The Rainbow List is “a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. The Rainbow Book List presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age.”
Pantomime has been nominated for the American Library Association YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks list in the Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-questioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and their Allies Category! Very cool and honoured to be included.
I’m delighted to announce that Pantomime has been shortlisted for the North East Teenage Book Award!
About the award: “The NE Teen Book Award has been running for 15 years and around 30 schools take part, with students aged between 13 and 16. The readers themselves are responsible for choosing the winner.”
This is incredibly exciting! I’m looking forward to perhaps taking my first trip down to Newcastle for the ceremony in January/February, and I hope the students who read Pantomime enjoy it!
Congratulations to the other authors on the shortlist as well:
Emma Pass, Acid
Paula Rawsthorne, Blood Tracks
Kerry Drewery, A Dream of Lights
Alison Rattle, The Quietness
Matt Whyman, The Savages