My novel, The Life of a Teenage Body-snatcher, has just been shortlisted by the CBCA in the Older Readers category. Yes, I didn't expect it either. It hasn't happened before. But thanks to the judges and those people who said nice things. Here's the Older Readers shortlist:
Cath Crowley: Graffiti Moon. Pan Macmillan
Sonya Hartnett: The Midnight Zoo. Viking Books, Penguin Group
Joanne Horniman: About a Girl. Allen and Unwin
Doug MacLeod: The Life of a Teenage Body- Snatcher. Penguin Books
Melina Marchetta: The Piper’s Son. Penguin Books
Fiona Wood: Six Impossible Things. Pan Macmillan
To the Penguin People - especially Dmetri - my deepest gratitude. I apologise for sending you pictures of violent penguins over the past year. I thought they were funny. But they were in very bad taste and I promise not to do it again.