Rupert is featured alongside authors including Sally Green (Half Bad), Clare Furniss (The Year of the Rat) and Non Pratt (Trouble).
Read the coverage in The Bookseller
The BBA was set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for the 7 plus age category by a first time novelist and their editor.
The shortlist will be announced on the 4th May