Carnegie Nominees, SCBWI Salutes You!

Dave Cousins
The Cilip Carnegie Medal is perhaps the most coveted prize in children's fiction. Awarded by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Previous winners read like a roll call of the best stocked library: Meg Rossoff, Patrick Ness, Neil Gaiman, Mal Peet, Frank Cotterell Boyce, Siobhan Dowd. It sits alongside the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration as an acknowledgement of success to be yearned for. To be longlisted for the Carnegie Medal is an honour, a moment in your writing career to treasure.
Elizabeth Wein

 SCBWI's Dave Cousins' 15 Days Without A Head , Jane Mcloughlin's At Yellow Lake, and Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity all made the longlist for 2013. Huge congratulations to all three of them for such a fantastic achievement and an extra loud round of applause for Elizabeth Wein.

 Elizabeth is the author of The Winter Prince and The Lion Hunter series, set in Arthurian Britain and ancient Ethiopia. Her most recent novel for teens, Code Name Verity, is a World War II story about the unbreakable friendship between an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot and a Special Operations Executive spy. Code Name Verity is on UKLA Book Award Short List the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Short List and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Short List! This wonderful book has also won the ALA Printz Award Honor Book and the SCBWI Golden Kite Award Honor Book as well as being and Edgar Award Nominee AND, it hit the New York Times Bestseller List for three weeks in January February of this year. In addition to all that, drum roll please.... Code Name Verity has now been SHORTLISTED for the CILIP Carnegie Medal!
Jane Mcloughlin
 I’ll give you one second to get your breath back before I tell you, unsurprisingly, foreign rights for translation of Code Name Verity have just been announced in Publisher's Marketplace for sales to the Netherlands (at auction!), Italy, Sweden, Turkey, in addition to complex and simplified Chinese. A Spanish edition is out this month.
 Dave Cousins, Jane Mcloughlin and Elizabeth Wein, SCBWI salutes you!
May you go on to more and more success. Don't miss Candy Gourlay's interview with Elizabeth Wein.


  1. Congratulations all on your nominations!

  2. Wow, SCBWI's are on a roll. Congratulations and good luck to you all.

  3. Thanks for the mention! Just like to say that Dave and are are both Undiscovered Voices (2010)! So delighted that Elizabeth is on the shortlist. What a fantastic achievement for her and her wonderful book.

  4. These are outstanding books. Well done you guys!

  5. Many Congratulations Dave, jane and Elizabeth.
    CNV in simplified AND complex Chinese, wow!

  6. Thanks folks – honoured to be in such esteemed company. Fingers crossed for Elizabeth. Code Name Verity is brilliant!


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