Kiran Millwood Hargrave longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

15th February 2018

Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s second novel, The Island at the End of Everything has been longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018.

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Sharon Cohen longlisted for Branford Boase 2018

5th February 2018

Sharon Cohen’s debut children’s novel, Starman and Me has been longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018.

The Branford Boase Award aims to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, and is given annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist. The shortlist will be published on 2nd May 2018.

The Starman and Me explores where we have come from and where we are moving to - it’s about the magic of DNA, the power of identity, and the importance of caring for each other.

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Guo and Millwood Hargrave nominated for Jhalak Prize

1st February 2018

Two Janklow authors have been selected for the longlist of the 2017 Jhalak Prize. Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Island at the End of Everything and Xiaolu Guo’s Once Upon A Time in the East have both been longlisted.

Started by authors Sunny Singh and Nikesh Shukla and Media Diversified, with support from The Authors’ Club and a prize donated by an anonymous benefactor the prize exists, to celebrate the achievements of British writers of colour. The aim is the find the best writers of colour in the country.

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Guo and Rutherford shortlisted at NBCC Awards

23rd January 2018

Two J&N authors have been selected for the category shortlists of the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

Adam Rutherford’s debut, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, has been nominated for Non-Fiction, while Xiaolu Guo’s Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China (Once Upon a Time in the East in the UK) has been nominated for Autobiography.

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Rebecca Stott wins at Costa Book Awards

3rd January 2018

Rebecca Stott’s powerful memoir, In the Days of Rain, has won the Costa Biography Book Award.

The judges said that the book was “a stand-out winner. We were all gripped and astonished by this unique life and the exquisite way she tells it.”

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Awards

24th November 2017

Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s gorgeous second novel, The Island at the End of Everything, has been shortlisted for Best Story at the Blue Peter Book Awards.

Since 2000, the enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children. The winners will be selected by an expert reading panel made up of hundreds of children in schools all over the UK. The winning titles will be revealed live on Blue Peter on 1st March 2018, World Book Day.

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Three Janklow titles on the Costa Book Awards shortlists

22nd November 2017

Janklow & Nesbit has authors in three categories of this year’s Costa Book Awards.

In Biography, Xiaolu Guo’s Once Upon a Time in the East and Rebecca Stott’s In the Days of Rain make up half of the total shortlist for the category.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Island at the End of Everything has been nominated in the Children’s category, while Kiran herself is also a judge in the Poetry category.

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Harriet Cummings shortlisted in BAMB Readers Awards

6th October 2017

Harriet Cummings, whose debut novel We All Begin as Strangers was released in April this year, has been nominated by booksellers for the shortlist of the Breakthrough Author category in the Books are my Bag Readers Awards 2017.

The novel is set in 1984 in England, and someone is slipping into homes through back doors and open windows in the village of Heathcote. What’s more, the perpetrator knows everything about everyone - leaving curious objects in their homes, or taking things from them.

When beloved Anna goes missing, the whole community fears she’s been kidnapped.

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Ed Yong shortlisted for Science Book Prize

3rd August 2017

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong has been selected for the shortlist for The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017. The prize is in its 30 year, and celebrates the best science writing for a non-specialist audience.

The judges praised the variety of books on the shortlist, each grappling with “the big questions of our time”, as well as the creative techniques used to marry scientific discovery with an engaging “comprehensive and enjoyable” narrative.

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Derek Miller shortlisted for Gold Dagger

2nd August 2017

Derek B. Miller’s novel The Girl in Green has been selected for the 2017 shortlist of the Gold Dagger Award.

The Girl in Green is a brilliantly original and timely tragi-comedy about the consequences of the war in Syria and misguided attempts to help.

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