The Branford Boase award is given annually to to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. It’s the only award that recognises a book’s editor in this way, and alongside S.E. Durrant, Little Bits of Sky’s editor, Kirsty Stansfield, is also longlisted.
We are INCREDIBLY pleased and proud for Sue, Kirsty, and the book. Moving, wise, and beautifully written, Little Bits of Sky is a breathtaking debut for 9-12 year old readers, and an uplifting story of loss, love and finding your place in the world.
If you’ve not discovered this fantastic story yet, here’s a look inside the book:
The Branford Boase shortlist will be announced in May, and the overall winner in July – congratulations, Sue and Kirsty, and good luck!