2015 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize longlist


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The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize or Guardian Award is a literary award that annually recognises one fiction book written for children or young adults (at least age seven) and published in the United Kingdom. It is conferred upon the author of the book by The Guardian newspaper, which established it in 1965 and inaugurated it in 1967. It is a lifetime award in that previous winners are not eligible
Previous winners of the prize include Mark Haddon for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, “Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman, “How I Live Now” by Meg Rosoff, “The Illustrated Mum” by Jacqueline Wilson, Frank Cottrell Boyce with “The Unforgotten Coat”and last year’s winner Piers Torday with “The Dark Wild”.
The judging panel (made up this year of authors including previous winners Piers Torday and Jenny Valentine and one other author to be announced) will be chaired by Julia Eccleshare, Guardian children’s books editor.

 

2015 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize longlist

· “Five children on the Western Front” 

by Kate Saunders

 

· “My Name’s Not Friday” 

by Jon Walte

 

· “An Island of our Own” 

by Sally Nicholls

 

· “The Lie Tree”

by Frances Hardinge

· “El Deafo by Cece Bell”

by Cece Bell

 

· “A song for Ella Grey” 

by David Almondl

 

· “All the Bright Places” 

by Jennifer Niven

 

· “Apple and Rain”

by Sarah Crossan

The Guardian newspaper are also running a Young Critics Competition 2015 for readers and aspiring critics aged under 18. More information on the indivdual titles and authors can be found on the Guardian website.
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