Huge congratulations to Luke Palmer, whose hard-hitting YA debut Grow has been longlisted for the 2022 Yoto Carnegie Medal!
Grow has also been longlisted for the 2022 Branford Boase Award and was featured on the Sunday Times 2021 Books of the year list.
Publisher and editor Penny Thomas said: ‘We’re so delighted to see Luke’s debut novel longlisted for both these prestigious awards this month. Grow is a brave, timely novel and a great read, raising difficult issues with honesty. It also marks Luke’s arrival as a YA writer and a talent to watch for the future.’