Great news! E.K. Johnston’s A THOUSAND NIGHTS (Disney-Hyperion) has been nominated for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy! 

The Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, established in 2011, honours excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy writing for children and adolescents. The prize is awarded annually with a cash prize of $5,000. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers ages eight to 18 and written by a Canadian or a Permanent Resident of Canada. The award is sponsored by HarperCollins Canada in memory of the late Monica Hughes.

Previous Winners Include:

2015 Jonathan Auxier. The Night Gardener. Toronto: Puffin Canada, 2014.

2014 Allan Stratton. Curse of the Dream Witch. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2013.

2013 Rachel Hartman. Seraphina. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2012.

2012 PJ Sarah Collins. What Happened to Serenity? Markham, ON: Red Deer Press, 2011.