I am so thrilled Notes on My Family has been long listed for the 2018 Branford Boase Award!
The award is for new writers and their editors and is now in its eighteenth year. It’s a really exciting long list and I’m so pleased to be there!
Here is the full long list.
Good luck to all the authors and editors!
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe, edited by Fiona Kennedy (Head of Zeus: Zephyr)
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr, edited by Ruth Knowles (Penguin)
Troublemakers by Catherine Barter, edited by Chloe Sackur and Charlie Sheppard (Andersen Press)
Ink by Alice Broadway, edited by Genevieve Herr (Scholastic)
The Starman and Me by Sharon Cohen, edited by Sarah Lambert (Quercus Children’s Books)
No Filter by Orlagh Collins, edited by Hannah Sandford (Bloomsbury)
Notes on My Family by Emily Critchley edited by Mikka Haugaard (Everything With Words)
Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin, edited by Leah Thaxton (Faber)
Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan, edited by Clare Whitson and Elv Moody (OUP)
Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans, edited by Rachel Leyshon (Chicken House)
Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green, edited by Linas Alsenas (Scholastic)
Countless by Karen Gregory, edited by Hannah Sandford (Bloomsbury)
Kick by Mitch Johnson, edited by Rebecca Hill and Becky Walker (Usborne)
The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr, edited by Rachel Leyshon (Chicken House)
Potter’s Boy by Tony Mitton, edited by Anthony Hinton (David Fickling Books)
The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles, edited by Polly Lyall-Grant (Hodder Children’s Books)
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson edited by Lauren Fortune (Scholastic)
The City of Secret Rivers by Jacob Sager Weinstein, edited by Gill Evans (Walker Books)
A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson, edited by Lucy Pearse (Macmillan)
Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist by John Young, edited by Lois Wilson-McFarland and Sally Polson (Floris)