Tag Archives: Bethan Hughes

Carnegie Medal Longlist Controversy

I was once nominated for the Carnegie medal; it was back in 1999 for Simone’s Letters. I can’t tell you how delighted I was – the Carnegie Medal was the children’s book award as far as I was concerned and to be nominated was the ultimate accolade (although I suppose winning would have been the […]


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The Manorhaus

There’s a hashtag on twitter that I’ve noticed writers use a lot. It’s: #Ilovemyjob. Well, #Ilovemyjob. Writing hasn’t brought me great personal wealth but it has given me the freedom to write and to choose how I spend my day and that’s equally, if not more, important. Being an author of children’s books also means […]


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Ysgol Esgob Morgan: a school visit with a difference

Guess what? I’ve been chosen as Ysgol Esgob Morgan’s Patron of Reading. How absolutely awesome and fandabbydozy is that?  I reckon this is my greatest honour yet and I’ve been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, don’t you know (Simone’s Letters). Ysgol (that’s Welsh for ‘school’) Esgob Morgan is a junior school in St Asaph’s, North […]


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