Queen of Teen 2014 shortlist announced by the Book People

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The shortlist for this year's Queen of Teen award - organised by leading online literature retailer the Book People - has been announced, with some of the brightest talents in teen fiction in the running for this prestigious prize.

Since 2008, the Queen of Teen award has been shining a spotlight on the very finest writers teen fiction has to offer - and there's yet another strong shortlist packed with flair, verve and originality this year. Among the contenders for this year's Queen of Teen are Beth Reekles, Holly Smale, Veronica Roth and Tonya Hurley.

"We've had a really enthusiastic response to Queen of Teen over the last few years, and it's been a real privilege to honour some of the best writers producing teen fiction," said Ryan Barham, editor at the Book People. "We've got another strong shortlist this year, which just goes to show how much talent is out there."

"Teen fiction can play a really important role at a challenging time in adolescents' lives, and the whole point of the Queen of Teen award is to give those who write it the recognition they deserve for tackling these issues with wit, charm and compassion,” he added.

The 2014 Queen of Teen shortlist includes two male writers for the first time. Both Hollow Pike author James Dawson and John Green, author of A Fault in Our Stars, are in the running for this year's award.

Also included on the shortlist for this year's Queen of Teen award are Cassandra Clare, Cathy Cassidy, S.C. Ransom and Natasha Farrant.

The nominees and the winner of the Queen of Teen award are chosen by readers themselves, with thousands of eager young bookworms helping to decide both the shortlist and the eventual victor. Voting for the 2014 prize is currently open at http://www.queenofteen.co.uk, and will close at midnight on July 7th.


For further information, please contact:
Name: Ryan Barham
Title: Book People Editor
Telephone: 01483 860215
Email: social(at)thebookpeople(dot)co(dot)uk

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