Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Carnegie / Greenaway - how were our predictions?

A few months ago, Gordana's guest post described a nomination event she attended for the Carnegie / Greenaway Awards. The shortlists have just been announced, so how did she do? Really well for The Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration - of the five books she singled out for mention, three made it on to the list: Again! by Emily Gravett, I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen and Black Dog by Levi Pinfold. She was less successful with the Carnegie Medal for writing, predicting only The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan.

Whoever wins the Carnegie will be a first-timer, and if it's Roddy Doyle (nominated for A Greyhound of a Girl) he will be only the second author (Penelope Lively being the other) to win both the Carnegie for a children's book and the Booker, for an adult novel. There is also history-making potential in the Greenaway with both Gravett and Helen Oxenbury (King Jack and the Dragon) in line for an unprecedented third win.

For more information, see CILIP's press release, the article in Books for Keeps and The Bookbag's Carnegie reviews.

Carnegie shortlist


Greenaway shortlist

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