The inaugural shortlist for the Diverse Book Awards, created “to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK during 2019, both traditionally and self-published,” has been announced. Works of genre interest follow.
- Tin Boy, Steve Cole, illustrated by Oriol Vidal (Barrington Stoke)
Best Young Adult
- The Tunnels Below, Nadine Wild-Palmer (Pushkin Children’s)
- Do You Dream of Terra-Two?, Temi Oh (Saga)
The 2020 judges are Rebekah Banda, Alicia Cruz, Caroline Fielding, Rob Green, Luisa Maria, and Samantha Williams.
Winners will be announced at the Hashtag BLAK party in October 22, 2020. Winners receive “a trophy, a PR campaign from the award winning Literally PR, an interview/feature in Pen & Inc magazine and more!”
For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the Diverse Book Awards website.
While you are here, please take a moment to support Locus with a one-time or recurring donation. We rely on reader donations to keep the magazine and site going, and would like to keep the site paywall free, but WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT to continue quality coverage of the science fiction and fantasy field.