The Branford Boase Award is given to the author and editor of an outstanding debut novel for seven year-olds and upwards. It has an impressive record of identifying talented authors at the start of their careers. Meg Rosoff, who recently won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, won in 2005 with How I Live Now.
The shortlist of six outstanding debut novels includes the following titles that can be read on RM Books:
- Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr, edited by Ben Horslen and Tig Wallace (12+)
- The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt, edited by Ben Horslen (9+)
- My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons, edited by Kirsty Stansfield (YA)
- The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson, edited by Bella Pearson (13+)
Congratulations to all authors, editors, illustrators and publishers.
The winner of the Branford Boase Award 2016 will be announced on Thursday 7th July.