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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David Bellos longlisted for HWA awards

4th July 2017

David Bellos’ The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventures of Les Miserables has been longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association’s Non-Fiction Crown 2017 awards.

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Edward Dusinberre wins at RPS Music Awards 2017

10th May 2017

Edward Dusinberre has won the RPS Music Award 2017 for Creative Communication with his book Beethoven for a Later Age.

The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards recognise outstanding musical achievement across the UK, with projects, artists and organisations from across the UK receiving accolades.

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The Girl of Ink and Stars Wins at British Book Awards

9th May 2017

Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s debut novel The Girl of Ink & Stars has won the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year. Judges praised the poetic beauty of the novel and were impressed by the time and effort put into editorial and production for a debut author. The book beat strong competition including Tom Fletcher’s The Christmasaurus, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and David Walliams’ The World’s Worst Children.

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Two Janklow authors on Branford Boase Shortlist

8th May 2017

Amber Lee Dodd’s We Are Giants and Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Girl of Ink & Stars have both been shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017.

The award is given annually to the author and editor of an outstanding debut novel for children. Previous winners include Philip Reeve, Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness and Frances Hardinge.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 5th July at a ceremony in London.

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave wins Waterstones Book of the Year 2017

31st March 2017

The winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year 2017 is Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s extraordinary debut, The Girl of Ink & Stars!

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