The Dark Inside - Italian jacket                     A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson

A huge congratulations to agency authors Rupert Wallis and Lara Williamson on being shortlisted for two very exciting Children’s Awards:

Rupert Wallis

The Dark Inside (Simon & Schuster) by Rupert Wallis has been shortlisted for The Andersen Prize, the most prestigious literary award for children in Italy.  He’s been shortlisted with two other authors, Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner and Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The winner will be announced on May 24 in Genoa.


Lara Williamson

Lara Williamson’s A Boy Called Hope (Usborne Publishing) is shortlisted for the IBW Book Award, alongside Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman

You can read more in the press release on the Bookseller:

IBW Award