The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2016: The Longlist

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:

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

Crongton Knights by Alex Wheatle

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Sweet Pizza by GR Gemin

Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

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.





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