SLARI has been setting up a new book award for secondary schools in Ireland to participate in.
We will be communicating with schools about this shortly. The award is for a debut fiction book for young adults and the winners will be elected by reader votes.
We are pleased to announce the shortlist which was decided upon by a working group of SLARI members:
The Best Medicine by Christine Hamill (Little Island 2016 )
The Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden (Puffin 2016)
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle (Corgi 2015)
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit (A. Knopf 2016)
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (David Flicking 2015)
Weightless /by Sarah Bannan (Bloomsbury 2015)
The Serpent King /by Jeff Zentner (Random House 2016)
Orangeboy /by Patrice Lawrence (Hachette 2016)