Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Co-authors of the hilariously funny teen novel Lobsters, Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison met in the sixth form and have been friends ever since.

Lucy is a school librarian who runs an online teen magazine, Whatever After, as well as teaching in girls’ schools across London specialising in building confidence and creativity.

Tom is a journalist and has written for ShortList, Time Out, Vice, talkSPORT, ESPN and Viz.

Lobsters Shortlisted For The YA Book Prize

Posted by Jazz on Monday December 8th, 2014

2014 has been a fantastic year for YA - and since being published in June, LOBSTERS has made a splash with readers everywhere. And it seems we're not the only ones that think so, as it's been shortlisted for the very first YA Book Prize!

Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison's socially awkward love story joins a stellar group of nine other shortlisted authors, including Half Bad author Sally Green and this year's Queen of Teen James Dawson. Click here to see the full shortlist!

The YA Book Prize is a brand new award in association with The Bookseller which celebrates the very best Young Adult books in the UK and Ireland. We'll be keeping our fingers very tightly crossed in anticipation of the winner announcement in 2015 - you can get involved too by tweeting #TeamLobsters!

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Lobsters

TOM ELLEN AND LUCY IVISON ARE THE CO-AUTHORS OF THIS HILARIOUSLY FUNNY TEEN NOVEL ...

Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find The One. Their ‘lobster’.

But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.

Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2015.