Another week, another Scottish shortlist. Scottish Book Trust have just announced the brand new Scottish Teenage Book Prize. This is where children aged 12 to a6 read and vote for the books on the shortlist. And they are:
Keith Gray, The Last Soldier
Joan Lennon, Silver Skin
Claire McFall, Black Cairn Point
I know that the first two are terrific books, so I fully expect Claire’s to be as well. I’m glad that the reading and voting teens will have great stuff to get on with, and may the best great author win on March 1st next year.
As with the bookbug award, shortlisted authors receive £500 per book, and the winning author will receive £3,000.