Congratulations!  THE GUARDIAN ANGEL’S JOURNAL by Carolyn Jess-Cooke (Piatkus) has been shortlisted for the Published Writer of the Year for this year’s Brit Writers’ Awards 2012. The gala dinner and awards ceremony will take place on the evening of 1st December in London.

THE GUARDIAN ANGEL’S JOURNAL has now been translated into 21 different languages.   It asks one hugely poignant question, ‘if you could live your life again, what would you do differently?’  Author of SISTER, Rosamund Lupton, called it ‘richly imaginative, original and thought-provoking.’  We are thrilled that she’s on the shortlist.

Prizewinning author and poet, Carolyn Jess-Cooke, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Following a BA, MA, and PhD at Queen’s University, she took up a lectureship in Film Studies at the University of Sunderland. She is Poetry Advisor for Mslexia and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University.  Her latest book, THE BOY WHO COULD SEE DEMONS, was out in the UK earlier this year and is being published by Random House in America at the beginning of 2013.