Friday, October 14, 2011
A tale of two sound-alike titles
The two novels' similar-sounding titles were blamed for the mistake.
Organisers of the National Book Awards in the US have mistakenly announced the wrong shortlist at their launch night.
A "miscommunication" led to Lauren Myracle's Shine being listed for the young people's literature category, instead of Franny Billingsley's Chime.
Judges decided to let the sound-alike titles compete together, with the category expanded to allow six titles.
It would be very interesting if the "sound-alike" won the prize!