The Carnegie Medal is one of the few awards that I actually look forward to. Each year the shortlist and eventual winners are always of such a high quality that their work rivals the recipients of many of the more high profile book awards. Well, for me anyway! Especially those books that have successfully ‘crossed over’ into the adult market; Just in Case (Meg Rosoff), Millions (Frank Cottrell Boyce), Junk (Melvyn Burgess) and A Gathering Light (Jennifer Donnelly).
I look forward to ‘discovering’ fresh new voices from this year’s shortlist! The judging panel, as always, will have a very tough job in declaring an overall winner!