2010 Carnegie shortlist

At last! I kept checking and checking, until the shortlist snuck in the back door while I wasn’t looking at all.

ANDERSON, LAURIE HALSE  – CHAINS

GAIMAN, NEIL  – THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

GRANT, HELEN  –  THE VANISHING OF KATHARINA LINDEN

HEARN, JULIE  – ROWAN THE STRANGE

NESS, PATRICK –  THE ASK AND THE ANSWER

PRATCHETT, TERRY –  NATION

REEVE, PHILIP –  FEVER CRUMB

SEDGWICK, MARCUS –  REVOLVER

Of the eight I have read six and they are all excellent, as is to be expected. I have never read either Julie Hearn or Philip Reeve, but I’m fairly certain they are equally good.

Which book will win? So far Neil Gaiman seems to have won everything with The Graveyard Book, so there may be no stopping the man. Will they go for old established, like Terry Pratchett, or new like Helen Grant? And Patrick Ness has won quite a bit in a short period of time.

Or they could simply surprise me if they feel like it.

4 responses to “2010 Carnegie shortlist

  1. i absolutely loved CHAINS. what a brilliant book. i hope it’s in with a chance, it deserves recognition.

  2. “Rowan the Strange” for me!

  3. I’ve heard Chains is fantastic too. But witch, witch, witch. Where is your twitchy witchy nose? Predict for us, please, witch. Some of us still follow you for your extra sensory instincts….

  4. Yes, boss, but I thought I had narrowed it down to four, you know. The likeliest are Neil Gaiman and Patrick Ness.

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