I’m really, really pleased that Siobhan Dowd has won the Carnegie medal for her third novel, Bog Child. As I said a couple of months ago, the shortlist was a particularly good one, but I do have a special place in my heart for Siobhan. And I hope all the other shortlisted writers can go on and win the Carnegie another year.
I didn’t know this, but it seems they haven’t had a posthumous Carnegie before. There’s been a lot of celebrating by Siobhan’s friends over on Facebook, which just goes to show how much everyone cares. And David Fickling has even turned to blogging, which must prove something.
If you haven’t read Bog Child; why not? Go and do so now. Might as well give a copy to someone you like, too. Or two.