The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2015 longlist

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Children's fiction prize The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2015 longlist was announced earlier today, Friday 10th July. This literary award, first established in 1965, honours and recognises outstanding Junior and Young Adult fiction and has a reputation of selecting books that have become instant classics including Philip Pullman's Northern Lights, Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Patrick Ness' The Knife of Never Letting Go amongst many others.

This year's longlist consisting of 8 titles brings to the fore all that makes children's literature great: the imagination, the diversity, the humour, the accessibility and of course the compelling narratives. The children and young adult genres continue to grow and exponentially, and with good reason. Junior fiction has something to offer people of all ages and without doubt, any of these books will provide a fascinating read for readers both young and old. 

This year's panel of judges includes previous longlisted and winning authors Piers Torday, Natasha Farrant and Jenny Valentine.

The winner of The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize will be announced on 19th November 2015.

2015 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize longlist

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The Guardian newspaper are also running a Young Critics Competition 2015 for readers and aspiring critics aged under 18. More information on the individual titles and authors can be found on the Guardian website.




A Song for Ella Greyand the winner is... A song for Ella Grey by David Almond. Congratulations to David.

Read David Almond wins Guardian children's fiction prize (Guardian, 19 Nov)

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