Patrick Ness has won the Costa Children's Book Award for his teenage novel The Ask and the Answer, the second in his Chaos Walking trilogy. He now goes forward with the other four category winners to be considered for Costa's Book of the Year, to be announced on 26th January. For more information, see:
Interviews with Ness on the BBC's coverage of the award and yaReads.com.
A review of the book from the Ultimate Book Guide.
Details of his books on our catalogue.
In the US, Katherine Paterson is to become their second National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature - similar to our Children's Laureate. Read more in the New York Times, from the Library of Congress, in Notes from the Hornbook and find her on Facebook. Her most famous book is possibly Bridge to Terabithia, which was recently filmed - we have that and several others in stock here.
Closer to home, Catherine Forde, Scottish Booktrust's current Virtual Writer in Residence, will have her first play Empty performed by the National Theatre of Scotland at the Tron, Glasgow, in March. She's also available on Glow in February - see the Glow blog for details. And, as usual, we have a selection of her books here at Jordanhill.