We are thrilled to announce the results of this year’s Laurus Trust Book Awards (LTBAs)!

After much anticipation, the ceremony took place this April, and it was a resounding success.

LTBA elective students from our Trust High Schools came together at Laurus Ryecroft to celebrate the LTBAs and find out which book would be crowned the winner.

After the votes of all our elective members were counted, the winning book of the 2023-24 LTBAs was revealed to be This Book Kills by Ravena Guron!


LTBAs 2023-24: the final results


First Place

This Book Kills by Ravena Guron. Nominated by Didsbury High School.

Second Place

Speak Up! by Rebecca Burgess. Nominated by Laurus Ryecroft.

Third Place

Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree. Nominated by Hazel Grove High School.

Fourth Place

Let’s Play Murder by Kesia Lupo. Nominated by Cheadle Hulme High School.

Fifth Place

Ravencave by Marcus Sedgwick. Nominated by Laurus Cheadle Hulme and Priestnall School.



During the ceremony, students took part in a range of exciting book related activities and had some delicious cake and treats.

A Laurus Trust Book Awards Cake sits on a decorated table surrounded by the shortlisted books in the 2023 to 2024 competition.

It was a spectacular day of celebrations to bring an end to a fantastic year for the LTBAs, full of author talks and reading fun!

We would like to thank all of our LTBA students, staff and the nominated authors for supporting the awards throughout the year.

For those who missed it, you can read about the start of the book awards and the nominated books in our previous post.

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event a success!



This post is an update to our November announcement of the annual book awards initiative.