September 05, 2020

The Last Chance Hotel nominated for the Elbakin Fantasy Award

I am so proud that The Last Chance Hotel has been nominated for a fantastic award in France - the Prix Elbakin.Net - where it is published as L’Hotel de la Derniere Chance.

The nominations for the 2020 award are here!

The Elbakin is an award for fantasy writing and looking at the other nominees, I am up against some very impressive competition. And the list of previous winners is also enough to make me feel nervous, yet even more thrilled at the same time. 

I wish everyone nominated the best of luck.

(apologies that I could not get a very clear image, but the other nominees are Thomas Taylor, Pam Smy, Samantha Shannon and Nnedi Okorafor).

And can I please say a big thank you to the Ealing Junior Book Award, which very kindly voted The Last Chance Hotel as its Book of the Year. Unfortunately the event had to be cancelled where I would have had the chance to have met a lot of the readers.

I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone involved with the award for the support of the book and for all the readers who were involved in choosing the first of my Seth Seppi mysteries as their favourite. These things really mean a lot and I was sorry not to get the chance to express my appreciation. 

Being nominated for any award is such a huge deal for any writer. Having people read your books is a big honour, but awards are rare and really do mean a lot. So thank you!