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Ellie Pillai Is Brown

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Christine Pillainayagam

Ellie Pillai Is Brown Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize


Christine Pillainayagam’s Ellie Pillai Is Brown has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. One of the six shortlisted books for Older Readers, her YA romcom is about standing out, falling in love and following your heart. Hilarious and heart-warming, Ellie Pillai Is Brown was longlisted for the Branford Boase and Amazing Book Awards, and was one of the Observer’s YA Books of the Year.

Publishing with Faber in March 2023, the sequel, Ellie Pillai is (Almost) in Love, finds the inimitable titular heroine in the midst of a heavy summer romance which does not quite go as planned.

Congratulations Christine!