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A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019

A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos has been shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019.

Here's the announcement news:

Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019

It’s our enormous pleasure to share with you our Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists for 2019. Coming as our award celebrates its 15th anniversary, this year’s selections – as always chosen by our booksellers - mark our continuing commitment to supporting and discovering the finest new talent in children’s publishing today.

Over its 15 year history the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize has helped to shape the landscape of contemporary children’s literature, championing rising stars including Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Katherine Rundell and Jonny Duddle. After last year saw Angie Thomas’s internationally acclaimed modern classic The Hate U Give storm to victory, all eyes will be on the contenders for this year’s crown. We’ll be unveiling the category winners and our ultimate overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 on Thursday 21 March and you can follow all the latest news on our social media channels. We wish all our nominees the very best of luck!

Older Fiction Shortlist

Standing on the cusp of the most daring and experimental new trends – not to mention where Hollywood comes calling - Older Fiction is where some of the most exciting contemporary storytelling happens. Amongst the astonishing range and diversity on display there’s the sweeping, fantasy of rich and strange new worlds alongside myth-born epic and cutting edge contemporary drama: talent to take your breath away.

  • Christelle Dabos, A Winter's Promise
  • Ele Fountain, Boy 87
  • Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
  • Malcolm Duffy, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me.
  • Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X
  • Tracy Darnton, The Truth About Lies