Catherine Bruton


Wednesday 22nd of February 2012

Very touched and excited to hear the Heroes has been longlisted for The Brandford Boase AND the Southern Schools Book Award! ┬áLoving the BBA because it’s an award for editors too and my editor, the amazing Ali Dougal at Egmont, makes me a much better writer than I really am. I’m not sure people realise how much input a great editor has on the shaping and making of a novel. And the SSBA is lovely cos it’s voted for by Year 9 pupils and (unlike many teachers, I think!) I have a fondness for Year 9s! They are an underestimated species and some of the most discerning readers I know! So thanks for the nominations, although, as my husband helpfully says, it’s the hope that kills you…

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