‘Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief’ has been shortlisted for the 2016 Norma K. Hemming Award, which recognises excellence in the exploration of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction. The winner will be announced on the 27th of March. Congratulations to all the other nominees! For a full list of the nominees, […]
For the last eight months or so, on and off, I’ve been writing a screenplay adaptation of ‘How to catch a Bogle’ (‘A Very Unusual Pursuit’, in Australia) with director Darren Ashton and producers Jodie Matterson and Kate Keegan. The first draft of this screenplay, which was written under […]
‘A Very Singular Guild’ has been named as a ‘Notable Book’ in the Younger Readers category of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards for 2015. It’s unusual to have a sequel distinguished in this way, so I’m very chuffed. Here is the full list of Younger Reader Notable Books, as […]
The audiobook of ‘How to Catch a Bogle’, narrated by Mandy Williams, has been shortlisted for an Audie Award by the Audio Publisher’s Association (APA) in the United States. ‘How to Catch a Bogle’ is a finalist in the ‘Children’s Titles for Ages 8-12′ category. The winners will be announced on May the 28th. The […]
‘A Very Unusual Pursuit’ has been shortlisted for the 2015 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYBRA), in the ‘Younger Readers’ category. Shortlisted titles are voted on by young readers across Western Australia. The full list of shortlisted books can be found at the WAYBRA website.
‘A Plague of Bogles’ (published as ‘A Very Peculiar Plague‘ in Australia) has been selected as a ‘Junior Library Guild Selection’ for Spring 2015. The Junior Library Guild is a collection development and book review service used by thousands of schools and public libraries throughout the U.S.A. Here is the full list of JLG Spring […]
Congratulations to Mandy Williams, who narrated the Listening Library’s audiobook of ‘How to Catch a Bogle’. Her work has been nominated for a Voice Arts Award, in the category of ‘Audio Book Narration – Children (ages 6 to 12), Best Female Voice’. The Voice Arts Awards are an international competition run by the Society of […]
Here’s an interesting bit of news. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has posted the result of a survey listing ten books banned in various Texas school districts during 2013-14. The Vanguard Academy Charter School banned five of these ten books at a secondary level – and one of them was The Reformed Vampire […]