Four UEA authors longlisted for UK Literary Association Children’s Book Award
Four UEA Creative Writing alumni have been longlisted for the 2012 UK Literacy Association Children's Book Award, a national award chosen by teachers. John Boyne (MA 1995) is nominated in the 7-11 category for ‘Noah Barleywater Runs Away’, published by David Fickling Books. In the 12-16 category, David Almond (BA 1973) is nominated for ‘My Name is Mina’, published by Hodder, Martyn Bedford (MA 1994) for ‘Flip’, published by Walker Books, and Tim Bowler (MA 1992) for ‘Buried Thunder’, published by OUP. Shortlisting and the final judging will be carried out by teachers leading up to the UKLA International Conference next year and the winners will be announced at the Conference, which will be held at the University of Leicester in July 2012.