Here’s the blurb:
The BBA was set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist.
Me and Venetia Gosling, my editor at the time The Hanged Man Rises was published (now children’s editor at Macmillan), have been long listed for the award.
You can find the full list of the 29 longlisted books here: