AUSTENLAND is headed for Utah! The Sundance Film Festival has selected the adaptation of Shannon Hale’s novel of the same name as one of the 16 films in the Dramatic Competition category. Woohoo!
You can read the full press release here with a picture of leading actors Kerri Russell and Bret McKenzie at the top of the page.
To learn more the book and its sequel, MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND, click here to visit Shannon Hale’s author page.
It’s been a busy month here at BG Literary. Busy busy busy! Especially as the end of year lists begin to appear along with the children’s book awards season.
The first BIG NEWS is that William Alexander’s debut novel GOBLIN SECRETS is now a National Book Award WINNER! *muppet flail* Congrats to Will for that wonderful honor. You can learn more about the award and other 2012 winners here.
The other BIG NEWS is that we are happy to announce that Jo Knowles’s novel, SEE YOU AT HARRY’s, and Michael Ian Black’s picture book, I’M BORED (which is illustrated by the equally notable and wonderful artist Debbie Ohi), are both named as New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2012. Click here to see the full article.
Congrats to William Alexander whose debut middle grade novel GOBLIN SECRETS is nominated for a 2012 National Book Award!
Click here for more information about all the 2012 nominees and their books.
Tim Wynne-Jones has won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction for his wonderful novel BLINK & CAUTION.
See the official press release here:
Karen Healey has won the 2010 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel for her debut novel GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD!
See a list of all the winners here: http://www.aurealisawards.com
Summer is almost here! And with the warmer weather comes the latest Kids’ Indie Next List for Summer 2011 featuring:
Kat, Incorrigible is causing quite a stir!
It’s been long-listed for the British Fantasy Society’s Best Novel Award and the Branford Boase Award http://www.branfordboaseaward.org.uk/BBA/bbastart.html
It was also selected by the UK’s National Reading Agency for the 2011 Summer Reading Challenge (run through 95% of the public libraries in the UK): http://www.readingagency.org.uk/children/summer-reading-challenge/
Congrats to Karen Healey for her book GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD, which is now a finalist for the following awards:
2011 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards: http://www.booksellers.co.nz/awards/new-zealand-post-childrens-book-awards/nz-post-childrens-book-awards-finalists-2011)
2011 William C. Morris Award: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris
2010 Australian Shadows Awards: http://australianhorror.com/index.php?view=256
2010 Aurealis Awards: http://www.aurealisawards.com/index.htm
2010 Golden Inky Award: http://www.insideadog.com.au/inkys/2010-shortlist
It was also shortlisted as one of the 2010 Best Books For Teens (KirkusReviews) and as one of the 2011 Best Books For Young Adults (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestficya/bfya2011.cfm)