Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Costa Award Winner!

The Costa Award winners have been announced, and in the children's category it's
Just Henry by Michelle Magorian!
The shortlist's here.
And that whole list is just another nagging reminder of my endless to-read list. I can't believe I haven't gotten to any of them yet...


  1. nice blog. keep up the good work!

  2. Hi Gretchen, I share your frustration with not being able to keep-up with the reading pile. Managed to get through six books on Christmas vacation but the numbers of unread seem to be multiplying! If only we could reverse the work/reading relationship.

    I maintain a resource that may be of interest to you. It is a suite of Literary award sites covering some 250 literary award details including an index of 150+ Children & Young Adult Literary Prizes.

    Recent YA books that I have enjoyed included Sonya Hartnett's The Ghost's Child and Shaun Tan's The Arrival, plus Matt Ottley's Requiem for Beast. Also looking forward to Kathleen Duey's next work as Skin Hunger was cool.

    Thanks for your blog- very useful.

    Regards from the Land Down Under

    Kevin Parker (aka Book Award Tragic)
    Publisher Book AwardsOnline.com, Literary Awards UK.... CanLitawards and Literary Awards Australia

  3. Kevin, I can tell I'm going to be spending some time over at your sites. I just looked quickly, but there's obviously tons of great information. Thanks for the tip!