The UK Literary Association has included Half Brother in its 2012 shortlist for best children's book for twelve to sixteen year-olds. I'm delighted to be in the company of celebrated UK writers like Kevin Brooks, Patrick Ness and Andy Mulligan. This is the first time a book of mine has been nominated for this award.The full shortlist is below.
Long Lankin, Lindsey Barraclough
iBoy. Kevin Brooks
Being Billy, Phil Earle
Trash, Andy Mulligan
A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness Illus. Jim Kay
Half Brother, Kenneth Oppel