When I Was Joe:


Winner of the North East Teenage Book Award 2010

Winner of the Angus Book Award 2011 

Winner of the Lancashire Book of the Year Award, 2011

Winner of the Wirral Paperback of the Year 2011

Winner of the Wigan Teen Explorer Award 2011

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2011 (with editor Maurice Lyon)

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011

Highly commended for the Teenage Booktrust Prize 2010

Picked as one of YALSA’s Best Fiction  for Young Adults 2011

Shortlisted for the UK Literacy Book Award

Shortlisted for the Catalyst Book Award 2011


Shortlisted for the Redbridge Book Awards 2011

Shortlisted for the Salford Young Adult Book of the Year 2011

Runner up in the Coventry Inspiration Award 2011 14 plus category.

Runner up in the Hounslow Teen Book Award 2011

Longlisted for the Young Minds Book Award

Picked as a Manchester Fiction City book.

Nominated for the William Morris Award.

Winner of the Immanuel College book of the year

Listed as a White Raven 2011 (awarded by the International Youth Library to books which deserve worldwide attention)



Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery


Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2012

Long-listed for the Wirral paperback of the Year 2012



Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2015

Shortlisted for The Bookseller Young Adult Prize 2015 

Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award

Shortlisted for the North East Teen Award

Shortlisted for the Warwickshire Y9 Book of the Year Award.

Longlisted for the Redbridge Teen Book Award


This is Not a Love Story

Longlisted for the UKLA Book award

Shortlisted for the Hounslow Teen Book Award, 2016. 


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