll be absolutely thrilled to be named winner.
Voting for Peoples Book Prize reopens on the 21st of May 2013 and the winners will be announced on the 29th May 2013. You can find out what all the fuss is about if you like by picking up a copy of Kangazang! Star Stuff by Terry Cooper from www.kangazang.co.uk .