The International Board on Books for Young People has awarded the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award to David Almond of the UK. The Andersen award is given out biannually to a living author who’s complete works have made an outstanding contribution to children’s literature. The Andersen award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards for children’s literature. The IBBY jury described Almonds writing as magic realism for children. Almond received the Carnegie medal for Skellig, the authors first book for children, and the Michael L. Printz Award for his Young Adult novel, Kits Wilderness. You can read about the authors reaction to winning the award at the guardian.
Look for the prequel to Skellig, My Name is Mina, coming out in September 2010!
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