Chloe Howarth

Sunburn by Chloe Michelle Howarth shortlisted at British Book Awards


Sunburn British Book Awards shortlist Chloe Michelle Howarth

Congratulations to Chloe Michelle Howarth as Sunburn has been shortlisted for The British Book Awards Book of the Year in the Discover category.

The Discover award continues to amplify books from underrepresented writers, with a particular focus on the work of indie presses. 

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 13 May.

Sunburn is an astute, evocative portrayal of first love, adolescent anxieties, and the realities of growing up in a small rural town – from the long, hot summers spent drinking in fields, to the pressures of a conservative, traditional community where everyone knows each other’s business.

Chloe Michelle Howarth’s debut novel was Verve’s lead summer title last year and backed with a creative campaign including an inaugural blogger event, proof posts with bracelet packages and a partnership with clothing shop Lucy & Yak. Sunburn went on to be shortlisted for the Debut Fiction Nero Book Award

The British Book Awards, aka The Nibbies, is a celebration of books: it affirms, connects and energises the world of reading by showcasing those who create stories and everyone who plays a role in bringing those stories to life.

The Awards aims to:

  • Reward excellent writing, excellently published
  • Spotlight the creativity, passion and power on display throughout the book industry
  • Celebrate every step of the process of creating a book, from the author’s mind to booksellers’ shelves to readers’ hands
  • Connect audiences through their love of reading

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