The Diverse Book Awards were created in November 2019 by Abiola Bello and Helen Lewis, founders of The Author School. They want to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK, both traditionally and self-published. Authors and publishers can submit any children’s, young adult or adult fiction book published that features Black, Asian, Latin American and and/or inclusive main characters.
Here is the longlist of adult fiction books for this year’s award.
A Book of Secrets by Kate Morrison
Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh (available on eBook and audio)
Everything You Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma (available on eBook and audio)
Golden Child by Claire Adam (available on eBook and audio)
Living The Dream by Isabelle Dupuy
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (available on eBook and Audio)
This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik (available on eBook)
The shortlist will be announced this month, and the overall winner announced in October. For details of the children’s and young adult list please visit the Diverse Book website https://www.thediversebookawards.co.uk/the-longlist
For information on how to access eBooks and eAudio, visit the website https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/e-books/