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Ingrid Persaud and Katie & Kevin Tsang Longlisted for Diverse Book Awards 2021

The longlists for the second Diverse Book Awards have been revealed, recognising inclusivity in children’s, YA and adult fiction. Longlisted in the children's fiction category is Dragon Mountain by Katie and Kevin Tsang (Simon & Schuster), which is the first book in the Dragon Realm series and sets a group of children on an epic quest to free a quartet of fire-breathing beasts. Ingrid Persaud is nominated in the adult fiction category for Love After Love (Faber), which recently picked up the Costa Fist Novel Award and the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.

The shortlist will be revealed on 20th September, and the winners in each category announced on 21st October 2021. The three winners from each category will receive a bundle of prizes including a trophy, a six-month PR and marketing membership of Literally PR’s 100 Club, a feature and virtual event with independent online bookshop Back To Books, editorial content in publications Bad Form and Pen&Inc, plus the opportunity to be part of two author panel events, one hosted by The Author School and the other with Simon & Schuster. The children's winner will have their book featured as part of World Book Day Book Club and a school visit organised by World of Diversity.

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