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Meet the Finalists for the BookLife Prize

This fantasy novel for middle grade readers follows the adventures of Aissa, a girl who has lost her voice in the wake of a terrible tragedy. Inspired by frescoes of figures leaping over the backs of bulls, Wendy Orr reimagines the mythology of ancient Crete to create a world where subjects of the Bull King must send year-old tributes to perform in bloody bull dance rituals each year.

Adventure Guides

The grand-prize winner will be announced on December We caught up with the seven authors who reached the BookLife Prize finals to talk about the writing life, self-publishing, and everything in between. Writing a Love Letter to Iran.