Winning Year: 2014
Author: Kevin Brooks
Title: The Bunker Diary

Original Publisher: Puffin Books
Current Publisher: Penguin
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141326122
In Print

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.


Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. Brooks has won the Branford Boase Award and been shortlisted for the Guardian
Children's Fiction Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Manchester Book Award and for the Carnegie Medal. He is the author of BeingBlack Rabbit Summer, Killing God, iBoy and Naked for Penguin.