Wow, what a week! Small Spaces has been included in the shortlist for the Australian Book Industry Awards 2019 Book of the Year for Older Children. I am so fortunate and proud to be included alongside these other fantastic books by such talented authors.
On 26th March I attended the CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist announcement at the State Library of Victoria and was absolutely thrilled to find out Small Spaces is a finalist in the Older Readers category. Here I am with the other shortlistees who were in attendance for the announcement – it was so great to be there in person!
I’m thrilled to announce that SMALL SPACES has been shortlisted for the Readings YA Book Prize for 2018! You can find out more about the prize on the Readings website here. It’s an absolute honour to be in the company of such fantastic #LoveOzYA books.
Nina Kenwood, Readings’ Marketing Manager and Chair of the Judging Panel, comments: ‘The stories in this year’s shortlist range from romantic comedy to post-apocalyptic plague, and inspire everything from creeping horror to sheer joy. The six books are of an exceptionally high standard, demonstrating the extraordinary depth of talent to be found amongst debut and early-career Australian YA authors.’
Of SMALL SPACES, Nina said:
Sarah Epstein is not afraid to take her readers to dark places and Small Spaces is a gripping mystery and a deliciously creepy page-turner. Like the best psychological thrillers, this novel will have you on the edge of your seat, and keep you guessing until the very end.