Created by award-winning author Abiola Bello and award-winning publicist Helen Lewis, the Diverse Book Awards highlights the best of the diverse voices published in the UK and Ireland. This year’s winner will be announced on 20 October 2022 at an in-person ceremony at Waterstones Piccadilly.
Benjamin Dean is nominated for his debut novel Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow the joyful, funny, and heartwarming story of Archie Albright who is desperate for things to go back to normal after his mum and dad start acting weird. This book shines a light on LGBTQ+ issues and the impact of marriage and divorce on young children. Pick up your copy here.
Meanwhile, Maisie Chan’s Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths is the hilarious story of Danny, who would rather be drawing than adding up, and Grandma Nai Nai, his new roommate, who just so happens to be an ex-maths-champion. Their journey together has been melting hearts ever since publishing and this book has been described as ‘heartwarming and hilarious.’ It is available now from all good booksellers.
Congratulations to both!