The Monstrous Child shortlisted for YA Book Prize

Francesca’s first YA novel The Monstrous Child has been shortlisted for the prestigious YA Book Prize. The winner will be announced at a special event at Hay Festival on 1st June.

Other books on the shortlist are:

Malorie Blackman’s Chasing the Stars

Crongton Knights by Alex Wheatle

The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

The Graces by Laure Eve

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

How not to Disappear by Clare Furniss

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

The YA Book Prize Shortlist

The YA Book Prize Shortlist

The prize, which was set up by The Bookseller magazine, is run in association with Hay Festival and World Book Day. It’s the first prize in the UK and Ireland to specifically focus on literature for a YA audience.

You can find out more in The Bookseller article or on the Foyles website.