Actually, it’s been years since I paid attention to lit prize lists. However, I must say that children’s lit prize shortlisted, and even longlisted, books have rarely disappointed me, unlike, say, the Booker’s shortlists and winners.
This year’s longlist for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize:
This year’s judges are David Almond, Kate Saunders and SF Said.
The shortlist will be released in October, while the winner will be announced on 17th November.
For a one-stop read about the shortlisted titles and authors, read the Guardian’s article.