Branford Boase Award


Branford Boase Award

The Branford Boase Award is a literary award presented annually to an outstanding novel for young people by a first-time writer.

Wendy Boase, Editorial Director of Walker Books and Henrietta Branford worked together previously to produce a great number of books. Both Wendy Boase and Henrietta Branford died in 1999 of cancer. The Branford Boase award was created to celebrate and commemorate their names and memories and to encourage new talent in writing which they worked for during their lives. The awards were a joint idea by Julia Eccleshare and Anne Marley who both had jobs do with books.

The Branford Boase Award runs alongside the Henrietta Branford Writing Competition for under 19s.

Winners

Winners receive a hand-crafted box with the Branford Boase Award logo on and a cheque for £1,000.

* 2000 - Katherine Roberts - "Song Quest" - Chicken House
* 2001 - Marcus Sedgwick - "Floodland" - Orion
* 2002 - Sally Prue - "Cold Tom" - OUP
* 2003 - Kevin Brooks - "Martyn Pig" - Chicken House
* 2004 - Mal Peet - "Keeper" - Walker
* 2005 - Meg Rosoff - "How I Live Now" - Puffin
* 2006 - Frances Hardinge - "Fly By Night" - Macmillan Children’s Books
* 2007 - Siobhan Dowd - "A Swift Pure Cry - David Fickling Books
* 2008 - Jenny Downham - "Before I Die" - David Fickling Books

Shortlists

* 2000
** Dominic Barker - "Sharp Stuff" - Transworld
** Gus Clarke - "Can we keep it, Dad?" - Andersen Press
** Richard Kidd - "The Giant Goldfish Robbery" - Transworld
** Paul May - "Troublemakers" - Transworld
** Stephen Pots - "Hunting Gumnor" - Egmont
** Louise Rennison - "Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging" - Piccadilly
** Katherine Roberts - "Song Quest" - Chicken House
* 2001
** Nick Manns - "Control Shift" - Hodder
** William Nicholson - "The Wind Singer" - Egmont
** Hazel Riley - "Thanis" - OUP
** Marcus Sedgwick - "Floodland" - Orion
* 2002
** Emma Barnes - "" - Bloomsbury
** Adele Minchin - "The Beat Goes On" - Women’s Press
** Sally Prue - "Cold Tom" - OUP
** Bali Rai - "(Un)arranged Marriage" - Corgi
** Philip Reeve - "Mortal Engines" - Scholastic
* 2003
** Julia Bell - "Massive" - Macmillan
** Kevin Brooks - "Martyn Pig" - Chicken House
** Patricia Elliott - "Ice Boy" - Hodder
** Richard MacSween - "The Firing" - Andersen
** Livi Michael - "Frank and the Black Hamster of Narkiz" - Puffin
** Simon Mason - "The Quigleys" - David Fickling Books
** Nicky Singer - "Feather Boy" - HarperCollins
* 2004
** Steve Augarde - "The Various" - David Fickling Books
** Graham Gardner - "Inventing Elliott" - Dolphin
** Julie Hearn - "Follow Me Down" - OUP
** L.S. Matthews - "Fish" - Hodder
** Mal Peet - "Keeper" - Walker
** Eleanor Updale - "Montmorency" - Scholastic
* 2005
** Alison Allen-Gray - "Unique" - OUP
** Frank Cottrell Boyce - "Millions" - Macmillan
** Cathy Cassidy - "Dizzy" - Puffin Books
** John Dougherty - "Zeus on the Loose" - Random House
** Michelle Paver - "Wolf Brother" - Orion
** Meg Rosoff - "How I Live Now" - Puffin
** Leslie Wilson - "Last Train from Kummersdorf" - Faber
* 2006
** Nicola Davies - "Home" - Walker
** Joshua Doder - "A Dog Called Grk" - Andersen Press
** Frances Hardinge - "Fly By Night" - Macmillan Children’s Books
** Ann Kelley - "The Burying Beetle" - Luath Press
** Sarah Singleton - "Century" - Simon & Schuster
** Anthony McGowan - "Hellbent" - Doubleday
** Cat Weatherill - "Barkbelly" - Puffin
* 2007
** Linda Buckley-Archer - "Gideon the Cutpurse" - Simon & Schuster
** Siobhan Dowd - "A Swift Pure Cry - David Fickling Books
** Charlie Fletcher - "Stoneheart" - Hodder
** Ally Kennen - "Beast" - Scholastic
** Sian Pattenden - "The Awful Tale of Agatha Bilke" - Short Books
** Andy Stanton - "You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum" - Egmont
** Tabitha Suzuma - "A Note of Madness" - Random House
* 2008
** Atinuke - "Anna Hibiscus" - Walker
** L. Brittney - "" - Macmillan
** Sharon Dogar - "Waves" - Chicken House
** Jenny Downham - "Before I Die" - David Fickling Books
** Sarah Mussi - "The Door of No Return" - Hodder
** Jenny Valentine - "Finding Violet Park" - HarperCollins

See also

* List of literary awards

External links

* [http://www.branfordboaseaward.org.uk/ Branford Boase Award homepage]
* [http://www.henriettabranford.co.uk/Welcome/HB.html Henrietta Branford homepage]


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