The shortlist for the 2019 Branford Boase Award has been announced, and includes the following titles of genre interest.
“The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist.” Judges for the 2019 award are Sanchita Basu De Sarkar, Julia Eccleshare (chair), Louise Johns-Shepherd, Mitch Johnson, and Ellen Krajewski. The winning author will be announced at a ceremony in London UK on June 27, 2019 and will receive a check for £1,000. The author and editor of the winning book will both receive “a unique, hand-crafted silver-inlaid box.”
For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the Branford Boase Award site.
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