Young Norfolk bookseller recognised with national award

Jacob Tunks from Wymondham has been awarded the James Patterson’s Young Bookseller Special Achieveme

Jacob Tunks from Wymondham has been awarded the James Patterson’s Young Bookseller Special Achievement Award. Photo: Ketts Books - Credit: Archant

Best-selling author James Patterson has announced a teenager from Norfolk as the winner of a national bookseller award.

Jacob Tunks, 16, from Wymondham, has been a volunteer at community bookshop Ketts Books in the town for three years, and was nominated for the James Patterson Young Bookseller Special Achievement Award by his co-workers.

The award, created by best selling fiction writer James Patterson, recognises the outstanding contribution of booksellers under the age of 25 who have worked in a bookshop for a year or more.

Mr Tunks was one of 20 winners, who all received a prize of £500.

The 16-year-old said: "It has been a privilege to volunteer at Kett's Books for the last three years. This award was totally out of the blue, I was unaware that I had been nominated let alone win. The fact that I have been recognised and appreciated for that is really touching."


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