Anne Fine, OBE and former Children's Laureate, herself a winner of two Carnegie Medals, looks at the UK's most prestigious prize for children's literature. From its inception in 1936, through its trail by media in the 60s to the schools shadowing schemes today, the Carnegie Medal is 'the' award sort-after by children's writers. We talk to authors Melvin Burgess, David Almond and Meg Rosoff about their experiences of winning the award, what it means to them and how it influenced their careers.
Last week The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman won the 2010 CILIP Carnegie Medal.
2010 ShortlistANDERSON, LAURIE HALSE - CHAINS
GAIMAN, NEIL - THE GRAVEYARD BOOK my review
GRANT, HELEN - THE VANISHING OF KATHARINA LINDEN my review
HEARN, JULIE - ROWAN THE STRANGE
NESS, PATRICK - THE ASK AND THE ANSWER
PRATCHETT, TERRY - NATION
REEVE, PHILIP - FEVER CRUMB
SEDGWICK, MARCUS - REVOLVER my review