Announcing the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2020 longlist

We are delighted to announce the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2020 longlist.

With 1,012 submissions from writers in 35 countries this has proved our most competitive year to date and we were delighted by the standard.

2020’s longlist features 22 novels, including seven by returning listees.  Junior Judges aged seven to seventeen years will read the fulls of these novels during the school holidays and we will announce their shortlist on January 12th.

As submissions are read “blind” we’ll be keeping all author names under wraps until February 11th when the winning manuscript, as selected by 2020 Judge, Stephanie Thwaites of Curtis Brown, will be revealed.

In the meantime, many congratulations to the writers of these 22 standout titles:

49 Sisters
Allura and the Eviscero Charge
Amelia Skyhart and Iron Age Treasure
Daisy and the Dark
Dream Dial
Everything That Came After
Gizmo's Great Invention
Great, Great, Great
No Place But The Water
North Star
Perry Featherstone's Peculiars
Sean & the Franken-Bogey
The Boy in the Botanical Gardens
The Buried Dark
The Enemy Inside
The Map to the Better Place
The World Within
Truly Horrible Things
V is for Vanished