Our Clients Are Prizewinners!

Our clients walked away with a bunch of Eisner Awards at the 2020 Virtual San Diego ComicCon last weekend! The big winner was Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second) with “Best Publication for Teens”, as well as “Best Writer” going to Mariko Tamaki and “Best Penciller/Inker” to Rosemary Valero-O’Connell!      …

HITCH Wins Society of Authors Prize

HITCH by Kathryn Hind has won the 2020 Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, which celebrates first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.   Past winners include Zadie Smith, Evie Wyld, Elliot Perlman, Chloe Hooper and Sophie Mackintosh. Previously, HITCH won the 2018…

THE YIELD wins prestigious Miles Franklin Award, 2020

THE YIELD by Tara June Winch (Penguin Books Australia) has won Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin Award. This is the second year in a row that one of our clients has won this prize!

THE WHITE GIRL and THE YIELD both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, 2020

Congratulations to two of our clients’ titles : THE WHITE GIRL (UQP) and THE YIELD (Penguin Books Australia) are both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Australian equivalent to the Booker prize. The judges noted that the books nominated this year deal with topics of racial and cultural dispossession and “demonstrate powerfully how past trauma…

BE PREPARED Wins Again!

UN ETE D’ENFER, the French edition of Vera Brosgol’s hilarious graphic novel, has won the Prix Bédélys Jeunesse for graphic novels for 7-12-year-olds in Quebec! (The jury is made up of young readers from the libraries in the City of Montreal.)

Yet Another Award for LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME!

The First Second title, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME, by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell just keeps racking up awards! It has just been named as a special mention honoree in the Young Adult category of the inaugural 2020 BolognaRagazzi Comics Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair! Congratulations to all…

Breakthrough for Graphic Novels at Major US Awards!

Graphic novels are no longer outsiders in the prize-winners category, and School Library Journal has published a great article detailing the graphic novels that have just won major children’s literary prizes. For example, Jerry Craft’s New Kid became the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal and it also won the Coretta Scott King…