Ness Wins Carnegie, Kay Wins Greenaway

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Walker UK) won the Carnegie Medal for “the most outstanding book for children” published in the UK last year. Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal for outstanding illustration for his work on A Monster Calls.  The awards were presented at a ceremony June 14, 2012 in London

This is the first time a single book has won both the Carnegie and the Greenaway, and the second consecutive Carnegie win for Ness, who took the medal last year for Monster of Men. Ness is only the second author to ever win back-to-back Carnegie Medals, after Peter Dickinson’s consecutive wins in 1979 and 1980.

For more, see the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards website.