12 March 2013
Booker-winner Doyle is in the running for the prestigious children's book award for A Greyhound of a Girl ...
Booker-winner Doyle is in the running for the prestigious children's book award for A Greyhound of a Girl
He won the Booker in 1993, for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. The only writer so far to win both the Booker and the Carnegie Medal is Penelope Lively.
The Carnegie Medal, established in 1936, is awarded annually to the writer of an exceptional novel for children. The winner receoves a golden medal and £500-worth of books to donate to the library of their choice.
The shortlist for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 is:
• The Weight of Water, Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
• A Greyhound Of A Girl, Roddy Doyle (Marion Lloyd Books)
• Maggot Moon, Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books)
• In Darkness, Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)
• Wonder, RJ Palacio (Bodley Head)
• Midwinterblood, Marcus Sedgwick (Indigo)
• A Boy And A Bear In A Boat, Dave Shelton (David Fickling Books)
• Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein (Electric Monkey)
The winning titles will be announced at a ceremony in June.
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