Thursday, June 24, 2010

Carnegie Goes to the Graveyard

The prestigious Carnegie Medal -- given annually to the writer of "an outstanding book for children" in the UK in memory of the industrial tycoon Andrew Carnegie -- has been awarded to Neil Gaiman for The Graveyard Book. Graveyard previously won the Newbery Medal, which is the rough American equivalent of the Carnegie, and is the first book to get both awards.

Congratulations to Gaiman for another well-deserved award; Graveyard really is a damn good book. (As I said some time ago, in one of the very few times I've reviewed a book before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon.)

[seen via Locus Online]

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