T. M. Payne joins Broo Doherty's list. A former Police Case Investigator within the Domestic Violence Unit, she has now taken a break to concentrate on her passion to write crime novels.
In addition, Sean Lusk has joined David Headley's list. Sean is the winner of the 2015 Manchester Fiction Prize. He is currently working on his debut novel, The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley.
"The best crime fiction transports and enlightens while also entertaining - and Lightseekers, a compulsive and illuminating debut, does that and more. This is a novel that honours and inverts the tried and true tropes of the amateur PI with a contemporary flair that feels assured and innovative."
"An important story masterfully told."
"A superb novel - so inventive and well done. It's just brilliant."
"Thrillingly good. Femi Kayode takes crime fiction - very literally - to new places. Ian Rankin once said the best way to understand a country is to read its crime fiction. Told from the perspective of a returning expatriate, Lightseekers takes us deep into the rich complexities of contemporary Nigeria."
The book will be published by Bloomsbury Raven in February 2021.
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The Sky Is Mine, the moving YA debut from Amy Beashel is up for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and Abi Elphinstone's magical The Snow Dragon (illustrated by Fiona Woodcock) is up for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
The longlist will be announced on Thursday 18th February 2021, and the shortlist on Thursday 18th March 2021.
For more information on the Awards, click on the titles above.