Shortlist for Dundee war book prize announced

Shortlist for Dundee war book prize announced

Three debut writers have made the shortlist for a prize for children’s books set in Dundee during the First World War.

Glasgow-based Cargo Publishing and Dundee Libraries, who created the Great War Dundee Children’s Book Prize, have shortlisted the unpublished titles The God of all Small Boys by Joseph Lamb, Shell Hole by Lindsay Littleson and The Wreck of the Argyll by John K Fulton.

Lamb is an actor and writer from Dundee and Littleson is a primary school teacher from Glasgow. Fulton was born in Scotland but now lives in Leicester and works as a technical writer.

The winning entry will be judged by school children in Dundee, as well as a judging panel of authors Theresa Breslin and Allan Burnett and blogger Martha Payne.

The winner will be announced in last March 2015 and will receive £2,500. Their novel will be published by Cargo Publishing next year.