The 2013 Branford Boase Award shortlist has been announced. The award is given to a debut author of an outstanding first novel for young people; the editors are also honored.
Works of genre interest on the shortlist include After the Snow by S.D. Crockett, edited by Emma Young (Macmillan); Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan, edited by Mara Berman (Walker); and Black Arts by Andrew Prentice & Jonathan Weil, edited by Simon Mason (David Fickling). The winner will be announced at a ceremony July 11, 2013 in London.