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Australians nominated for 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals

A number of Australian authors and illustrators have been nominated for the 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals.

Australian books including A Different Boy by Paul Jennings and Geoff Kelly (A&U) and Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Lothian) have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book for children and young people.

Bob Graham for The Poesy Ring (Walker) and Allison Colpoys for If All the World Were… (written by Joseph Coehlo, Frances Lincoln) are among the illustrators nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in a book for children and young people.

In total, 137 books were nominated for the Carnegie Medal and 117 for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The longlists will be announced on 18 February 2019, the shortlists on 18 March, and the winners on 17 June.

The medals are presented annually by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Earlier this year, CILIP made several changes to the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards, following an independently chaired diversity review after the organisation was criticised for not including a single black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) nominee on the 2018 Carnegie Medal longlist.

For more information about CILIP and the awards, see the awards website.


Category: Junior Local news