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US-UK showdown in Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist

I was delighted to have been invited to help judge the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2013.

The shortlist titles have been announced, and they take a transatlantic twist as two American authors battle it out with two UK authors.

A bestselling American author and YouTube sensation, John Green, whose book has been accused of being "sick lit" for teens, has been shortlisted for the Guardian children's fiction prize, alongside an American Newbery medal-winner, a much-garlanded previous finalist and an up and coming voice in the children's books world...

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