Sunday, June 26, 2011

Carnegie and Greenaway Medals

Congratulations to Grahame Baker-Smith for winning the Kate Greenaway medal for FArTHER and to Patrick Ness for Monsters of Men (the third of his Chaos Walking trilogy). As Philip Ardagh said in The Guardian on Saturday 25 June about the clashing of the Harry Potter announcement with the book award ceremony "It would have been nice, though, if someone bookish in Team Potter had nudged them towards picking another date. When Harry Potter's in town, he usually sucks up most of the oxygen and column inches.

Which is a shame as, in particular, the speech by Patrick Ness was well worth reading. And you can read it by going to the Lovreading website.

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