Guardian children's fiction prize 2016

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Alex Wheatle: ‘I felt like the token black writer who talks about ghetto stuff’
The Guardian children’s fiction prize winner on facing his demons through writing and why he switched to YA

Homa Khaleeli

18, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Alex Wheatle wins 2016 Guardian children's fiction prize
Author who says his time in jail inspired his love of literature triumphs with Crongton Knights, set on a fictitious inner-city estate

Claire Armitstead

17, Nov, 2016 @7:35 PM

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Zana Fraillon on writing about refugee children: ‘Their resilience keeps hope alive'
In our series by authors shortlisted for the 2016 Guardian children’s fiction award, Fraillon explains how a drawing by a child at an Australian refugee detention centre inspired The Bone Sparrow

Zana Fraillon

15, Nov, 2016 @1:12 PM

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Brian Selznick: 'I wanted my story to exist between pictures and words'
In this latest piece from writers shortlisted for the Guardian children’s fiction prize, Selznick explains the visual storytelling of The Marvels

Brian Selznick

08, Nov, 2016 @11:46 AM

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Tanya Landman: 'The MPs' expenses scandal breathed life into history'
In the second of a series by writers shortlisted for the 2016 Guardian children’s fiction award, Landman explains how Hell and High Water came about

Tanya Landman

01, Nov, 2016 @5:00 PM

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Writing YA fiction requires new skillsets
In the first of a series by authors shortlisted for the 2016 Guardian children’s fiction award, Alex Wheatle, AKA The Brixton Bard, explores the difficulties of dialogue-driven fiction, and the challenge of writing his shortlisted novel Crongton Nights

Alex Wheatle

25, Oct, 2016 @10:55 AM

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Guardian children's fiction prize 2016 shortlist announced
Historical and contemporary fiction go head-to-head as UK authors Tanya Landman and Alex Wheatle vie with US writer Brian Selznick and Australian Zana Fraillon for the only children’s book award judged by children’s authors

Alison Flood

18, Oct, 2016 @10:57 AM

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Enter the Guardian young critics competition 2016
Review one of the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2016 longlisted books as an individual or a school book group and be in with a chance of winning books, national book tokens and an invite to meet authors at our award ceremony – enter here!

Emily Drabble

08, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

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How to enter the Guardian children's fiction prize 2016
Submissions are now open for publishers to enter the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2016. The closing date is 22 March 2016 so enter ASAP!

Emily Drabble

01, Mar, 2016 @10:00 AM

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