Congratulations to Jim Kay

A Monster Calls is now beginning to win prizes. Written by Patrick Ness, of course, and many congratulations to him and also to Jim Kay whose illustrations have also made a huge contribution to this marvellous book. Patrick is very generous with his praise, as are Walker Books.

Last week the book was awarded highly commended in the British Book Design and Production awards, and while I was away for a week there was even more recognition for Jim, with Dragonborn as well as A Monster Calls nominated for the Carnegie Medal. More information on that on Jim’s own blog.

And now the book has won the Children’s Book section of the Galaxy Book Awards. Here is the programme where it’s announced, and Patrick Ness gives a gracious thank you to Jim for his work. It starts at 14.30.

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