Ruth Frances Long awarded Spirit of Dedication Award

Dublin-born writer Ruth Frances Long has been awarded a Spirit of Dedication Award for ‘Best Creator of Children’s Science Fiction and Fantasy’ by the European Science Fiction Society (ESFS). The announcement took place on Sunday at the 37th Annual European Science Fiction Convention (Eurocon 2015) in St. Petersburg, Russia with the winners being chosen  by participants in national Sci-Fi Conventions around Europe. Long shares her Best Author award with Russian illustrator Anton Lomaev.

“It’s great to see a truly original work being recognised”, says O’Brien Press MD Ivan O’Brien. “The European Science Fiction Society have put Ruth Long’s novel A Crack in Everything in illustrious company, which it fully deserves. I don’t think I’ll ever see Dublin in the same light again, knowing there are fairies and demons lurking in the shadows at every turn! Well done, Ruth.”

A Hollow in the Hills, the sequel to A Crack in Everything, will be published in September 2015.

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