I'm very excited that Welcome to Nowhere has been longlisted for the 2018 UKLA Award. The other books on both lists are brilliant, so I'm not holding my breath.
Thank you, too, to the Trinity Schools Book Award for shortlisting my book, and congratulations to Sarah Govett for her win with The Territory. Great to be on the shortlist, too, for the Southwark Award. Congratulations to Lisa Thompson for her win with Goldfish Boy. Sorry I haven't read them yet, but I'm going to!
It's brilliant, too, to be on the Leeds Book Award shortlist as well as the Hull Children's Book Keystage 3 Award.
Happy reading to all the judges!