Australians nominated for 2020 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals
A number of Australian authors and illustrators have been nominated for the 2020 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals.
Karen Foxlee (Lenny’s Book of Everything, A&U), Paul Jennings (A Different Land, illus by Geoff Kelly, A&U) and Bren MacDibble (The Dog Runner, A&U) have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book for children and young people.
Grahame Baker Smith (Wisp: A Story of Hope, written by Zana Fraillon, Lothian), Remy Lai (Pie in the Sky, Walker) and Shaun Tan (Tales from the Inner City, A&U) are among the illustrators nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in a book for children and young people.
In total, 91 books were nominated for the Carnegie Medal and 71 for the Kate Greenaway Medal. The longlists will be announced on 20 February 2019, the shortlists on 19 March, and the winners on 17 June.
The medals are presented annually by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
For more information about CILIP and the awards, see the awards website.