The Bookseller – Information – Varied Guide Awards longlists revealed

The longlists for the Numerous Guide Awards have been revealed, whittled down from 110 submissions throughout three classes.

Created by creator Abiola Bello and publicist Helen Lewis, the annual award acknowledges various and inclusive books by UK and Eire-based authors throughout kids’s, YA and grownup books.

The shortlists might be revealed on 20 September and the winners in every class might be introduced on 20 October.

Bello mentioned: “I used to be overwhelmed by the entries for this yr’s awards. We had entries from the massive 5, indies and self-published authors and the usual was so excessive. I like studying about new books from authors I have never heard of. however I additionally wish to see new books from authors who’ve been listed earlier than, as a result of it exhibits that these authors are frequently bringing the varied content material that I would like. The Numerous Guide Awards proceed to focus on the most effective of various books. I do know the jury that they had may be very troublesome to evaluate and I’m very happy with the lengthy listing. I hope everybody champions these superb authors.”

The winner in every class will obtain a prize package deal together with a glass trophy, VIP entry to 12 months of on-line creator advertising and marketing and branding workshops hosted by Actually PR, editorial content material in Pen&Inc and the chance to be a part of the winner’s panel hosted by the Creator Faculty. Playlist Guide Field can even create a restricted version ebook field for winners.

Lewis mentioned there was a 40 p.c improve within the variety of books submitted this yr. “That is nice information, not only for the award itself because it continues to realize recognition and acceptance within the publishing business, but it surely additionally demonstrates that increasingly more books are being launched by publishers. The Numerous Guide Awards was one of many first awards open to each self-published and historically printed authors. For readers, it is the story itself that counts, not the trail to publication.”

Longlists in full:


Sister Black Water by Zen Cho (Pan Macmillan)
His solely spouse by Peace Adzo Medium (Oneworld)
Shut relations by Kia Abdullah (HQ)
Open water by Caleb Azumah Nelson (Viking Books)
Ten days by Austin Duffy (Grant)
The Satan Kneads the Bread by Lisa Allen-Agostini (Myriad Editions)
The day I fell off my island by Yvonne Bailey-Smith (Myriad Editions)
Island of the Misplaced Timber by Elif Shafak (Viking Books)
The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson (HQ)
Inn by Saima Mir (Level Clean)
At the present time of a sky by Leone Ross (Faber)
Studying listing by Sara Nisha Adams (HarperCollins)


Ace of spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Usborne)
Being Amani by Annabelle Steele (Hashtag BLAK)
Hani and Ishu’s information to faux courting by Adiba Jaagirdar (Hodder Kids’s Books)
I’m Winter by Denise Brown (Hashtag Press)
Pores and skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen (Penguin Random Home for Kids)
Splinters of Sunshine by Patrice Lawrence (Hodder Kids’s Books)
Wait one other day by Juno Dawson (Quercus Kids’s Group)
The passing by Manjeet Mann (Penguin Random Home for Kids)
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaagirdar (Hodder Kids’s Books)
This Is My Fact by Yasmin Rahman (Sizzling Key Books)
Why are we afraid? by Keren David (scholastic)
You’re the one I would like by Simon James Inexperienced (Scholastic)

For the kids

Danny Chung would not do math, by Maisie Chan, illustrated by Anh Cao (Piccadilly Press)
Hey you!
by Dapo Adeola, Diane Ewan, Onyinye Iwu, Jade Orlando, Bec Glendining, Derick Brooks, Joelle Avelino, Dunni Mustapha, Kingsley Nebechi, Chanté Timothy, Nicole Miles, Camilla Sucre, Jobe Anderson, Alyissa Johnson, Chatlot Kristensen, Sharee Miller, Reggie Brown, Selom Sunu, Gladys Jose (Penguin Random Home for Kids)
How I saved the world in every week by Polly Ho-Yen, illustrated by George Ermos (Simon & Schuster Kids’s UK)
Kiki Kallira breaks a kingdom by Sangu Mandanna (Hodder Kids’s Group)
Me, my father and the tip of the rainbow by Benjamin Dean, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat (Simon & Schuster Kids’s UK)
Rumaysa: A fairy story by Radiya Hafiza, illustrated by Rhaida El Touny (Macmillan Kids’s Books)
Greatest Diwali ever by Sonali Shah, Illustrator Chaaya Prabhat (Scholastic)
The lightning catcher by Claire Weze (Bloomsbury Kids’s Books)
The Rapping Princess by Hannah Lee, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan (Faber)
The shark caller by Zillah Bethell (Usborne)
The Very Merry Homicide Membership by Abiola Bello, Annabelle Sami, Benjamin Dean, Dominique Valente, Elle McNicoll, EL Norry, Maisie Chan, Roopa Farooki, Nizrana Farook, Patrice Lawrence, Joanna Williams, Serena Patel, Sharna Jackson, illustrated by Harry Woodgate. Edited by Robin Stevens and Serena Patel (Farshore)
Vi Spy: License to chill out by Maz Evans (Hen Home)

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