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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 … Continue reading

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And the award goes to…

The awards season is in full swing. On Thursday I attended the Society of Authors Authors’ Awards and here’s my invitation to prove it:                           My initial reaction … Continue reading

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Headline: Monster wins book prize…

I was at the Oscars yesterday. Yeah, baby. The OSCARS!!!  I don’t mean these Oscars:   And I don’t mean I flew out to : But for children’s writers, the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards amounts to the … Continue reading

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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). … Continue reading

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